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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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.
Talk to your doctor: The reason the study says, "nonspecific T-wave abnormality" is because the reader doesn't have enough information supplied to them by the referring provider so as to make a more SPECIFIC comment on what they're seeing...which is some sort of T-wave abnormality. Abnormalities can be due to NORMAL variants and therefore, of no consequence, or meaningful based on the clinical situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Heart Damage: A "q wave" is seen on an electrocardiogram (ekg) several of which are recorded during a stress test. Q waves may be very small and not carry much significance or may be larger and suggest that heart damage by a heart attack has occured at some point in time. Further testing and imaging of the heart may be required to determine if the q wave is significant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With predominantly sinus rhythm, is just a short cycle of 2nd degree AV block during a 48h holter ECG recording considered serious?
Does an episode of trigeminal PVCs always indicate a pathological re-entry loop? With a "normal" cMRI only showing mild conc LVH, what causes trigem?
Trigeminy: While Trigeminy is not normal, it does not necessarily presage problems. There isn't room here to describe the pathophysiology. ...Read more
EKG finding: A q wave is a finding on the electrocardiogram seen after a completed myocardial infarction (heart attack). In some patients with heart attack, the electrocardiogram will demonstrated q-wave. In other patients, a q wave will not develop. In general, q wave myocardial infarctions are larger and associated with st elevation in the early phase of the heart attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An electrical delay: Just an anomaly in the electrical conduction system. It is a very common finding. ...Read more
Results of a stress test it came back with a v small apical infarction with some peri-infarct ischemia noted what does that mean?
Question? Consult!: These little boxes are not good for answering specific patient case problems. Consider a cardiology consultation here on HealthTap. The kind of consult where you ask for help within the next 24 hours works particularly well for a complex case because it enables emailing back and forth with the details. ...Read more
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