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Is A Delta Wave In My Ecg Harmful
It depends.: Delta waves are present in patients with wolf-parkinson-white syndrome (wpw). This condition can be associated with rapid arrhytmias. In some patients it may be asymptomatic. Patients with serious rhythm disorders can be treated with ablation of the accessory electrical pathway which results in abolition of the arrhythmias. At experienced centers the success rate is very good. ...Read more
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
Pulse 135 on ecg with short pr interval, delta wave. Pulse ranges 52- 161. Periods of SOB, chest pressure and dizziness. Cause? Getting holter tomorrw
Latest ecg had delta wave. Have been SOB and pressure in my chest/throat (esp lying down). No meds. Appt cardiologist soon. Advice? Reason for delta?
Delta wave, if true,: Is considered a sign of early excitation of the ventricles from atrial electrical activity. Usual atria to ventricle passage of electrical activity=via the atrioventricular node. A tiny percentage of people have additional connections of atrial to ventricle muscle cells which can bypass the AV node, activate ventricle cells earlier & is reflected in EKG as a delta wave; called WPW syndrome. ...Read more
Please clarify quest: The ECG may show either "tall" or "peaked" t waves, or may show "elevated" st segments. The description of "elevated t waves" is incorrect. Elevated st segments can mean many things, but at age 37 without any symptoms, are probably benign. Peaked t waves can also reflect a variety of issues, or may be benign. Would need to see the patient and the ECG to know for sure. ...Read more
P waves: If p waves are not seen on the surface ecg, either they are not present or the vector direction of the forces doesn't produce an adequate size p wave to see in the leads available. ...Read more
Not much: On the ECG, the first downward deflection that follows the dominant upward deflection is called an "S" wave and is part of the depolarization complex (called a "QRS complex"). Classically, the S wave is tiny or absent in V5-6. When the S wave is deep, the term "clockwise rotation" is used. (your heart is rotated in your chest) It doesn't connote any pathology. Not to worry. ...Read more
Normal: It can be perfectly normal. The classic pathological cause is elevated potassium but this would generally only occur in renal failure or overdose of a supplement. In people with acute chest pain, the very earliest sign of a heart attack can be a brief and temporary "hyperacute" peaking of the t wave. For most, though, it's a normal finding. ...Read more
Many causes: Elevated t-waves can have a variety of causes. Heart conditions, such as poor blood flow through coronary arteries, can cause elevation. So can abnormalities of different chemistries in your body, for example, an elevated potasium level. Many of these things have many causes, so you need to work with your doctor to first find out what abnormality might be causing it, and then why you have that. ...Read more
Changes in ECG: There are many reasons why the electrocardiographic T waves might change in a period of hours. To help find out what is going on in a particular case, get a consultation with a cardiologist near you, or here on HealthTap. ...Read more
Ecg: Persistent S wave in the lateral precordium doesn't have any particular evil important, it is often a normal finding. Occasionally it can be seen with pathologic conditions but there are generally other associated findings. ...Read more
Depends: A small S wave in these leads is usually normal. A prominent S-wave may be seen in patients with right sided overload conditions, such as pulmonary disease. A large S wave in V1 and lead I when the QRS is wide is seen in right bundle branch block (RBBB). In rare cases, a person with dextrocardia may be diagnosed by ECG with one feature being a persistent s-wave in V5-V6. Review with your doctor. ...Read more
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
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?
No but it does not: Denote any sp dz if u have no symptoms u may ignore it ...Read more