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Doctor insights on: Dextrocardia Ekg Lead Placement

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Can incorrect lead placement lead to an inverted t-wave on ekg?

Can incorrect lead placement lead to an inverted t-wave on ekg?

Yes: Yes, absolutely. Avr usually has inverted t-waves normally. If you invert left and right arm electrodes, avr becomes avl so now avl has inverted t waves (where as typically it does not).

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more


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Lead placement for a five-lead ECG system?

Lead placement for a five-lead ECG system?

Usual: White to the right arm, black to the left arm, red to the left leg, green to the right leg, usually the v lead is brown which goes to the precordial placements.

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Does electrode placement on EKG affect outcome results, ?

Does electrode placement on EKG affect outcome results, ?

Ecg: The ECG records the vector direction of the signals in the heart. As such the placement of the leads is crucial to the interpretation of the ECG patterns recorded.

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Is a 10 lead EKG machine as good as a 12 lead machine?

Is a 10 lead EKG machine as good as a 12 lead machine?

Depends: In some cases, a 3 or 5-lead ekg provides sufficient information. However, for a full picture of what the heart is doing, a 12-lead is the best. It takes 10 physical leads to produce a 12- lead ecg. Left and right arms, left and right legs, v1-v6.

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If I had hyperkalemia wouldn't it show peaked t waves throughout entire 12 lead EKG with widened qrs?

If I had hyperkalemia wouldn't it show peaked t waves throughout entire 12 lead EKG with widened qrs?

Depends: That is with life threatening hyperkalemia. If your case is mild, or chronic, it may not manifest yet with ekg abnormalities.

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What does an EKG 12-lead impression: non-specific st t wave abnormality mean? I I just need to know what this test result means.

What does an EKG 12-lead impression: non-specific st t wave abnormality mean? I I just need to know what this test result means.

A: A "nonspecific" abnormality means that the wave doesn't look like the typical, standard ekg. The st-t wave is the wave that occurs right after the qrs. Often times the wave doesn't look typical, but it is important to note if prior ekg's have appeared the same for the patient. Also, some medications can cause these changes.

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What should p waves look like in lead v1? What does it mean if different on some EKG? One will show completely positive, one fully negative, another biph

There can be a lot: Of normal variability to the p-wave morphology in V1. More so in women. In general a biphasic or mostly upright p wave is usual. Certainly you could have an ectopic atrial activation in which case the morphology would be altered. Physical positioning (sitting, lying or at 30 degrees) for the EKG will also make a difference. Lead position too. Regardless it is usually of no clinical significance.

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Can you see heart attack changes on a 3 lead EKG?

Can you see heart attack changes on a 3 lead EKG?

Well: I'm electrocardiogram there are usually changes that reflect haven't had a heart attack or myocardial infarction. However electrical abnormalities in the conduction system of the heart can't look like a heart attack or infarct. Also some infarcts do not show up on the EKG. Most the time the EKG is abnormal and shows a prior heart attack or while you're having a heart attack itshows the acute changes of a heart attack but it's not 100%

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Would a heart attack usually show up on a 3 lead EKG?

Would a heart attack usually show up on a 3 lead EKG?

It can: A complete ECG is all 12 leads. Having said that a 3 lead ECG can give suspicion to prior injury or infarct, but not confirm for as confidently. Also matters which 3 leads are being traced, contiguous or not so that it would be more or less accurate if it made an anatomic sense.

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Ecg: flat t wave. Echo: ef 60%. Basis on this diagnosis is ischemia. Being asked to undergo stent placement? Should go for it or not?

Ecg: flat t wave. Echo: ef 60%. Basis on this diagnosis is ischemia. Being asked to undergo stent placement? Should go for it or not?

Need more info...: Would need to know your symptoms and the results of a stress test to clarify better. You are right to ask questions. Except in extreme emergencies, one can always ask for a second opinion

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Cardiology. Wat relarevance dose a Q Wave have on lead 3 of an EKG. Where dose intrascapula fit is this part of another condition? And affects the heart

Cardiology. Wat relarevance dose a Q Wave have on lead 3 of an EKG. Where dose intrascapula fit is this part of another condition? And affects the heart

None.: It is not uncommon for young adults to have Q waves. These are normal and are the first activation of the bottom of the heart, between the main pumping chambers, called the interventricular septum. After that, it splits into Left and Right sides but that first Q wave is picked up as the initial beat of the ventricles before spreading out into the main heart muscles that make the main Signal.

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Meaning of the diagnosis from an EKG, 12 Lead, Initial: Sinus bradycardia, Low voltage QRS, Possible Septal and Inferior infarcts, age undetermined.

Meaning of the diagnosis from an EKG, 12 Lead, Initial: Sinus bradycardia, Low voltage QRS, Possible Septal and Inferior infarcts, age undetermined.

3 things: Sinus bradycardia means the heart rate is less than 60 Low voltage QRS could be associated with many things, including obesity, emphysema, lung disease, pericardial effusion, infiltrative cardiomyopathy, etc Possible septal and inferior infarcts age undetermined: there is some evidence of possible heart attacks on the septal and inferior walls of the heart, and cannot determine the age of events