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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Is a pointed P wave of 2mm in amplitude still considered right atrial enlargement on an ECG and if not why?
P wave: This is a new one to me; P waves are always exciting to cardiologists ! ...Read more
What does a notched R wave in lead 3 on ECG represent? Is this significant in a 20 year old male with structurally normal heart?
Probably Normal: Without viewing your EKG and knowing more about the characteristics of the R-wave (QRS duration, etc) it is difficult to say for certain but most likely represents a nonspecific intraventricular conduction delay. In an otherwise healthy asymptomatic 20 year old without structural heart disease it is an interesting incidental finding of no clinical significance. ...Read more
Resting ECG shows narrow and fairly deep inferior Q waves but stress test is normal. What does this mean?
SVT: Repetitive premature atrial contractions are a form of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) of which there are many forms. While not normal, it's generally more an annoyance than a concern & occur in normal hearts. A normal echo rules out most serious causes. Avoid stimulants (tobacco, caffeine, drugs). If a frequent problem, medicines can suppress them, so you would need to see your primary doctor. ...Read more
Had a ECG which shows a nonspecific T wave abnormality with pulse of 97bpm. I'm on abilify (aripiprazole). What does the result mean? Pic of ECG in my files.
Be cautious.: Some second generation. Antipsychotic agents similar to Abilify (aripiprazole) can cause changes in Q-T intervals but Abilify (aripiprazole) has not been cited . The non- specific changes have to be monitored when taking these type of medications. You don't have to stop it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ekg had abnormally tall P wave. Taller than QRS wave. What could this mean? Is this dangerous? Was taking by EMT's before being put in ambulance at.
Many possible reason: There are many possible reasons that your P wave could be taller than your R-wave. Some are harmless and others could suggest that further investigation of the cause might be helpful. Ask the doctor in the ER or hospital where you are headed. Otherwise, talk to your PCP after hospitalization. ...Read more
Maybe: A little high is not a big deal if you have no other risk factors, and can probably be taken care of with increased activity and a better diet. If you are diabetic, already have coronary disease, or a history of premature coronary artery disease in your family - medication may be needed. ...Read more
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
P wave are not pres: P waves are not present in SVT and SVT and ST are distinguishable on EKG. P waves are due to depolarization of the atria from natural pacemaker cells in the right Atria. SVT are from pacemaker cells in the AV node (between atrium and ventricles). SVT are by nature EKG rhythms without p waves. ST is a time period between the QRS complex and the T wave. In SVT the ST period is still present. ...Read more
Pre-excitation: Wpw syndrome is commonly diagnosed on the basis of the surface ECG in an asymptomatic individual. In this case it is manifested as a delta wave, which is a slurred upstroke in the qrs complex that is associated with a short pr interval. The short pr interval and slurring of the qrs complex is actually the impulse making it through to the ventricles prematurely (across the accessory pathway) withou. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: By definition, a "significant" q wave must be > than 40 msec in duration or > than 25-33% (depends on the reference) of the r wave height. Even by that criteria, many electrocardigraphically significant q waves are seen in people with normal cardiac echo's and mri's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer