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Dr. Corey Clay
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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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Palpitations/dizziness/lightheaded W/exercise. My dr did ekg & found "marked sinus arrythmia &short pr" Waiting to see cardiologist. What could it be?

Palpitations/dizziness/lightheaded
W/exercise. My dr did ekg & found "marked sinus arrythmia &short pr" Waiting to see cardiologist. What could it be?

The words you have: written sound like a computer interpretation of an EKG rather than an actual interpretation. Your doctor read the English not the EKG. I suspect the Cardiologist will set this straight. Palpitations, dizziness and lightheaded are unlikely to be related in any way to the EKG findings even if they are real. You are probably just mildly volume depleted (dehydrated). Don't worry! This is not serious. ...Read more

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Do ekg's detect arrhythmia?

Do ekg's detect arrhythmia?

Not always: Sometimes an ekg can't detect an arrhythmia. A patient must be experiencing the rhythm disturbance when the ekg is performed. There are other methods to detect arrhythmias such as a holter monitor or an event monitor. Check with your primary provider if your condition warrants this test. ...Read more

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I perform an EKG and the result was sinus arrhythmia. Is this a normal condition?

I perform an EKG and the result was sinus arrhythmia. Is this a normal condition?

Please Clarify: There must be a miscommunication here. Arrhythmia is a generic term to mean abnormal. There must be another word there to describe the specific abnormality. If there is not an 'arrhythmia' then normal sinus rhythm is a common way to say normal. ...Read more

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The report of my EKG says I have a sinus arrhythmia - should I be worried about this?

The report of my EKG says I have a sinus arrhythmia - should I be worried about this?

No: Sinus arrythmias are very common, especially among younger people. They can be exacerbated by caffeine, strenuous exercise, drug use, even alcohol use. Check with your doctor to verify that your arrythmia doesn't also have any variations on the other elements of your electricl acticity of the heart. Your doctor will understand this. But you need to verify that there is nothing else going on. ...Read more

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Had about 3-5 EKGs and 3 Chest Xrays (over a time period) for arrythmias but my heart is still normal? Test accuracy? Should I seek further eval.?

Arrhythmias: Further evaluation would depend on the problem and the degree of symptom aggravation you are experiencing. A discussion with your doctor about it is the best next step for you to take. If the symptom isn't really bothering you and if there is no sign of significant heart abnormality, you may not need more testing. ...Read more

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Had skipped beats Went to dr. Hooked up to EKG no skipped beats then but dr. said I have sinus arrhythmia. Does sinus arrhythmia cause skipped beats?

Sinus arrhythmia: This is a misnomer, Sinus Arrhythmia in fact represents a normal finding in healthy young people; it ABSENCE is concerning for illness;it does NOT cause symptoms; skipped beats are just that and need identification ...Read more