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Can 3 lead ECG show much?

Can 3 lead ECG show much?

Yes: While "much" is a relative statement, a 3 lead ECG should be able to help the physician determine your heart rhythm. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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Have suffered from palpitations for 12 years. Echoes, holter, blood work normal, EKG shows LAFB. Can these palpitations become dangerous ?

Have suffered from palpitations for 12 years. Echoes, holter, blood work normal, EKG shows LAFB. Can these palpitations become dangerous ?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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Mcrc patient . Bilirubin rising as 12 19 12 32 51 74 85 Other liver tests are okay .will this lead to liver failure ? No blockage seen

Mcrc patient . Bilirubin rising as

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Other liver tests are okay .will this lead to liver failure ? No blockage seen

Are you on Stivarga?: I found "Interrupt and then reduce or discontinue STIVARGA for hepatotoxicity as manifested by elevated liver function tests ...." and "...Monitor liver function tests weekly in patients experiencing elevated liver function tests until improvement to less than 3 times the upper limit of normal (ULN) or baseline values." You are above 3 times normal. Reduce or stop. call your PCP re liver failure ...Read more

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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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With repeated ECG, holter monitors, ECHO, cardiac MRI and stress tests would long QT syndrome be obvious to diagnose?

Ecg finding: long qt is an ECG finding, would see it on an ECG, or holter; sometimes situational such as exercise, and a treadmill ecg would pick it up. i don't know of any particular echo or MRI findings per se. ...Read more

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I'm a 49 incomplete. Ekg said normal sinus rhythm can not rule out anterior infarct, age undetetermined abnormal ecg. I've had myocarditis. Worry?

I'm a 49 incomplete. Ekg said normal sinus rhythm  can not rule out anterior infarct, age undetetermined abnormal ecg.  I've had myocarditis. Worry?

Discuss with: Your cardiologist. If you are seeing this automated interpretation at the top of your ekg keep in mind it is not always accurate and will still need interpretation by a physician. ...Read more

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If i had hyperkalemia wouldn't it show peaked t waves throughout entire 12 lead EKG with widened qrs?

If i had hyperkalemia wouldn't it show peaked t waves throughout entire 12 lead EKG with widened qrs?

Depends: That is with life threatening hyperkalemia. If your case is mild, or chronic, it may not manifest yet with ekg abnormalities. ...Read more

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Can an EKG detect congestive heart failure ?

Can an EKG detect congestive heart failure ?

It can give clues: Heart failure is a complicated diagnosis to make and is usually based on history and physical exam findings. An ekg may give clues that point towards a diagnosis of heart failure but can not fully diagnose it. You may be confusing the term heart failure with heart disease. Ask you doctor about further specifics. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, Can frequent atrial ectopics ( 12063 beats, holter moniter ) cause problems ? Angiogram 3 years ago all clear. Thankyou.

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Can frequent atrial ectopics ( 12063 beats, holter moniter ) cause problems ? Angiogram 3 years ago all clear.
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Yes, it's a problem: Assuming you have a normal heart rate, your APCs are >10% of your total heart beats. That can cause your heart muscle to weaken and increases your risk of atrial fibrillation. You need a full evaluation for any treatable cause and your heart rate should be assessed to be sure it's well controlled to avoid injury. Is your sleep apnea treated? CPAP may help your arrhythmia if you haven't tried it. ...Read more

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Can a holter / ambulatory monitor diagnose dyspnea?

Can a holter / ambulatory monitor diagnose dyspnea?

Maybe: If your dyspnea correlates with an arrythmia found on the holter then it could be helpful. ...Read more

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Got Brugadh sign in V1 lead on routine ECG. Echo showed Mild MR. Diagnosis?

Got Brugadh sign in V1 lead on routine ECG. Echo showed Mild MR. Diagnosis?

Brugadh sign: You have a Brugadh sign. This does not mean you have the disease. Only your Dr. can tell you. ...Read more

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Unspecific septal Hypokinesis on a scintigraphy can be false-pos? All other exams (echo, stress, holter, ekg) came normal. I'm 22yo w/ chest pains.

Unspecific septal Hypokinesis on a scintigraphy can be false-pos?
All other exams  (echo, stress,  holter, ekg) came normal. I'm 22yo w/ chest pains.

Septm somewhat Hypo: Septum is common wall to RT&LFT ventricle. In sinus rhythm (Holter nl) both Rt&Left Ventricle beat ess at same time. Sept moves sltly towards left, but mostlty THICKENS. The other walls more towards septum. More Import is LVEF (Eject Frction). No study perfect. Nl for scintigraphy is LVEF>50% (55%. Many beats averaged in both. All Sept R sl. hypo. ...Read more

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26 yrs old male. 14/11/2014 : stress test + echo + X-ray + blood test (thyroid) all normal after abnormal EKG (EkG had mention of 743: Possible inferior infarction III aVF ). A month ago was admitted to hospital for palpitations and irregular heartbeat.

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14/11/2014 : stress test + echo + X-ray + blood test (thyroid) all normal after abnormal EKG (EkG had mention of 743: Possible inferior infarction III aVF ).

A month ago was admitted to hospital for palpitations and irregular heartbeat.

Palpitations : Can be caused by a variety of things: stress and lack of sleep, due to increase in adrenaline, stimulants such as caffeine, drugs, anxiety, or paroxysmal arrhythmias. Or any combination of the above. They already ruled out hyperthyroidism, another potential cause. If symptoms continue you can ask for a holter monitor to evaluate your heart rhythm. ...Read more

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Is a 10 lead EKG machine as good as a 12 lead machine?

Is a 10 lead EKG machine as good as a 12 lead machine?

Depends: In some cases, a 3 or 5-lead ekg provides sufficient information. However, for a full picture of what the heart is doing, a 12-lead is the best. It takes 10 physical leads to produce a 12- lead ecg. Left and right arms, left and right legs, v1-v6. ...Read more

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Can you see heart attack changes on a 3 lead EKG?

Can you see heart attack changes on a 3 lead EKG?

Well: I'm electrocardiogram there are usually changes that reflect haven't had a heart attack or myocardial infarction. However electrical abnormalities in the conduction system of the heart can't look like a heart attack or infarct. Also some infarcts do not show up on the EKG. Most the time the EKG is abnormal and shows a prior heart attack or while you're having a heart attack itshows the acute changes of a heart attack but it's not 100% ...Read more