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Is a delta wave in my ECG harmful?

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

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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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What is a delta wave on an ecg?

What is a delta wave on an ecg?

Delta wave: Reflects abnormal conduction potentially risking rhythm disturbances;needs formal evaluation by cardiology electrophysiology ...Read more

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Is a pointed P wave of 2mm in amplitude still considered right atrial enlargement on an ECG and if not why?

Is a pointed P wave of 2mm in amplitude still considered right atrial enlargement on an ECG and if not why?

And: now a transthoracic echocardiogram will answer the question. It is very easy to evaluate the right atrium with ultrasound and you will have the answer right away. Electrical findings often do not correlate with real images. It is nice to have advanced technology. ...Read more

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What is a Q wave in old heart attack?

What is a Q wave in old heart attack?

Part of EKG: Q r s t u waves are parts of the electrical imprint. Q waves in particular locations or size come about due to heart damage and electrical shifts. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is t wave in EKG representing?

What is t wave in EKG representing?

Repolarization.: Repolarization(or recovery) of the ventricles.

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What is a delta rhythm in electroencephalogram?

What is a delta rhythm in electroencephalogram?

Slow brain activity: Delta rhythm is 0-4 hz activity in the brain seen on eeg. It is normally seen in deep sleep or in patients with brain disease, either focal (tumor, stroke) or generalized (intoxication, dementia). ...Read more

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Is there a P wave in ventricular fibrillation?

Is there a P wave in ventricular fibrillation?

Vf: they are masked by extremely rapid electrical storm in the heart, so can't see them in ECG ...Read more

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What is 5 seconds of pacs in a row called? Is it normal? Heart checked with echo and ecg

What is 5 seconds of pacs in a row called? Is it normal? Heart checked with echo and ecg

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

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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 more

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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.

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

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What is a pulse wave velocity heart test used for?

What is a pulse wave velocity heart test used for?

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

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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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Are P waves present in SVT AND is SVT and ST distinguishable on a EKG?

Are P waves present in SVT AND is SVT and ST distinguishable on a EKG?

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

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Why is there a delta wave seen in Wolff-Parkinson-White (wpw) syndrome?

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 more

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Is a small Q wave on an ECG significant?

Is a small Q wave on an ECG significant?

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 more

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With predominantly sinus rhythm, is just a short cycle of 2nd degree AV block during a 48h holter ECG recording considered serious?

With predominantly sinus rhythm, is just a short cycle of 2nd degree AV block during a 48h holter ECG recording considered serious?

Depends: It depends on what type of 2nd degree AV block it was. There is usually 2 types and one of those types require permanent pacemaker. Please see a cardiologist asap. ...Read more