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Allison Greco
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What do flat t waves mean on an ekg?

Allison Greco
Board Certified, General Practice
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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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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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What does EKG saying t wave flat mean?

Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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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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Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Board Certified, Cardiac Electrophysiology
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What do "slightly flat" S/T waves mean on a routine EKG?

Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
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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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Dr. Barton Cook
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Im 20 and i had an EKG done that said borderline EKG and that i had a flat t-wave should I be worried I have to go do an serum treponin why is that ?

Dr. Barton Cook
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May be a problem: Why did you have an ekg? Symptoms or screening before surgery? Flat t waves indicate a potential problem. You may require an echocardiogram and stress test. I would not start an evaluation with just a serum troponin, although it can indicate cardiac pathology. Are you seeing a cardiologist? ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Shen
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Doc won't send me to cardiologist unless my serum treponin is abnormal my EKG was borderline flat t-wave had it done for chest pain what should I do?

Dr. Joseph Shen
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Doc won't send me to cardiologist unless my serum treponin is abnormal my EKG was borderline flat t-wave  had it done for chest pain what should I do?

Find a MCG test!: Here is the link! http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram.

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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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Ekg say flat t waves in v4v5v6.Check av block of higher degree. Absolute arrhythmia, atrial flutter.Inferior myocardial infarction, probably old, normal?

Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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Ekg say flat t waves in v4v5v6.Check av block of higher degree. Absolute arrhythmia, atrial flutter.Inferior myocardial infarction, probably old, normal?

It is hard to : Say based on your description, but it sounds abnormal of course, you should see if there is a clinical correlation. Review it with your doctor and compare it with old ekgs. This will help determine the next best step. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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My ECG showed repolirisation abnormalities in lead v5 and v6 the t wave was more flat or something is this bad? I'm 23.

Dr. Warren Foster
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My ECG showed repolirisation abnormalities in lead v5 and v6 the t wave was more flat or something is this bad? I'm 23.

Non-specific: What you're describing is rather non-specific, that is, you'd have to combine the EKG findings with a thorough history and physical examination by your primary physician. They may want to, then, refer you to a cardiologist or cardiac electrophysiologist to see if the findings are significant. Call 911 if you pass out, have chest pain, severe dizziness, or sudden onset shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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What do flat t waves on ECG mean?

Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Ecg: Flattened t waves are what we call nonspecific findings. Lots of things can cause them. If the patient is doing fine, we don't place much weight on the finding, if the patient is having symptoms, we pay lots more attention to it. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrit Singh
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I had an ecg done and the t waves where flat in V5 and V6 in an older one 6 months ago the t waves where completely normal is this normal?

Dr. Amrit Singh
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No but it does not: Denote any sp dz if u have no symptoms u may ignore it ...Read more

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
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What is the indication for having a flat t wave in 12 lead ecg?

Dr. Bahman Omrani
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T Wave flattening : In the absence of clinical history or symptoms, t wave abnormalities such as flattened t waves are nonspecific. They may be seen in healthy individuals, leading to mistaken diagnosis of heart disease. Pathological causes are many & include myocardial ischemia, electrolyte abnormality, stroke, anticancer medications, and even with fever and after eating. Your dr, will tell you more. ...Read more

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