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Normal ECG with abnormal P waves doctors not worried don't understand it all?

Normal ECG with abnormal P waves doctors not worried don't understand it all?

P waves: The p wave reflects the area of your heart in which your heart beat arises - usually high in the right atrium. Abnormal p waves can indicate that your heart beat is arising in a different location, but as long as your heart rate is normal and the rest of the EKG is normal, this is not serious and often just a normal variation. ...Read more

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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

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


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Normal ECG in morning afternoon showed unspecified t wave abnormalities scared?

Normal ECG in morning afternoon showed unspecified t wave abnormalities scared?

Changes in ECG: There are many reasons why the electrocardiographic T waves might change in a period of hours. To help find out what is going on in a particular case, get a consultation with a cardiologist near you , or here on HealthTap. ...Read more

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Ecg showed 1 beat with a u wave like hypoalakemia but rest of beats normal?

One unusual beat OK: If the rest of your EKG is truly normal, then one unusual beat is unlikely to be due to a significant heart problem. Unless there are other reasons for your potassium to be low such as vomiting, diarrhea, diuretic medicines, an otherwise healthy 23 year old will probably have a normal potassium. Of course if you are have other heart related symptoms be sure to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes for having a pointed P wave on an ecg? My ECG 5 mths ago had a normal p wave.

What are the possible causes for having a pointed P wave on an ecg? My ECG 5 mths ago had a normal p wave.

Right atrial large: A tall P wave (or peaked or 2.5 mm in height) in lead II is consistent with possible RAE. Right atrial enlargement. The gold standard diagnosis of RAE however would be echocardiogram or some other diagnostic test that visualises the heart, such as CT scan, MRI of heart, etc. ...Read more

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I have ECG conclusion all normal except for III avf abnormal t wave. What is this? Should i take cautions? Tks

Abnormal T waves : Are not a sign of cad. During an acute coronary syndrome, an ECG may show peak t waves follow by st changes. I do not have your ECG to evaluate but i suspect are normal changes for you. If you are having symptoms like CP with activities a stress test will offer more definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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Abnormal ECG yesterday mon specific t wave repeat today rsr probable normal variant anterior t wave abnormality non specific please help I'm scared ?

Nothing serious: The findings you describe in your ECG are both nonspecific. Such findings do not mean that there is anything wrong with your heart. "Nonspecific T wave changes" are frequently seen in normal people, and often disappear. They are sometimes due to electrolyte changes or other transient causes which do not amount to heart disease. Please do not worry. ...Read more

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Sorry 4 so many questions I'm scared to sleep due to sudden change in ECG from normal to non specific t wave abnormality in a few hours exstreme aniexty Google says sign of serious problem?

Not a problem: The T wave is the most labile wave in the ECG. T wave changes including low-amplitude T waves and abnormally inverted T waves may be the result of many cardiac and non-cardiac conditions. The normal T wave is usually in the same direction as the QRS except in the right precordial leads (see V2 below). See link for details but try not to get confused with medical jargon. Consult your MD for sp qs. ...Read more

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How can a ECG go from normal ECG sinus rhythm to unspecified t wave abnormalities within a few hours?

How can a ECG go from normal ECG sinus rhythm to unspecified t wave abnormalities within a few hours?

T waves: Non specific T waves often occur on movement of the leads and are of no significance. It is also possible that they were so minimal that they were not reported in the reading of the first E.K.G. ...Read more