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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
Arrhythmia is also known as Abnormal heart rhythms. An arrhythmia is any type of irregular heart beat. It might be a simple skip of the heart beat, or a transient pause which is usually benign. However, there are also more serious types of arrhythmias when the heart races or goes too slowly. The most serious types of arrhythmias are when the ventricle or lower chamber of the heart beats too fast. This can lead to fainting ...Read more
I had ekg, nuc stress test, and angiogram. Was told I have left bundle branch block could this be cause of arrythmia and cause no other problems?
Possibly: You did not say if you were having symptoms (dizziness, palpitations, fainting, chest discomfort). Left bundle branch block is not an arrhythmia, but an abnormality in the heart's "wiring." it needs to be observed, but with normal tests as you described, and at your age, absent a family history of heart disease or sudden death it's unlikely to be dangerous at this time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Went to my dr 4 heart palpitations, and she found prolonged pr with sinus arrythmia on ekg? What does this mean, and what could cause it? I'm only 18.
Sinus arrhythmia: This is a benign condition found in young people .. has no clinical significance ...Read more
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
Heart arrythmias causing underarm pain, slight dizziness? Many ekgs, blood, and xrays done all normal. I have anxiety depression & high bp though.
HTN/Anxiety: Please let us know what medications you are taking, so we might get better idea on whether they are triggering your symptoms, since you mentioned that your workup is normal. ...Read more
How can I check for an arrythmia? I've had a holter monitor, EKG and echo but still experience rapid heartrate and palpitations and lightheaded.
30-day Event Monitor: Depending on the frequency, and length of your palpitation, and symptoms. You may need a longer monitoring time-frame in addition to 24 and 48 hour holter monitor. A 30-day event monitor, with patient control event log is the next step, before moving to a implantable event recorder. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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