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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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My ECG reads that I have aberrant ventricular. What is this?

My ECG reads that I have aberrant ventricular. What is this?

Missing Words: My guess is that it said "aberrant ventricular conduction" and you're missing the last word. I'd have to see the ekg to know though. Sorry :\. ...Read more

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What does repolarization mean for an ECG reading?

ECG: The ECG shows recording during depolarization and in repolarization of the heart. These are the two electrophysiologic changes that generate the ECG on the cellular level. ...Read more

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Ecg showed episodes of 'high take off' / early repolarization, cardio said this is a normal finding in healthy men. I read it causes Vt?!

Ecg showed episodes of 'high take off' / early repolarization, cardio said this is a normal finding in healthy men. I read it causes Vt?!

Early repolarization: Years of believing early repolarization is benign don't get invalidated by one observational study. Too early to be nervous about it till lots more data and subset detail develops. ...Read more

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I am 62 yrs. Old male & had my byepass 4 yrs. Back. Now my ECG reads as I have biatrial enlargment inferolateral ischemia. Is it serious?

I am 62 yrs. Old male & had my byepass 4 yrs. Back. Now my ECG reads as I have biatrial enlargment inferolateral ischemia. Is it serious?

Not Necessarily: Depends on prior ecg's and whether you are having symptoms suggestive of angina. Check with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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What do aml, mr and al stand for in ECG reading?

What do aml, mr and al stand for in  ECG reading?

ECG: Ami: acute myocardial infarction mr: mitral regurgitation ai: aortic regurgitation now... I doubt that you read ai or mr on an ECG (electrocardiogram) for these are diagnosis's made by physical exam and/or echocardiography... ...Read more