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What is the 12. Lead ecg?

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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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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Why my ECG show so bizarre?

Why my ECG show so bizarre?

ECG: That would be a question to ask the physician who read your ecg. We on healthtap have not seen your study. Sometimes leads can be attached to the patient incorrectly, leading to a "bizarre" ecg. Please talk with your doctor about it. ...Read more

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What causes a borderline ECG?

What causes a borderline ECG?

Borderline ecg: A 'borderline ecg' is one which is not definitely normal, nor is it definitely abnormal. There are many possible causes from technical through physiologic all the way to the reading doctor just couldn't bring him/herself to just say normal. ...Read more

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What are normal variants on an ecg?

What are normal variants on an ecg?

It depends....: This is a very broad question. Many factors affect an ekg - patient age, sex, medications, other medical issues. Also how does the ekg compare to a prior one? Is the patient having symptoms. These are all important considerations which shouold be addressed with a physician well versed in your medical history. ...Read more

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What are they looking for on an ecg?

What are they looking for on an ecg?

ECG: The e electrocardiogram (ecg or ekg) is a noninvasive test that is used to reflect underlying heart conditions by measuring the electrical activity of the heart. By positioning leads (electrical sensing devices) on the body in standardized locations, information about many heart conditions can be learned by looking for characteristic patterns on ecg. ...Read more

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What would the ECG be for someone dying?

Evdience and guiding: Ecg is an evidence and can guide the treatement in this situation. ...Read more

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What is an electrocardiogram (ecg) used for?

Check your heart: An ekg (ECG) collects information about how the electrical impulse that maintains your heart rate is transmitted through your heart. It not only shows the rate of your hearbeat and its regularity or lack of, but can also give information about the size and strength of the chambers of your heart and sometimes about whether the heart muscle has been damaged, is receiving enough blood, etc. ...Read more

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Constant palpatations all ecgs normal scared of sca?

Constant palpatations all ecgs normal scared of sca?

SCA/HA: Why are you worrying about cardiac arrest at your age? With those normal values your probability of sca or heart attack are quite low unless there is a family history of either or both. If you are eating a mediterranean type diet and getting aerobic exercise daily with some strength training mixed in, and not smoking or using street drugs, you are doing great and should not be worrying. ...Read more

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Did an ECG and got high t waves, what are the causes for that?

Normal: It can be perfectly normal. The classic pathological cause is elevated potassium but this would generally only occur in renal failure or overdose of a supplement. In people with acute chest pain, the very earliest sign of a heart attack can be a brief and temporary "hyperacute" peaking of the t wave. For most, though, it's a normal finding. ...Read more

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Did an ECG and got high t waves. What are the causes for that?

ECG : There are t waves and then t waves. They can be prominent and have little meaning, very high t waves are usually caused by elevated potassium. ...Read more