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Mildly Abnormal Eeg
Common reading: "abnormal" because there are non-specific changes which are not specific enough to meet a true diagnosis, but not normal enough to say normal, so somewhat of a soft call or indecisive read, but very common and does not necessarily mean anything. The bottom line, the ECG findings need to be placed in the clinical context in which it was taken, and compared to previous and subsequent ECGs. ...Read more
Ecg today. Hr 71 bpm. Normal sinus rhythm. Pvc. Normal axis. Borderline abnormal ecg. Is borderline abnormal because of pvc? Anxiety related palp?
ECG: That is a common ECG reading which can indicate something is wrong but also can be as it says nonspecific and 'no big deal'. Ask your doctor if there is reason for concern or further investigation. ...Read more
Yes and no: The eeg is a tool to be used by a trained neurologist to help diagnose epilepsy. The eeg alone is of little value. The history and examination are the important elements. Eeg recorded during a seizure can be very helpful but difficult to obtain. Baseline eeg can show abnormal activity, especially in children, even though the patient has never had a seizure. It is valuable in the right hands. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood tests show abnormal liver function, normal ultrasounds, feeling fine, non drinker, abnormal for over 20 years.
Elevated LFT's: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (statins, Acetaminophen, etc.), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Meaning of: transmitral spectral doppler flow pattern is abnormal for age. Isolated premature ventricular contractions. Normal 24 hour holter exam.?
Causes of borderline repolarization abnormality (ST dep & abnormal T)? Rest of ECG normal and echo normal.
It is likely you are: referring to a computer interp. of your EKG. The computer program is slanted to indicate any potential abnormality no matter how insignificant. Ask a human with EKG experience (many FP and IM MDs do not possess any skills in reading EKGs they just read the English) to interpret the EKG for you. Odds are it is completely normal for you. You can attach it to an inbox consult with me if you want. ...Read more
Ecg : The findings above mean probably norma but the borderline findings mean it can't be called definitely normal. ...Read more
Normal stress but abnormal myocardial moderate inferior partial reversible perfusion. What means. How stress test normal and rest abnormal.
Abnormal stress test: A "myocardial perfusion defect with reversibility" indicates that there is something reducing the blood supply to the heart muscle (eg, atherosclerosis causing a blockage in the coronary.) The exercise EKG (stress test) can appear normal even if myocardial persuion is not. Additional testing, such as a catheter angiogram, may be needed. ...Read more
Computer jargon: In patients over the age of 40 the amplitude of the QRS wave on the ECG measured in different sectons of the ECG has a high probability of accurately predicting abnormal thickening of the heart muscle, a condition common in people with longstanding high blood pressure. Under the age of 40 these criteria lose their predictive power and may or may not accurately predict this problem. ie I bet all ok ...Read more
Not necessarily norm: Ecg is notoriously inaccurate, especially in the detection of ischemic heart disease. You should find a physician who offers multifunction cardiogram in his office. It is the most accurate in the detection of ischemia in women! please go find one, and it may save your life! http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer