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Ecg Practice Test
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
Yes: If you have palpitations at the exact time an ECG is being recorded, that would confirm exactly what your heart is doing at the time you felt a palpitation. Unfortunately that is hardly ever the case, which is why holter or event monitors can be quite helpful - they can monitor the heart over a 24 hour or a 4 week timeframe. ...Read more
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
Resting ECG shows narrow and fairly deep inferior Q waves but stress test is normal. What does this mean?
Had chest-pain yesterday. ECG was ok, and the ck-mb test after half hour showed 13(ref. 0-25). If ck-mb should be done after 4 hours, shall I do again?
Help me doc, i am really terrified. i went to do an ECG test and my result is as follows P WAVE ENLARGEMENT OTHERWISE NORMAL ECG.. please help me?
Be calm!: This probably means absolutely nothing, but is rather a normal variant. There is nothing in our literature that says anything at all about this condition. So relax, take deep breaths, get some exercise, and ask the physician who ordered the EKG if s/he has any other ideas. Don't worry, be happy! Oh, and don't smoke if you value your heart and your circulation...to other important areas. ...Read more