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Can i get an easy to understand explanation of ecg, angioplasty - open heart surgery?

Can i get an easy to understand explanation of ecg, angioplasty - open heart surgery?

Heart procedures: An ECG or ekg, electrocardiogram, measures the electrical activity of the heart. It can give an indication of abnormal heart rhythm, heart attacks or many other conditions. An angioplasty is when a small balloon and/or a stent is used to treat a blocked artery in the heart. Open heart surgery is used to describe surgery on the heart, typically for coronary artery bypass or valve related surgery. ...Read more

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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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Anterolateral myocardial infarction probably old came up on the ecg. My doctor said its nothing to worry about, can I have an easy to understand defin?

Anterolateral myocardial infarction probably old came up on the ecg. My doctor said its nothing to worry about, can I have an easy to understand defin?

Stupid Computer: The computer reads on ekgs are designed to catch as many heart attacks as possible but they are notorious for overcalling heart attacks. A trained cardiologist can sort the matter out using experience, training and a set of rules. ...Read more

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Dear sirs need advices on ecgs of patients for rapid interpretation as I am a gp and need urgent advices.Please assist by any means.

Dear sirs need advices on ecgs of patients for rapid interpretation as I am a gp and need urgent advices.Please assist by any means.

Ask cardiologist: I suggest you ask a local cardiologist or forward the ekgs to a cardiologist in another country through secure means. Without a detailed history and secure transmission, it would not be wise to diagnose here. ...Read more

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Need interpretation for my ECG result from abroad. Should I make a cardiologist appt?

Need interpretation for my ECG result from abroad.  Should I make a cardiologist appt?

Ecg: The ECG tracing isn't in any particular language, show it to your doc, if he can't read it he/she can have a cardiologist read it. If its normal shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more

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Ecg interpretation states ventricular pacemaker no other interp. Possible. How would you diagnosed?

Ecg: When all the ECG complexes are caused by an electronic ventricular pacemaker, there isn't much else you can read into or get out of the study with any degree of reliability. ...Read more

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I have been having shortness of breath without feeling chest pains, I had my ECG done and there was an ST segment abnormality from the interpretation.

I have been having shortness of breath without feeling chest pains, I had my ECG done and there was an ST segment abnormality from the interpretation.

Breathless ECG: Without review of the ECG tracing difficult to comment,ST change is often a normal variant in young people ; if persistent seek a specific diagnosis for your shortness of breath ...Read more

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What is the 12. Lead ecg?

ECG: It stands for electrocardiogram. It is used to measure the movement of electrical signals in the heart. When working appropriately, this enables your heart to beat and pump blood to the rest of the body. When the heart is damaged or the electrical system is malfunctioning, ECG can pick up changes. ...Read more

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Hi,can i send YOU my ecg?

Hi,can i send YOU my ecg?

Upload it: Ask tech support to help you upload it. Why at age 19 did you have to have an ECG. If you were having chest pains get a 2D ECHO FOR MITRAL PROLAPSE. Suggest trying magnesium 400 to 600 mg a day and Fish Oil 1000 mg 2x a day with meals ...Read more