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Ekg says normal sinus rhythm, nonspecific st abnormality, abnormal ecg, what to do?

Ekg says normal sinus rhythm, nonspecific st abnormality, abnormal ecg, what to do?

ECG: That is a common ECG reading which can indicate something is wrong but also can be as it says nonspecific and 'no big deal'. Ask your doctor if there is reason for concern or further investigation. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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Ekg says normal sinus rhythm, nonspecific st abnormality, abnormal ecg, what does this mean?

Ekg says normal sinus rhythm, nonspecific st abnormality, abnormal ecg, what does this mean?

Common reading: "abnormal" because there are non-specific changes which are not specific enough to meet a true diagnosis, but not normal enough to say normal, so somewhat of a soft call or indecisive read, but very common and does not necessarily mean anything. The bottom line, the ECG findings need to be placed in the clinical context in which it was taken, and compared to previous and subsequent ECGs. ...Read more

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Severe aniexty chest pain ECG unspecified t wave abnormality doc said nothing wrong ?

Severe aniexty chest pain ECG unspecified t wave abnormality doc said nothing wrong ?

ECG: Don't freak, nonspecific T wave abnormality means very little. It's the next thing to normal. An ice cube on your skin can cause it. When you get anxious ask the doc to explain. ...Read more

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Always had abnormal ECG due to inverted Twaves last ECG said ST & Twave abnormality, consider Anterior ischemia cant rule out inferior infarct. Worry?

Always had abnormal ECG due to inverted Twaves last ECG said ST & Twave abnormality, consider Anterior ischemia cant rule out inferior infarct. Worry?

Depends: You list "stress echocardiography" - was this normal? It's a much more accurate test than just an ordinary, resting EKG. If your stress echo was normal, forget the EKG but remember to always warn future doctors that you have a "normal funky-looking EKG" so they don't worry. ...Read more

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27 years old , st and t wave abnormality in ecg, 61 kg, smoking, no family history. What risk for heart attack?

27 years old , st and t wave abnormality in ecg, 61 kg, smoking, no family history.  What risk for heart attack?

Quit Smoking: While ST and T wave abnormalities on ECG may often be nonspecific, smoking causes heart attacks, strokes, amputations of the legs, lung disease and cancer. You're a young man - it's time for you to quit smoking! I can't quit for you but you can! Other than rapidly opening blocked arteries in an acute heart attack the only intervention to save more hearts is quitting smoking!! Do it today!! ...Read more

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Severe aniexty heart racing breathless chest pain constant hospital trips don't believe I'm ok in state all time gp won't help unspecified t wave abnormality on ECG plz help?

Severe aniexty heart racing breathless chest pain constant hospital trips don't believe I'm ok in state all time gp won't help unspecified t wave abnormality on ECG plz help?

Focus on the anxiety: agree with the other doctors in their assessment. Address underlying anxiety. From your perspective it begins with a healthy diet aimed at improving brain neurotransmitter function: b vitamin rich foods, omega 3 fats, folate (folic acid) rich foods, eliminate all food coloring and minimize processed foods. Daily nuts and seeds, regular fish, daily greens, exercise and meditation and psychotherapy for 6months ...Read more

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What is a t wave abnormality on an ecg?

What is a t wave abnormality on an ecg?

Ecg: T waves represent the repolarization of the ventricles. The morphology of the wave is fairly uniform so when its vector is in the wrong direction we consider the t wave abnormal. ...Read more

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My ECG says possible st/t abnormality. Normal enzymes though.

My ECG says possible st/t abnormality. Normal enzymes though.

Non specific: Many ST-T wave abnormalities are nonspecific. By themselves, they may not represent any problem, because a variety of unrelated issues can cause them - for example, electrolyte abnormalities from dehydration, hyperventilation from anxiety, and other non heart related problems are possible causes. So they don't necessarily indicate a heart problem. Talk to your doctor about possible causes for you ...Read more

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Possible reasons for abnormal ECG - probable rvh w secondary repol abnormality?

See below: Any chronic lung disease Pulmonic stenosis or severe regurgitation Left to right intracardiac shunting such as from atrial septal defect, atrioventricular septal defect, ventricular septal defect, or a variety of complex congenital heart diseases. ...Read more