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Ekg Interpretation For Nurses
Ekg machine interpreted negative t waves but nurse practitioner said my EKG was perfectly normal. Should i get second opinion since machine said diff?
No: The computer readings are often wrong. Listen to the human! ...Read more
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
Chest X-ray the doctor observed an enlarged heart, EKG was good, nurse said echo was good. My appt is the end of may, do I still need to be concerned.
Since July,stabbing chest pains above/below my heart,constant burping, fatigue, nausea and abnormal ekg.Nurse thinks its likely from my ovarian cysts.
No: Please consult your PCP soon, or the doctor who ordered your EKG should be following you ...Read more
I got an ECG done this morning and the nurse wouldn't tell me if it was ok or not i'm a bit worried and don't go back to my doc until friday?
Nurse did right : Nurse is not supposed to tell you but your doctor, if some thing bad nurse might have shown to your doctor, and a serious problem they might have taken care of you as urgent basis already, best way is to call your doctor to find out the results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
EKG - ST - Changes: 60 years old female with slightly flat ST -T waves on EKG : The EKG is not a very sensitive tool to diagnose heart disease especially in females. EKG should be compared to prior EKG's if you had one done in the past and also your cardiologist or physician should look into your symptoms and risk factors together with EKG changes to make further recommendations ...Read more
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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