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Dr. Scott Keith
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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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Is it possible for an abnormal EKG to be caused by something minor?

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Is it possible for an abnormal EKG to be caused by something minor?

Yes: It depends on the nature of the abnormality, but abnormal ecgs can be caused by minor conditions. But the converse can also true; severe cardiac disease can be associated with normal ecgs. ...Read more

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If you have an abnormal EKG and your doctor tells you it's nothing to be alarmed about should you worry?

If you have an abnormal EKG and your doctor tells you it's nothing to be alarmed about should you worry?

Probably not: In many cases, as ECG is interpreted as abnormal, but is not associated with any cardiac pathology, thus it is "normal for you". I assume your doc has done additional cardiac testing before reassuring you. ...Read more

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Abnormal EKG and doctor refferred me to a cardiologist but unsure why?

Abnormal EKG and doctor refferred me to a cardiologist but unsure why?

Would : Go by your doctor's decision and see the cardiologist. It sounds as though further evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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What does it mean when doctor says abnormal ekg and says to carry nitro everywhere you go?

Question : it means you should ask that question of the doctor that made the statement. An explanation of the instructions is appropriate. ...Read more

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Abnormal EKG shows old heart attack. I am only 25 with no risk factors. I am completely shocked. Did I really have one?

Abnormal EKG shows old heart attack.  I am only 25 with no risk factors. I am completely shocked.  Did I really have one?

Multiple possibilite: Really need an old ECG to compare too or an echo of heart to see if there is any evidence of scarring or wall motion abnormality. Could be congenital or related to prior trauma. Any family risk factors? Also be aware that drugs like cocaine can cause MI in people with no risk factors. See cardiologist if you want resolution of your concerns ...Read more

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I have a asd&asa with abnormal ekg (right axis deviation) >100 they say this is the asd in work overload what would cause the overload? Is it bigger?

I have a asd&asa with abnormal ekg (right axis deviation) >100 they say this is the asd in work overload what would cause the overload? Is it bigger?

Right axis deviation: Electrocardiographic right axis deviation which is increasing over time associated with an ASD can indicate right ventricular dilation. If the ECG is a one point in time measurement, then its reliabiltiy as a predictor of right heart enlargement is less. Discuss with your doctor. Measuring shunt with echo is an easy way to evaluate the ASD. Sometimes a TEE is needed. ...Read more

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I have a 16 year son who has autism, he had abnormal EKG but refuse to get further testing. He had a big outburst at the hospital snd became violent.

I have a 16 year son who has autism, he had abnormal EKG but refuse to get further testing.  He had a big outburst at the hospital snd became violent.

He needs to see an: Adolescent psychiatrist or developmental/behavioral pediatrician for medications approved by his cardiologist to address his aggressive behaviors, which are probably anxiety-based. Our pediatric cardiologists do a short-term admission to use Ativan (lorazepam) or conscious sedation safely while obtaining an echocardiogram & all other further studies that are needed. His behavior can't preclude medical care. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Abnormal Electrocardiogram (Definition)

Abnormal electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a test result in which the EKG recording of the heart's electrical activity shows problems such as rhythm problems, extra beats, skipped beats, fluid around the heart, ...Read more


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