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Can EKG or ECG show chest inflammation ?

Can EKG or ECG show chest inflammation ?

No: An ECG monitors the electrical impulses/conduction of the heart. It does not monitor or diagnose chest inflammation. There are many organs/tissues within the thoracic cavity, so I'm not sure what you mean by chest inflammation. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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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Atypical ecg? Is says sinus rhythm and low qrs voltage in chest leads (qrs deflection <1.0 mv in chest leads) what does that mean?

Atypical ecg? Is says sinus rhythm and low qrs voltage in chest leads (qrs deflection <1.0 mv in chest leads) what does that mean?

Maybe normal: May be normal variant. An old ECG would be helpful. Other things such as pericardial effusion or water around the heart may be a cause. If you have no symptoms and it's not a change from old ECG then prob not an issue. ...Read more

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Sinus Rhythm Low voltage in precordial leads. -Old anterior infarct. ABNORMAL ekg?

Sinus Rhythm Low voltage in precordial leads. -Old anterior infarct. ABNORMAL ekg?

Yes, by tracing only: It is an abnormal ekg by reading of the tracing but what is most important is the ekg in relation to a good history and clinical exam. Questions to ask: do you have a past history of heart disease, high BP, diabetes, smoking? Do you have chest pain/jaw pain/pain down L arm? Is your BP high on exam? Any of these findings along with the above ekg is a MAJOR concern. Please talk with your doctor!! ...Read more

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Normal ekg, troponin, d dimer, and chest xray. Heart attack ruled out?

Normal ekg, troponin, d dimer, and chest xray. Heart attack ruled out?

Yes, but not: heart disease. From the data you provided, myocardial infarction, (heart attack) can be ruled out, but not other heart diseases. Get clearance from your doctor to exercise and do it. Also - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Tiny vsd.Cardiac workup shows possible past heart attack.Having heart cath 4 constant chest pressure/shortness of breath.Possible discomfort causes?

Tiny vsd.Cardiac workup shows possible past heart attack.Having heart cath 4 constant chest pressure/shortness of breath.Possible discomfort causes?

Chest pain not from : Chest pain possibly from ASHD or blocked coronary arteries. What showed possible old heart attack if this was an ekg this is not that accurate. If it was and echocardiogram or cardiac sonogram that showed prior heart muscle damage that is probable accurate. Cardiac cath should tell you if you have blocked arteries and how significant they are. If borderline blockages are found a wire can be passed. ...Read more

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24/7 chest pain 6 weeks, near constant tachycardia palpitations shortness of breath past week. Normal ecg, blood, chest xray. Likely anxiety or heart?

24/7 chest pain 6 weeks, near constant tachycardia palpitations shortness of breath past week. Normal ecg, blood, chest xray. Likely anxiety or heart?

Anxiety: Anxiety reaction may well be the cause of your symptoms if hyperthyroidism as well as organic heart disease has been ruled out by your physician and/or cardiologist. Consultation with a psychiatrist for stress management therapy is recommended as treatment for chronic anxiety state. Medication may also be prescribed for a short period. ...Read more

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Severe SOB, chestpain, sudden paralaysis in legs/arms, high/weak heartrate, bloating, barrel chest, nail clubbing. Normal spirometry, ecg, echo.

Severe SOB, chestpain, sudden paralaysis in legs/arms, high/weak heartrate, bloating, barrel chest, nail clubbing. Normal spirometry, ecg, echo.

Severe SOB: and chest pain are very serious symptoms. Basic in diagnoisi is doing a Chest X ray, Oxygen Sat. and Blood tests and CT scan of the chest (if xray is equivocal or negative). Since the ECG and Echo are normnal, I think we are faced with a Respiratory disorder. Please see a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Chest pain arm numbness heaviness Ekg normal sinus rhythm RSQ QR in V1 sug. RV cond. delay. ST-Mild physiologic apical window thickening.GFR-64,BN-357?

Chest pain arm numbness heaviness Ekg normal sinus rhythm RSQ QR in V1 sug. RV cond. delay. ST-Mild physiologic apical window thickening.GFR-64,BN-357?

Unclear.: The short answer is to see a cardiologist. The information provided is confusing. A routine consultation would clarify everything and enable a solid recommendation concerning any needed treatment. ...Read more

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Does chest congestion cause heart palpitations?

Does chest congestion cause heart palpitations?

Generic symptoms: Palpitations is a very non specific or generic symptom which means anything in theory cause it. Whether the palpitations are something pathologic like an abnormal heart rhythm requires more careful evaluation by your doctors. ...Read more

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Ecg says low qrs voltage and low qrs voltage in precordial leads? history of chest pain,pvs tachy. what is this caused from? worried....

Ecg says low qrs voltage and low qrs voltage in precordial leads? history of chest pain,pvs tachy. what is this caused from? worried....

ECG EKG: The electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) is a very commonly done heart test. Electrodes on the chest, arms & legs show the electrical activity of the heart. Preliminary interpretation of the test may be done by the computer, then read by a cardiologist. EKGs have to be considered in context of the history & other findings. Low voltage may result from heart disease, lung disease, overweight, etc. ...Read more

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Heart echo echo ekg holter and 1month event monitor normal.Having skipped beats and chest tightness.whats causing it.Skipped beats notrecoded on event?

Heart echo echo ekg holter and 1month event monitor normal.Having skipped beats and chest tightness.whats causing it.Skipped beats notrecoded on event?

Ask details.: Were there isolate atrial or ventricular premature beats on the Holter. Even if there were, if they are infrequent and if a stress-echo test was normal, it sounds as though everything indicates nothing serious. Simply continue to monitor symptoms and, if symptoms worsen, repeat monitoring. ...Read more

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Chest hurts sometimes upon waking with palpitations. Recent ekg echo chest xray bloodwork normal. Is this anxiety or gerd? echo rule out heart issues?

Chest hurts sometimes upon waking with palpitations. Recent ekg echo chest xray bloodwork normal. Is this anxiety or gerd? echo rule out heart issues?

Palpitations: Best to have cardiac evaluation , you may also need a Holter or event recorder to see what is going on during palpitations ...Read more

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Can gallbladder attack replicate heart symptoms? Chest pain, shortness of breath etc?

Can gallbladder attack replicate heart symptoms? Chest pain, shortness of breath etc?

Yes: Yes. It is not unusual for a patient presenting with heart attack like symptoms, to ultimately be found to have gallstones or other gastrointestinal disorder after cardiac is ruled out. ...Read more