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Went to er with panic attack, EKG normal. Had panic attack again, this time I saw automatic interpretation say abnormal EKG. Is this very bad?

Went to er with panic attack, EKG normal. Had panic attack again, this time I saw automatic interpretation say abnormal EKG. Is this very bad?

Not necessarily: The automatic printouts for EKG indicates "abnormal" for many reasons including tachycardia (increased heart rate) which is a major symptom of an anxiety attack and not bad in and of itself unless persistent ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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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What's a ekg?

What's a ekg?

Electrocardiogram: An electrical recording of you heart activity. Painless and no risk. ...Read more

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What is an ekg?

What is an ekg?

Electric heart signa: An ekg is a record of the electric impulses the heart gives off as it beats. Several leads are placed on the chest wall to measure the inpuses from different directions and from different parts of the heart. It is an easy and inexpensive way to look at heart activity and diagnose problems such as arrhythmias, heart attacks and conduction disorders. It is also used for routine health screening. ...Read more

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What are ekg's for?

What are ekg's for?

Electrical activity: Electrical activity of the heart can evaluate heart rate, rhythm, health of conduction tissue in the heart and also clue one nto other heart diseases such as ischemia, hypertrophy, enlarged heart and cardiomyopathy. An ekg referrs to a tracing of such electrical activity from multiple vectors. ...Read more

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And two EKG abnormal?

And two EKG abnormal?

See you doctor: You have to go over these with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does an EKG show?

What does an EKG show?

Electrical activity: Ekg is a graph of the electrical activity of the upper and lower chambers of the heart. Electricity travelling toward an ekg electrode records a positive deflection and away records a negative deflection. It offers a clue into various heart problems including heart attack, ischemia, heart rhythm disturbances, enlarged or abnormally thickened heart and electrolyte abnormalities to name a few. ...Read more

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How do you read an ekg?

How do you read an ekg?

Can't explain easily: That's what medical school & residency is for. ...Read more

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What exactly is an ekg?

What exactly is an ekg?

Electric heart signa: An ekg is a record of the electric impulses the heart gives off as it beats. Several leads are placed on the chest wall to measure the inpuses from different directions and from different parts of the heart. It is an easy and inexpensive way to look at heart activity and diagnose problems such as arrhythmias, heart attacks and conduction disorders. It is also used for routine health screening. ...Read more

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Why is an EKG important?

Why is an EKG important?

Heart health: Ekg is a measure of the electrical activity of the heart from which experts make deduction about the presence and type of heart disease. Ekg cannot detect all heart diseases and is used along with clinical findings, laboratory tests, and radiologic examinations. ...Read more

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Can EKG detecte bloodclot?

Can EKG detecte bloodclot?

ECG: Ecg shows electrical activity but it doen't show clots. You can interpolate evidence to suggest a pulmonary embolus but not read it directly. ...Read more

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What does borderline EKG mean?

What does borderline EKG mean?

Ecg: The findings above mean probably norma but the borderline findings mean it can't be called definitely normal. ...Read more

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What does this mean from a ekg?

What does this mean from a ekg?

More info: Your question does not include the ekg finding you are concerned about. Please resubmit your question with more information, and we will be glad to try to answer it. ...Read more

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What does a borderline EKG mean?

What does a borderline EKG mean?

No such thing: Borderline ekg is like borderline diabetic or borderline pregnant. No such thing! Ekg shows the electrical impulses in the heart. There is a wide range of normal patterns; normal! There also other electrical deflections that are clearly not normal, i.E heart attack, hypertension, etc. I would recommend the ekg being viewed by an expert like an electrophysiologist, if your doctor is unsure. ...Read more

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What is t wave in EKG representing?

What is t wave in EKG representing?

Repolarization.: Repolarization (or recovery) of the ventricles.

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What do flat t waves mean on an ekg?

Low Potassium: Flat t waves can indicate that you are low in potassium (k) or that you are experiencing some ischemia (lack of oxygen) to your heart. Was this a routine ekg? Or was it a stress test? Depending on the answer, your doctor may want some more tests to evaluate blood flow to the heart. ...Read more

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How do you get an EKG if big busted?

No problem: The leads are not placed on the breasts but on the chest wall. The breasts may overlap some of the leads, but they should stick just fine, otherwise. ...Read more

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What does low voltage mean on an ekg?

EKG low voltage: Low voltage means that what are called the qrs complexes are smaller than usual. There are many possible reasons, including a barrel chest, copd, cardiomyopathy, infiltrative diseases, severe hypothyroidism, pericardial effusion, obesity, to name a few. Sometimes no significant underlying reason is found. Discuss with your doctor for clarification of your particular situation. ...Read more

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What does low voltage on an EKG mean?

EKG: Low voltage is a variant of normal. It can be seen however in a lot of pathological states. Your doctor can advise you if it should be evaluated or not. ...Read more

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What does EKG saying t wave flat mean?

Ecg: Flat t waves are a nonspecific finding, in and of themselves they are of minimal significance. ...Read more

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What does a bundle (shown by ekg) mean?

Ecg: There is tissue in the heart that conducts impulses similar to wiring. We call these 'bundles'. On the ecg we sometimes see conduction blocked in one or more of them. These findings are called bundle branch blocks. There are left and right types as well as left anterior and left posterior types. ...Read more

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Can you advise for understanding ekg's?

Can you advise for understanding ekg's?

Depends on level: Tomes of textbooks have been written on EKG's. Unfortunately, it's hard to recommend a source for understanding EKG's, until your current level of understanding can be assessed. It also depends on what you desire to understand them for. A simple internet search generally results in good sources, based on many different levels of understanding. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does a borderline EKG report mean?

Borderline ECG: This is often the computer's interpretation of an ECG that doesn't fit strict criteria that are programmed into the computer. These "abnormalities" are often very subtle and require a human being to over-read the ecg. It is important to remember that an ECG is a lab test just like any other and needs to be interpreted in terms of the patient who is in front of the md. ...Read more

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What does long Q waves me on a EKG mean?

ECG: On an ecg there are Q waves and QT intervals. Q waves can mean scar in the heart, long QT interval can mean abnormal electrolyte concentrations or be caused by some drugs. ...Read more

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Why all of the sudden did my EKG really fast?

Why all of the sudden did my EKG really fast?

See your doctor: Anytime there's a significant, lasting change in your heart rate, it's best to have your doctor check it out. ...Read more

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Had a borderline ekg today what's that mean?

Subtle: There are things in medicine that are normal, and there are things that are abnormal. Borderline is that area that is not completely normal, but does not quite rise to the level of calling it abnormal. I would see your doctor to tell you the specifics of your ekg result. ...Read more

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What does the p to R wave stand for on an ekg?

What does the p to R wave stand for on an ekg?

PR segment?: The PR segment is the period between the end of the P wave and the beginning of the QRS. This segment is the delay of electrical activity at the level of the AV node, electrical tissue that separates the upper from the lower chambers of your heart. A long PR segment is a form of heart block called 1st degree and is usually not dangerous and often reversible. Ask again if you mean P or R waves. ...Read more

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Who first invented the EKG for use in medicine?

Who first invented the EKG for use in medicine?

Einthoven: Willem einthoven - (1860-1927) the netherlands
see following url:
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/willem_einthoven. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with understanding ekg's?

Can you give me advice with understanding ekg's?

ECG: Ecg shows the hearts electrical activity. It diagnoses rhythm and suggests other heart information. Read the following:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/electrocardiography. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is being tested in ekg?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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EKG: Heart rate & rhythm. Your doctor can go overdetails of findings with you. ...Read more