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Doctor insights on: Different Types Of Ecg Readings

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What ECG readings are normal for a 25 year old man?

What ECG readings are normal for a 25 year old man?

Many possibilities: The most normal reading would be
NSR, normal sinus rhythm.
Not uncommon to see sinus bradycardia, sinus arrhythmia and short PR interval in young healthy people to name a few. Do you have a specific reading you have a question about? ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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Can you tell me how to tell if I have normal ECG readings for a 25 year old man?

Can you tell me how to tell if I have normal ECG readings for a 25 year old man?

ECG: To tell if you have normal ECG readings, you have to have an ECG performed and then ask or obtain the results of the test. If the results are normal, then you have a normal ecg. ...Read more

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On ECG readings what does occasional premature ectopic complexes mean, a rightward axis, a short pr, and low voltage qrs?

Pre-excitation?: There is a short delay between the times the upper chambers (atria) contract and the lower chambers (ventricles). The two events are seen on the ekg as the p and r waves. If that is shorter than 120 msec, that can mean an accessory pathway that is bypassing the normal conduction system and cause "pre-excitation". Look up WPW or lgl syndrome. See an electrophysiologist about possible ablation. ...Read more

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The ECG read it boarder line and the Doctor say it is within normal limit and to neglect the EKG reading. Which one I should believe?

The ECG read it boarder line and the Doctor say it is within normal limit and to neglect the EKG reading. Which one I should believe?

Doctor: Electrocardiograms take years of experience to interpret properly and even then there may be slight variables in each doctors assessment. With that being said, the doctor`s interpretation should be trusted. The computer makes broad generalizations and does not give conclusive results. ...Read more

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I have an incomplete on an EKG reading what does it mean?

I have an incomplete on an EKG reading what does it mean?

Can't tell: Not sure what "incomplete" would be referring to if it's not associated with any other phrase. It may be followed by other information, e.g. Incomplete right bundle branch block. Might want to clarify. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have an irregular EKG reading during a sleep study?

What does it mean when I have an irregular EKG reading during a sleep study?

Arrhthmia: It could be atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter and pvcs. Treatment depends on what the monitored showed. Lot of times if your sleep apnea gets treated and if it improves, your arrhytmia will get better also. ...Read more

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I had my EKG reading done in class today and my professor thought it was a little weird. The axis reading of P-QRS-T was -1, 8, and -6. Is that weird?

I had my EKG reading done in class today and my professor thought it was a little weird. The axis reading of P-QRS-T was -1, 8, and -6. Is that weird?

Weird or not: P-wave axis normal is 0 to +75, QRS axis normal is -30 to +90, and T-wave axis normal is +15 to +75 degrees. QRS is normal. P-wave borderline and if you are younger lower atrial rhythm leading to an abnormal axis is not atypical if heart rate is slower. T-wave is ÔÇťabnormal" but falls within borderline zone. Number one cause of abnormal axis is incorrect lead placement. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I had a normal EKG reading, but weeks after im still having chest pains should I worry about a heart attack?

Can you tell me if I had a normal EKG reading, but weeks after im still having chest pains should I worry about a heart attack?

Less likely: A nl ekg does not completely exclude active heart disease. If there are persistent symptoms cardiology eval with echo, stress test and cardiac enzymes may be in order. If these tests are neg and symptoms persist atrial of nsaids for costochondritismay be helpful. ...Read more

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My EKG reading was 54, could that be the beginning of bradychardia? My mom has a slow heart beat and a heart murmur. I'm concerned I will get a murmur

My EKG reading was 54, could that be the beginning of bradychardia? My mom has a slow heart beat and a heart murmur. I'm concerned I will get a murmur

Bradycardia: Bradycardia in a person who is physically very active is normal. If you are performing aerobic exercise on a regular basis, do not worry about a heart rate of 54 bpm. A heart murmur can be benign, albeit if you develop it later in life, you need to be evaluated; however, there is very little correlation between bradycardia and a heart murmur (far-fetched correlations exist however). ...Read more

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Can ECG detect ischemia? How accurate is it? Her Dr. Did not explained to her what type of ischemia it is because she doenst have any symptoms.

Can ECG detect ischemia? How accurate is it? Her Dr. Did not explained to her what type of ischemia it is because she doenst have any symptoms.

ECG: There are typical ECG changes associated with ischemia. When correlated with an appropriate symptom scenario these changes are highly accurate for the presence of ischemia. In a random situation those changes are less specific for ischemia. ...Read more

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Can you explain the different components of ECG report?

Can you explain the different components of ECG report?

A lot!: For a cardiologist, an EKG can give information about the rate, the rhythm, whether there are signs of a congenital abnormality, signs of a heart attach or blocked artery, the thickness of the heart muscle, previous heart attack, and more. In experienced hands, an EKG can tell an incredible amount of information. ...Read more

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What does repolarization mean for an ECG reading?

What does repolarization mean for an ECG reading?

ECG: The ECG shows recording during depolarization and in repolarization of the heart. These are the two electrophysiologic changes that generate the ECG on the cellular level. ...Read more

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I am male, 29, no health issue, but scared by reading stories of adults suffering from MI, I did ecg echo and ETT, all normal, but still I am scared,?

MI: With a normal ecg, echo and ETT at 29y/o you have little to worry about in the next few years. You should get yourself on a good exercise, diet and attention to health program. At least half hour a day of aerobic exercise, Mediterranean diet, don't smoke and take care of any risk factors you have. If you need it, get counselling for your fears, but better to channel the fear into constructive step ...Read more

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What do you advise if I want help reading my sons ECG results. Pr interval is 122, qrs duration 108, qt/qtc 454/454, p-r-t axes 34, -?

What do you advise if I want help reading my sons ECG results. Pr interval is 122, qrs duration 108, qt/qtc 454/454, p-r-t axes 34, -?

Could be normal: The values you mention are not necsssarily a problem. You do need someone with expertise to look over the tracing however to make sure there are no other problems or abnormalities. ...Read more

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What do aml, mr and al stand for in ECG reading?

ECG: Ami: acute myocardial infarction
mr: mitral regurgitation
ai: aortic regurgitation
now... I doubt that you read ai or mr on an ECG (electrocardiogram) for these are diagnosis's made by physical exam and/or echocardiography... ...Read more

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What causes an ECG pulse rate and a pulse rate measure on the wrist to be different?

What causes an ECG pulse rate and a pulse rate measure on the wrist to be different?

Heart rate: Did you ever see a kind of electronic device that was 100% reliable? There are lots of reasons why the sensors in a device to measure pulse rate could be off. ...Read more