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Different Types Of Ecg Readings
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
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
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
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
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
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 “abnormal" but falls within borderline zone. Number one cause of abnormal axis is incorrect lead placement. ...Read more
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?
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
I weigh 251 I am 36 years old my EKG reading is 68 my heart rate is only 56 my chest is real tight hard to breath & my left arm aches what do I do?
Chest and arm pain: Best to get yourself to er or call for 911 for help. ...Read more
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.
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
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
Is a borderline ECG reading that states probable atrial abnormality, possible rsr' in V1 or V2 anything to worry about?
What you describe is a very acceptable EKG in a 34 year old woman.
Do not worry ...Read more
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
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