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How to interpret EKG results?

How to interpret EKG results?

Cardiologist: You should have your ECG read by a cardiologist. If the reading is abnormal or there are questions with the interpretation, a consult with a cardiologist or cardiac electrophysiologist may be warranted. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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 to interpret my cta reading?

How to interpret my cta reading?

Ask your doctor : to help you understand the report. I can also try to help you make sense of it if you have specific questions. ...Read more

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How to interpret echcardiography report?

Tall Order !!: This isn't something you can be taught in 400 characters or less. It would likely be best to have the ordering provider discuss the results with you. ...Read more

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How to understand cta reading?

How to understand cta reading?

Contact ordering doc: If you don't understand what the impression of your CTA means, you should contact the doctor that ordered that exam be done for you. You may also contact the Radiologist that interpreted the exam. ...Read more

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How to read holter monitor results?

How to read holter monitor results?

Talk to your Doctor: Holter Monitor used to look for abnormal heartbeats or patterns of heartbeats. They are often missed on basic ecg(EKG). The causes and types of findings are numerous. Care must be individualized to you!! Ask your Doctor. Everyone skips a few to several hundred heartbeats in 24 hours, but the pattern is very important. Go over your results with the person who ordered your test. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Hemogram report, how to interpret?

Need the data: It is not feasible to answer your question without the data from the test. ...Read more

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How to read my holter monitor results?

How to read my holter monitor results?

Talk to your Doctor: Holter Monitor used to look for abnormal heartbeats or patterns of heartbeats. They are often missed on basic ecg(EKG). The causes and types of findings are numerous. Care must be individualized to you!! Ask your Doctor. Everyone skips a few to several hundred heartbeats in 24 hours, but the pattern is very important. Go over your results with the person who ordered your test. Good Luck! ...Read more

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How do you read holter heart monitor results?

How do you read holter heart monitor results?

Like an EKG: A holter monitor is basically a 24-hour-long ekg. It is used to monitor people for arrhythmias when a normal ekg isn't able to catch it due to its short length. The doctor will be able to read the ekg strip and look for skipped beats, irregular rhythms, or sites generating extra electrical signals. The doctor can also look at your diary to see if what you are complaining about correlate with ekg. ...Read more

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How do doctors interpret an echocardiogram?

How do doctors interpret an echocardiogram?

See below: We look at the heart muscle, the valves, the other blood vessels. We look at the structures themselves to see if they are normal or not. Valves for instance can be thickened or have calcium in them. The heart muscle can be too thick or may not contract normally. The doppler part involves looking at the direction and speed of flow of the blood. It might tell us that a valve is leaking or blocked. ...Read more

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How do I interpret echo-cardiogram results?

How do I interpret echo-cardiogram results?

You shouldn't: To understand what echocardiographic results mean to an individual patient requires the participation of a physician who understands echocardiography and who also knows the patient. ...Read more

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How to read the ECG report?

How to read the ECG report?

Tough question.: This topic does not lend itself to the limited space or time available here. Best to get someone local - maybe the doc who ordered it. ...Read more

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How to interpret fhr traicing?

Training: This requires special training - it's almost like another language. ...Read more

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How to interpret MRI results?

How to interpret MRI results?

You can: initiate a HealthTap consult,upload the images and report, and discuss. I would be happy to do it. ...Read more

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How do you read holter monitor report (heart monitor)?

How do you read holter monitor report (heart monitor)?

Talk to your Doctor: Holter Monitor used to look for abnormal heartbeats or patterns of heartbeats. They are often missed on basic ecg(EKG). The causes and types of findings are numerous. Care must be individualized to you!! Ask your Doctor. Everyone skips a few to several hundred heartbeats in 24 hours, but the pattern is very important. Go over your results with the person who ordered your test. Good Luck! ...Read more

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How to interpret blood results?

How to interpret blood results?

There are many: different types of blood tests. Not sure this can be answered in 400 characters or less - even if we knew which blood test you were referring to. ...Read more

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How to interpret these blood test results?

How to interpret these blood test results?

See below: There are thousands of different types of blood tests. Is there a particular one you have in mind? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. If you have the results of a test and provide that information, it may be feasible to provide an opinion. ...Read more

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How to interpret my urinalysis?

How to interpret my urinalysis?

Leave it to Lab: Laboratory technical personnel undergo extensive training to interpret results of lab tests and you should leave the task to these professionals. ...Read more

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How to interpret thyroid test results?

How to interpret thyroid test results?

No easy answer: The best way to interpret thyroid test results is to talk to your doctor. ...Read more