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Left Axis Deviation
Left axis deviation: Left axis means on your ekg them sum of your electrical vectors from your heart was 0 to negative 90 degrees on the EKG. This can be a normal variant from respiration. Pregnant women often have left shift and people with ascites. Essentially processes that push diaphragm up cause the left axis. Left axis can be associated with heart conditions such as: LVH, increased k and others. ...Read more
It's on it's side: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, it means the the heart, electrically, is moved to the left. This can be from a big belly, a big heart (bad), electrical wiring that is running badly in the heart or parts of the heart have died off in the other areas (prev heart attack). Even the big belly increases surgical risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ECG: Those terms describe the tracing. They don't necessarily imply any anatomical or fuctional abnormality. ...Read more
Understanding based: both heart anatomy & how the electrical stimulation spreads from cell-to-cell with the atria, then within the ventricles. Both terms relate to both the anatomy & electrical activity within the ventricles, both depolarization (left axis deviation) and then repolarization (T waves). Depolarization is delayed toward right vs. left side of ventricles. Repolarization pattern not normal; many reasons. ...Read more
I have just done a ecg and it came back with a left axis deviation and t wave abnormality. What does that mean?
Left axis deviation: What that means is the doctor who was "caring" for you has not been very pleasant or helpful. Two things to do: 1: Please have your doctor explain all of the information to you. There is absolutely no reason why that did not happen already. 2: You can go online and look for several patient centered articles that will be helpful. ...Read more
My father's ECG interpretated probably MI(inferior) minor left axis deviation and R/S inversion area between V1 and V2 probably abnormal ECG?
ECG: An ECG like that is interpreted in the context of the patients clinical information. The reading is not highly specific. ...Read more
What is left axis deviation on an ekg? I am slim, & i don't know what that meant. It seemed a bit scary because i was looking it up, & it had many cau
Shift in elec signal: Left axis deviation means the average direction of the electricity in your heart is shifted a little to the left. This can be normal but often indicates an enlargement of the left side of your heart. Again often nothing to worry about. A slow heart rate can be from many things ranging from normal to damaged electrical circuits in the heart. Your doctor will be in best position to advise you. ...Read more
Male 56. Normal cardiac exam. Normal EKG but left axis deviation. I'm sure I do not have LVH. What can cause this finding?
Laxis deviation: Left axis is associated with the following: LVH, left anterior fascicular block, V tach, Left Bundle Brach block, Inferior wall MI, Pneumonthroax or some process that rotates heart ot left. ...Read more