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What does "minimal voltage criteria for LVH, may be normal variant" on ekg mean? Hr 103. athlete

What does "minimal voltage criteria for LVH, may be normal variant" on ekg mean? Hr 103. athlete

Ask cardiollogist: Or internist. Might be athletic heart. But athlete heart has SLOW rate. Why HR 103???? Anxiety? Need clinical correlation for best interpretation.

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

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.

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What does "minimal voltage criteria for LVH, may be normal variant" on ECG mean?

What does "minimal voltage criteria for LVH, may be normal variant" on ECG mean?

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

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My ECG says "normal variant of ECG" and sinus tachycardia. What does this mean?

My ECG says "normal variant of ECG" and sinus tachycardia. What does this mean?

You're normal!: It means that your heart rhythm is normal (sinus) but the rate is >100 (tachycardia). This is caused by non-cardiac issues like stress, anxiety, pain, fever, anemia (you mention menstruation) etc. "Normal variant" means that you're normal but we wouldn't choose your EKG to illustrate a medical textbook for students learning EKGs. Be well.

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I've been diagnosed with cough-variant asthma, clear Xray and ECG. It presents primarily on the left side with wet cough and tightness. Is this normal?

I've been diagnosed with cough-variant asthma, clear Xray and ECG. It presents primarily on the left side with wet cough and tightness. Is this normal?

No: No cough, perfect health is normal. Cough variant asthma is more common than the public understands, though. Assuming the diagnosis is correct, resist the urge to "throw antibiotics at it" and instead I hope your doctor is prescribing beta-agonists (Albuterol), inhaled steroids (Flovent, etc), and maybe other adjuctive meds. If no improvement in a few weeks, follow up with your Dr.

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Hi, I had an ECG and the dr said it looked as though I had a heart attack so they did an echo, said the heart looked fine and said it was a variant?

Hi, I had an ECG and the dr said it looked as though I had a heart attack so they did an echo, said the heart looked fine and said it was a variant?

Not sure what your: Question is. The EKG can be nonspecific in certain cases and can be variant. If the ECHO was OK and did not show any areas of the heart that were scarred or dysfunctional you are OK. Of course it is always prudent to make appropriate life style choices. Exercise, no smoking, low fat diet and BMI

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Ekg was completely normal but I had slightly peaked t waves in only v2. Is this ok?

Probably: The doctor that ordered your ekg may be abkle to answer better that me. Most likely at your age and isolated changes in the ekg may not be signifiant.

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Does having a normal EKG rule out myocarditis?

Does having a normal EKG rule out myocarditis?

Not necessarily: If you suspect myocarditis this is a diagnosis which should be investigated by experienced clinicians. It is conceivable that you have heart muscle inflammation without ECG changes, but this is unusual.

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Had EKG result was pr otherwise normal means what?

PR: Pr is a conduction interval which can be abnormal with the rest of the ECG normal. Likely your ECG is not a problem. There isn't enough information here to say more about you.

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What does it mean to have flattened t waves on EKG with normal echo?

Ecg: Flattened t waves are a nonspecific finding. It the echo is normal wouldn't worry about the ECG tho could check electrolytes if curious.

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Had ekg done yesterday, turned out normal. What kinds of problems can an ekg detect, and miss?

An EKG will assess: The electrical activity of the heart and determine how normal your rhythm is or isn't. It can also detect risk of abnormal rhythms, heart enlargement, previous heart attack damage and significant blockages of the heart arteries. It won't miss much! Too much information to explain in 400 characters. Be happy it is normal. That is a good sign.

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Skipped beats when using the bathroom? Had many ekgs and chest xrays, all normal except for benign tach?

Skipped beats when using the bathroom? Had many ekgs and chest xrays, all normal except for benign tach?

Benign?: Persistent tachycardia is not benign, should be investigated & treated. May require some blood work too. I assume you feel that you are skipping beats, but it has not been documented. They may not show up on an ECG. You may need longer rhythm analysis by a rhythm recorder that continuously monitors your heart rhythm for 24-48 hours, or even longer if need be. See Ur doc. Good luck.

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What does it mean when you're diagnosed with an "abnormal tachycardic with a quick drop to normal with SEM possible"?? EKG normal.

Not quite enuf info: Sounds like "PAT" = paroxysmal atrial tachycardia. Usually easy to treat. I'd like to see your EKG showing the tachycardia. You need to get a better understanding & poss treatment from your health care providers. HRS, MD, FACC www. Thepmc. Org