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Multiple Sclerosis And Abnormal Ekg Readings
24 hour holter ecg showed 2 PVCs and 6 supraventricular ectopics. Echocardiogram unremarkable and perfect! Any other tests or are these benign?
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
ECG reads " sinus tachycardia with occasional and consecutive premature ventricular complexes and fusion complexes. Abnormal ECG. What does this mean?
With repeated ECG, holter monitors, ECHO, cardiac MRI and stress tests would long QT syndrome be obvious to diagnose?
Echocardiogram, CT heart scan or cardiac mri. What does each one test for and how accurate are they? Holter results less than 1% of beats pacs an pvcs
Imaging tests: Echo uses sound waves to image cardiac structure and function. Ct scan uses computerized x-ray examination to do similar imaging and MRI uses yet another technology. Echo gives real time wall motion imaging while the other two are almost real time. They are all very accurate and each has its own strengths and weaknesses. We choose depending on what specifically we need in information. ...Read more
Stress ECG abnormal but coronary angiogram normal, any other test (e.G echo) to ruled out underlying heart disease?
Stress tests: Have higher false positive (and false negative) rate than we'd like to admit. Try getting a session of multifunction cardiogram instead. It is a very accurate stress, radiation and drug free heart test! http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multifocal PVC for years, done mri, 3 echos, multiple holters, stress test, no structural heart problems. Benign. Now many recovery pvc.Significance?
Normal sinus rhythm with borderline intraventricular conduction delay and secondary ST changes. No acute ischemia.DR impressions on ecg. This means?
ECG interpretation : The "no acute ischemia" part means that there is no heart attack occurring at the moment. The rest really implies that the ECG tracing was not perfect in its appearance. This could be nothing, or it could be related to true heart disease. This type of EKG would need to be interpreted in context: symptoms, physical limitation, other testing. ...Read more
What heart tests are done before a decision for a heart cath .Ive had several . EKG, stressecho, Ct score, lexiscan, echo, 21 day monitor. All normal?
Which are hidden heart diseases manifested with palpitations and dizzy spells that are not being diagnosed with echo and EKG & require further tests?
Atherosclerosis, : ically stating later childhood, is dominant issue underlying cardiovascular disease; does not show on echo or EKG (only severe enough damage as a result of this does). Disease is in the wall of the arteries, not to opening, is visible by most current technology. Intravascular ultrasound, where done, is the best research technology. Hi-Quality US: carotid bifurcations/femoral artery walls can show. ...Read more
Short PR interval & early repolorasation pattern on ECG. Multiple runs of NSVT. Cardiac MRI ruled out structural heart disease. What can this be?
Many tests ordered by cardiologist.He found "atrial tachycardia" on 48 hr holter during symptoms.All other tests good. What does this really mean?
Abn heart rhythm: Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia is an abnormal heart rhythm propagated by a variety of mechanisms. The HR typically is 170-240 but exceptions occur. It usually causes palpitations and, if prolonged, may cause shortness of breath and/or dizziness. The albuterol you take can precipitate it. It can occur in otherwise normal hearts. Meds or ablation can prevent it. ...Read more
Diagnosed on holter test wit Svt,very frequent supra ventricular ectopic ,regular narrow complex tachycardia and periods of irregularities what mean?
Several: An EKG to see what the exact rhythm is and to look for other abnormalities. A history and physical examination. You may have a heart murmur or appear pale if you have anemia for instance. Blood tests to exclude anemia or an overactive thyroid gland for instance. A holter monitor to catch and record the abnormal rhythm. An echocardiogram to evaluate heart function and the valves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Echocardiogram, cardiac stress test, Coronary CTA, chest X-Ray... Do these tests rule out structural heart disease? What can cause NSVT if all normal?
I have tachycardia! rate of 130+ always! which i've had ekgs, holter monitors, event monitor, CT angiogram, & heart ultra sound which were all norm?
It depends: Even though the work up has been normal, you could still have inappropriate sinus tachycardia or supra ventricular tachycardia (avnrt for instance). If the tachycardia persists, you should see an electrophysiologist - doctor that specializes in heart rhythm disorders - and she or he can take a look at your tests and decide if something else needs to be done. ...Read more
I had an ECG, exercise stress ECG, 48-hr holter ECG, and an echo. Would prolonged QT show up on all of those tests?
Majority: Yes, if you are concerned for prolonged QT or there is a family history, all of those tests except for an echo should show prolonged QT syndrome. An echo measures the function of the heart. Prolonged QT is calculated from an ECG looking at the part of the heart that makes up the QT interval in the heart beat. An ECG, stress ECG and Holter ECG should be able to pick it up. ...Read more