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27 y/o triathlete - HR avg 175 - feels good. Goes above 200 occasionally - ekg normal w/sinus arrythmia. RHR 54, BP 110/70. Should I be concerned?
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
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
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
I was just diagnosed with sinus bradycardina with marked sinus arrythmia at my EKG last week. Waiting on results from 24 hour holter.is this serious?
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
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