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Dr. James Chapman
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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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How come the nurse wanted to give an EKG test for asthma?

How come the nurse wanted to give an EKG test for asthma?

Depends on how Ill: If you were in an emergency room and showed up breathless, even if you say you have asthma, they need to make sure it is not your heart making you ill or asthma plus a cardiac condition. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Echo normal? : If your echo is really normal, i wouldn't be concerned at all. X-ray criteria for enlargement of the heart are anient and inexact while echo is highly accurate - within a millimeter or two. Go with the echo result! ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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

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What do "slightly flat" S/T waves mean on a routine EKG?

What do "slightly flat" S/T waves mean on a routine EKG?

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

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Whats a ekg?

Whats 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

Dr. Elisha Atkins
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Nurses (Definition)

Nurses are a type of healthcare professional that can provide a ...Read more