Top 20 Doctor insights on: Left axis deviation health risks

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What is the mental health axis?

What is the mental health axis?

5 Axes: In the old DSM 4, which most still use, there are 5 Axes of mental health. Axis I is clinical syndroms, Axis II is personality disorder, Axis III is medical conditions that directly bear on current mental health functioning, Axis IV is environmental stressors, and Axis V is the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF score) which is represented by numbers ranging from 1-100. ...Read more

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How dangerous is left axis deviation?

How dangerous is left axis deviation?

Generally not: A left axis may be normal for you, or may indicate some thickening of your left ventricle. Check with your doc. An echocardiogram can usually rule out anything significant. ...Read more

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I had a ekg and it said it was abnormal because of a left axis deviation. What is that?

I had a ekg and it said it was abnormal because of a left axis deviation. What is that?

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 more

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Is left axis deviation dangerous? What are possible treatments and heath tips.

Is left axis deviation dangerous? What are possible treatments and heath tips.

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

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I just had a ecg and it said left axis deviation and a t wave abnormality. What does this mean?

I just had a ecg and it said left axis deviation and a t wave abnormality. What does this mean?

Understanding based: On both heart anatomy & how the electrical stimulation spreads from cell-to-cell with the atria, then within the ventricles. Both terms relate to both heart anatomy & electrical activity within the ventricles, both dominant depolarization biased more to left side (left axis deviation) & altered repolarization (T waves); many possible reasons. Study: https://www. Google. Com/search? Q=EKG+patterns. ...Read more

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I have just done a ecg and it came back with a left axis deviation and t wave abnormality. What does that mean?

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

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In SIMPLEST terms... can you explain ECG axis... what axis (left/right) deviation means...and how to spot it on ECG. Thanks?

In SIMPLEST terms... can you explain ECG axis... what axis (left/right) deviation means...and how to spot it on ECG. Thanks?

Electrical axis: Roughly corresponds to size & shape of heart. No simple answer. Can indicate left or right ventricular muscle enlargement, left or right atrial enlargement, dextrocardia, loss of activity by a portion of heart muscle. After you get your MD you can spend some time learning to interpret cardiograms. It is hard. Most Drs are not good at it. ...Read more

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Spectacle power is RE -5.25 SPH -1.50 CYL 180 AXIS LE -5.50 SPH -1.50 CYL 180 AXIS. Age 32 What do you suggest for long term good health of my eye?

Spectacle power is RE -5.25 SPH -1.50 CYL 180 AXIS LE -5.50 SPH -1.50 CYL 180 AXIS. Age 32 What do you suggest for long term good health of my eye?

Annual exam: Because your eye is more nearsighted than average, you may have a longer eyeball which can put you at higher lifetime risk for retinal detachment. Have an annual dilated fundus exam to detect any weak spots in the retina. Sometimes the weak spots are repaired prophylactically. If you have warning signs of a dark curtain coming over the vision, flashes of light, or new floaters, go see the eye MD. ...Read more

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What is left axis deviation and slow heart rate indicate?

What is left axis deviation and slow heart rate indicate?

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

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Male 56. Normal cardiac exam. Normal EKG but left axis deviation. I'm sure I do not have LVH. What can cause this finding?

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

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There is left axis deviation in my heart, is it dangerous? My age, height and weight are 30 years, 5'8 and 89 kg respectively. I daily smoke & drink

There is left axis deviation in my heart, is it dangerous? My age, height and weight are 30 years, 5'8 and 89 kg respectively. I daily smoke & drink

Lifestyle worries me: Left axis deviation may or may not be dangerous (it rarely is) but I am more worried about your lifestyle. Also, You should tell us your age as that can be a factor in some of your EKG changes. Your smoking, drinking and over weight will land you into serious health problems.....so start reducing all 3 and increase your physical activity.....take long walks daily and lose weight.It will take time!! ...Read more

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Sinus Rhythm with RBBB with LAFB withBifascicular Block, left axis deviation. HR 59 BP normal, little dizzy?

Sinus Rhythm with RBBB with LAFB withBifascicular Block, left axis deviation. HR 59 BP normal, little dizzy?

Dizzy: You have some evidence for heart electrical blockage on your EKG. This make at higher risk for heart block. Would expect pauses or slower rate if problem. Is dizziness spinning or do you feel you might black out?
First symptom vertigo second more concerning. ...Read more

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Ecg report says normal sinus rhythm and. Left axis deviation anterior fasicular block. What does this mean?

Ecg report says normal sinus rhythm and. Left axis deviation anterior fasicular block. What does this mean?

Abnormal ECG: Left anterior fascicular block is a form of conduction abnormality that is usually silent -- it means only is seen in the ECG -- but it would be wise to have a complete physical and a stress test at your age. ...Read more

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I had a pre-surgical ecg. The result is like : normal sinus rhythm left axis deviation abnormal ecg what does it mean?

Axis: The preponderance of electrical activity of your heart is directed to the left of your body. This may mean your left ventricle is thickened (hypertrophy), or may be caused by a minor conduction delay (left anterior hemiblock). Neither of these are very serious, and will probably not delay your surgery. Ask your doc about your ekg findings. ...Read more

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My father age 60 years ECG reports shows that left anterior fascicular block, abnormal left axis deviation, is it dangerous????

My father age 60 years ECG reports shows that left anterior fascicular block, abnormal left axis deviation, is it dangerous????

Ekg: These findings aren't serious. I would watch for palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath with exertion as more serious signs of heart problems. see the doctor asap with any of those. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does left axis deviation, ST depression, and abnormal Twave, Heart rate 134 mean? PR interval 145, P Duration107, T Duration 230, QRS duratio...

What does left axis deviation, ST depression, and abnormal Twave, Heart rate 134 mean? PR interval 145, P Duration107, T Duration 230, QRS duratio...

Electrocardiogram: The electrocardiogram (ECG, or EKG in German) is a recording of the electrical activity of the heart. Sometimes a computer gives a prelim interpretation, then a doctor gives a final reading. The findings you listed are details but not interpretation. Depending on clinical context (age, symptoms, history) and comparison with prior ECGs, ST depression might mean ischemia and need further testing. ...Read more

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What does left axis deviation, ST depression, and abnormal Twave, Heart rate 134 mean? PR interval 145, P Duration107, T Duration 230, QRS duratio...

What does left axis deviation, ST depression, and abnormal Twave, Heart rate 134 mean? PR interval 145, P Duration107, T Duration 230, QRS duratio...

Many possibilities: Phillip,
Many of the findings you mention can be normal variants but may also represent more concerning issues such as blocked arteries. I would note that you don't want to rely on a computer interpretation of the ECG and should make sure a cardiologist has reviewed it.
Other things to remember is that you want to review the ECG in the context of symptoms, risk factors etc. ...Read more