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Ecg done at the er. Leads connected only on chest. What does this test rule out?

Ecg done at the er. Leads connected only on chest. What does this test rule out?

ECG: Is a very good indicator of the cardiac rhythm mechanism a reasonable indicator of blood flow adequacy to the heart muscle cell among a few other clinical considerations ...Read more

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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I have chest pain more on swallowing, 12 lead ecg. Small Q waves in inferior leads plus v5 and 6, what could be wrong?

I have chest pain more on swallowing, 12 lead ecg. Small Q waves in inferior leads  plus v5 and 6, what could be wrong?

Chest pain: It appears you are already under care of a physician having had an ekg done. If you have q waves, it may indicate old myocardial infarction. But we have to take into account your symptoms, your risk factors before deciding on further testing like a nuclear stress test, or a cardiac cath. Your primary care physician or cardiologist would be able to guide you ...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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For the last week when I move I get a tickly feeling in chest. My ECG was fine, what coul this be? 

For the last week when I move I get a tickly feeling in chest. My ECG was fine, what coul this be? 

Palpitations: It is common for all people to skip an occasional heart beat. Sometimes, we can sense these skips. These sensation are called palpitations. There are a number of causes of palpitations, from thyroid dysfunction to anxiety. If your symptoms persists, make a follow up appointment with your physician. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with chest spasm and they happen more freqerntly and more painful eachtime. What can I do to stop them. Ecgs normal everytime?

I have been diagnosed with chest spasm and they happen more freqerntly and more painful eachtime.  What can I do to stop them. Ecgs normal everytime?

Dysautonomia - MVP : Dysautonomia is associated with coronary spasm syndrome - neither are life threatening but both cause anxiety about symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon.Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium supplements. ...Read more

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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

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Since 2012 I have been experiencing chest discomfort with no other symptoms, I have had a ecg and an exray both came back normal ?

Since 2012 I have been experiencing chest discomfort with no other symptoms, I have had a ecg and an exray both came back normal ?

At your age: there are very few serious causes of chronic recurring chest discomfort. Most serious causes are eliminated with ROUTINE x ray and ECG! Just a thought ..a pinched nerve in your neck, inflammation of the small cartilages between the breast bone and the ribs, and finally esophageal irritation (GERD) are more "benign" reasons for your pain! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is 69% a low score for DCLO resp test? I have 2 years chest pain with no explanation. 1 of 4 recent ECGs showed S1T3Q3. Why aren't docs concerned?

Is 69% a low score for DCLO resp test? I have 2 years chest pain with no explanation. 1 of 4 recent ECGs showed S1T3Q3. Why aren't docs concerned?

Abnormal: Sounds to me like you have some form of lung disease. Can't characterize it more specifically based on the information you've provided. Your EKG suggests pulmonary hypertension and your DCLO suggests some type of restrictive or obstructive lung disease but would need the full PFTs and imaging to further distinguish. Request a pulmonary opinion. ...Read more

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Why do they just ECG when u r at emergency if ECG just shows limited information?Had chest pain and they say they can c if its somethin acute on ecg?

Why do they just ECG when u r at emergency if ECG just shows limited information?Had chest pain and they say they can c if its somethin acute on ecg?

ECG yields good info: It is true that the ECG can not tell you all. But it does yield a lot of great information. Heart arrhythmias, conduction abnormalities, clues to electrolyte imbalances, and the vast majority of acute cardiac ischemia will show up . A normal ECG in combination with the clinical scenario goes a long way in ruling out many conditions. While reassuring that you have a normal ecg, u may need more.. ...Read more

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