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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Hyperkalemia (Definition)

Hyperkalemia in an elevated potassium level in the blood. It can be mild to severe. The most common causes are kidney disease, Addison's disease, dehydration, and multiple drug therapies. It can occur in crush injuries and rhabdomyolysis (rapid breakdown of muscle) or hemolysis (breakdown of blood cells). Severe hyperkalemia can be fatal and cause the heart to stop beating or become very slow. It is usually treated by resin exchange agents (Kayexalate or others) or dialysis and fluids. Sometimes glucose, Insulin and sodium bicarbonate can be utilized as ...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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Heart palpitations and dizziness. Ekg showed- shortened pr interval, and high lateral/lateral repolorization disturbance?

R/O LGL Syndrome: The association of tachycardia and a short pr interval on an ekg may indicate an abnormal electrical pathway in the heart that can cause frequent palpitations and a sustained rapid heart rate. There are two syndromes called wolf-parkinson-white(wpw) and lown-ganong- levine(lgl) that are associated with short pr and tachycardia . Medication or ablation can prevent the palpitations and tachycardia. ...Read more

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Ekg say flat t waves in v4v5v6.Check av block of higher degree. Absolute arrhythmia, atrial flutter.Inferior myocardial infarction, probably old, normal?

Ekg say flat t waves in v4v5v6.Check av block of higher degree. Absolute arrhythmia, atrial flutter.Inferior myocardial infarction, probably old, normal?

It is hard to : Say based on your description, but it sounds abnormal of course, you should see if there is a clinical correlation. Review it with your doctor and compare it with old ekgs. This will help determine the next best step. ...Read more

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What are ECG changes in myocardial infarction?

What are ECG changes in myocardial infarction?

ECG: The classic findings are q waves in 2 contiguous leads, st segment elevation. The are many other variations as well. ...Read more

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Please translate my results; EKG (Sinus Brady, HR 71- Low voltage in precordial leads. -Left atrial enlargement. - Nonspecific T- abnormality.) - 8/25/2017 EKG?

Please translate my results;  EKG (Sinus Brady, HR 71- Low voltage in precordial leads. -Left atrial enlargement. - Nonspecific T- abnormality.) - 8/25/2017 EKG?

Question? Consult!: The EKG findings must be considered in context of age, history, and symptoms. These little boxes are not good for answering specific patient case problems. Consider a cardiology consultation here on HealthTap. The kind of consult where you ask for help within the next 24 hours ("inbox") works particularly well because it enables emailing back and forth with the details. ...Read more

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The result of "coronary sinus rhythm" in EKG is ok?

The result of "coronary sinus rhythm" in EKG is ok?

Coronary sinus : Not certain of the term as the coronary sinus is the major vein draining the heart. Maybe the term is low atrial rhythm which us not dangerous at all and is a description given when p wave morphology in some leads are inverted. ...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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Cardiac arrest from high potassium treatment in er?

Cardiac arrest from high potassium treatment in er?

High potassium: Yes I have seen this and had a family with several who died from it. Well in them they were treating low K and got it too high. So need more information. Happy to do 2nd opinion. ...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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ECG 12 leads: Normal sinus rhythm,Possible Left atrial enlargement,Inferior infarct,ACUTE MI / STEMI, Abnormal ECG When compared with ECG of 30-MAR-2015 ST elevation now present in Inferior leads. BUT troponins are ok. Is it heart attack?

ECG 12 leads: Normal sinus rhythm,Possible Left atrial enlargement,Inferior infarct,ACUTE MI / STEMI, Abnormal ECG
When compared with ECG of 30-MAR-2015 ST elevation now present in Inferior leads. BUT troponins are ok. Is it heart attack?

Repeat EKG: Computer interpretation is often wrong, not surprisingly. If no chest pain and cardiac enzymes are normal-likely, it's not a heart attack. There are several other causes of ST segment elevation besides a heart attack. I would repeat EKG and have it interpret from your cardiologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Left atrial enlargment and low voltage qrs in teenager?

Left atrial enlargment and low voltage qrs in teenager?

Cardiology: I am not sure what you are asking here. The question is not clear. But, it surely sounds unexpected and i would make sure this youngster is seeing a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Low voltagen in electrocardiogram can be dangerous?

Low voltagen in electrocardiogram can be dangerous?

Ecg: Low voltage on ECG can have many causes from poor technique in recording all the way through sick heart. So yes can be serious but often is not. ...Read more

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Whats your pulse in ventricular fibrillation?

Whats your pulse in ventricular fibrillation?

Pulse: You should not able to feel any pulse since the heart is not able to pump any blood ...Read more

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Sinus tachycardia~t wave abnormality, consider inferior ischemia~abnormal ecg~when compared with ECG of 10-aug-2013 11:38, ~questionable change in qrs?

Non-specific: You need a stress test. It appears that you've had one. If it's been >1 year, it should be repeated now and done with an imaging modality such as echo or nuclear perfusion imaging. A resting ekg is a notoriously inaccurate test, especially in middle-aged women. (that's not sexism, it's science). There are many (most) false positives. ...Read more

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In hosp for asthma on monitr brief ventricular tachycardia, overnight on monitor intermittent periods cardiac ectopy staying another night, concerning?

In hosp for asthma on monitr brief ventricular tachycardia, overnight on monitor intermittent periods cardiac ectopy staying another night, concerning?

Always but....: Part of your problem may be from over-stimulation from the beta agonist (brochodilator) use , plus possibly oxygen lack and adverse effects from large dose of steroid given. But any arrhythmia especially ventricular tachycarida is of concern and you need a cardiologic evaluation after your asthma gets under control. ...Read more

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Will lead ii on ecg show hypo/hyperkalemia if that’s the case?

The "T WAVE": may offer a "clue" to hyper or hypokalemia ( the height of the curve is measured)
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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