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Doctor insights on: Peaked P Waves On Ekg

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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What does the p to R wave stand for on an ekg?

What does the p to R wave stand for on an ekg?

PR segment?: The PR segment is the period between the end of the P wave and the beginning of the QRS. This segment is the delay of electrical activity at the level of the AV node, electrical tissue that separates the upper from the lower chambers of your heart. A long PR segment is a form of heart block called 1st degree and is usually not dangerous and often reversible. Ask again if you mean P or R waves. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if on an ekg, what does the p to R wave stand for?

Can you tell me if on an ekg, what does the p to R wave stand for?

PR segment?: The PR segment is the period between the end of the P wave and the beginning of the QRS. This segment is the delay of electrical activity at the level of the AV node, electrical tissue that separates the upper from the lower chambers of your heart. A long PR segment is a form of heart block called 1st degree and is usually not dangerous and often reversible. Ask again if you mean P or R waves. ...Read more

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What should p waves look like in lead v1? What does it mean if different on some EKG? One will show completely positive, one fully negative, another biph

What should p waves look like in lead v1? What does it mean if different on some EKG? One will show completely positive, one fully negative, another biph

There can be a lot: Of normal variability to the p-wave morphology in V1. More so in women. In general a biphasic or mostly upright p wave is usual. Certainly you could have an ectopic atrial activation in which case the morphology would be altered. Physical positioning (sitting, lying or at 30 degrees) for the EKG will also make a difference. Lead position too. Regardless it is usually of no clinical significance. ...Read more

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P waves usually biphasic in V1 but become only upright with exercise? T waves in leads V2-3 also change with every ekg.

P waves usually biphasic in V1 but become only upright with exercise? T waves in leads V2-3 also change with every ekg.

Lead placement can: Make a significant difference in the morphology of the EKG waveforms just as body position can. Sitting or lying while resting makes a significant difference from standing while exercising. None of what you describe sounds worrisome at all. ...Read more

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What causes a dip below the baseline in an EKG after the T wave in the opposite direction? It dips down then comes back to baseline until the P wave.

What causes a dip below the baseline in an EKG after the T wave in the opposite direction? It dips down then comes back to baseline until the P wave.

T wave inversion?: Without seeing a picture of the EKG, it's hard to interpret what you're trying to describe. Use HealthTap Prime to upload a picture of the EKG or talk to whoever ordered the EKG for better advice. It seems like the T wave itself (not whatever comes afterwards) would be inverted - T wave inversion. That can be caused by ischemia, although I suppose electrolyte problems can lead to it as well. ...Read more

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What is t wave in EKG representing?

What is t wave in EKG representing?

Repolarization.: Repolarization (or recovery) of the ventricles.

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What do flat t waves mean on an ekg?

What do flat t waves mean on an ekg?

Low Potassium: Flat t waves can indicate that you are low in potassium (k) or that you are experiencing some ischemia (lack of oxygen) to your heart. Was this a routine ekg? Or was it a stress test? Depending on the answer, your doctor may want some more tests to evaluate blood flow to the heart. ...Read more

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What does EKG saying t wave flat mean?

What does EKG saying t wave flat mean?

Ecg: Flat t waves are a nonspecific finding, in and of themselves they are of minimal significance. ...Read more

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What does long Q waves me on a EKG mean?

ECG: On an ecg there are Q waves and QT intervals. Q waves can mean scar in the heart, long QT interval can mean abnormal electrolyte concentrations or be caused by some drugs. ...Read more

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What do "slightly flat" S/T waves mean on a routine EKG?

What do "slightly flat" S/T waves mean on a routine EKG?

EKG - ST - Changes: 60 years old female with slightly flat ST -T waves on EKG : The EKG is not a very sensitive tool to diagnose heart disease especially in females.
EKG should be compared to prior EKG's if you had one done in the past and also your cardiologist or physician should look into your symptoms and risk factors together with EKG changes to make further recommendations ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it mean when your t wave changes are nonspecific on an ekg?

Not satisfying: I know my answer won't be satisfying to you, but "non-specific st-t wave changes" mean exactly what they sound like. The ekg has changes that are abnormal but are non-specific, ie they don't diagnose anything. For example, sometimes you don't feel good. You can't describe what's wrong - something is wrong but the problem is "non-specific". You just don't feel normal. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I am 35 years old and I have an isolated t wave in version 3 in my EKG what does this mean?

I am 35 years old and I have an isolated t wave in version 3 in my EKG what does this mean?

Likely benign: This is likely a benign variant but sometimes further evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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What does probable anterseptal mi age undertiminate Q waves v1-v2 neg t's mean on a EKG what does it mean?

What does probable anterseptal mi age undertiminate Q waves v1-v2 neg t's mean on a EKG what does it mean?

Very detailed read: Q-waves on a particular set of leads tells us you had a heart attack some time in the past (age indeterminate = don't know when). The v-leads tell us it was in the septum. T-waves indicate acute myocardial infarction (mi=heart attack), and you didn't have those. Overall, I would say you had heart trouble in the past, but were doing ok at the time of this ekg. ...Read more

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EKG Question - What would cause a small dip after the T wave? It's like a scoop about 1mm deep. Is this normal or should it be isoelectric after T?

EKG Question - What would cause a small dip after the T wave? It's like a scoop about 1mm deep. Is this normal or should it be isoelectric after T?

Yes, isoelectric if: After the T-wave. Given that the T-wave is the heart muscle repolarization wave, most likely explanation=the dip is the terminal portion of the T-wave; i.e. terminal inversion due to muscle still in recovery. (Rarely, a U-wave may create illusion of a dip after the T-wave.) Terminal T-wave inversion, T-wave prolongation & QRS duration ≥80 ms. (delayed depolarization) are all c/w ischemia/fibrosis. ...Read more

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Are P waves present in SVT AND is SVT and ST distinguishable on a EKG?

P wave are not pres: P waves are not present in SVT and SVT and ST are distinguishable on EKG. P waves are due to depolarization of the atria from natural pacemaker cells in the right Atria. SVT are from pacemaker cells in the AV node (between atrium and ventricles). SVT are by nature EKG rhythms without p waves. ST is a time period between the QRS complex and the T wave. In SVT the ST period is still present. ...Read more

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Ekg had abnormally tall P wave. Taller than QRS wave. What could this mean? Is this dangerous? Was taking by EMT's before being put in ambulance at.

Ekg had abnormally tall P wave. Taller than QRS wave. What could this mean? Is this dangerous? Was taking by EMT's before being put in ambulance at.

Many possible reason: There are many possible reasons that your P wave could be taller than your R-wave. Some are harmless and others could suggest that further investigation of the cause might be helpful. Ask the doctor in the ER or hospital where you are headed. Otherwise, talk to your PCP after hospitalization. ...Read more

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What does a Q wave mean on a ekg?

EKG: The ekg has waves with amplitude and direction. A q wave reflects a lack of electrical force in a certain direction. This lack of force has some correlation when a change in pattern with a loss of muscle as is seen in heart damage like a heart attack. ...Read more

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What does a "q-wave" mean on an ekg?

What does a "q-wave" mean on an ekg?

It depends: Sometimes it can just be a normal variant, sometimes reflects an old heart attack. Your physician can tell you which of the two it is. ...Read more

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What exactly is a borderline q-wave of ekg?

A rather: Non-specific finding on ecg. Often benign in young otherwise healthy patients. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does st/t wave changes mean on an ekg?

Hello doctors, what does st/t wave changes mean on an ekg?

Varies: Depending on what the other indicators in history and physical and presentation are this could be a nonspecific finding could also represents ongoing active ischemic heart disease such as a heart attack or angina. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Peaked t waves only in v2 on ekg. Pr interval- 102. Qrs duration- 100. Is this ok?

Probably normal: A peaked t wave in v2 in an 18 year old is almost certainly normal. The pr interval of 102 ms is a bit short and qrs of 100 is a bit long - do you have wolfe-parkinson-white syndrome? ...Read more

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EKG indicates T wave elevation in V2, V3 with no ST elevation should I be worried?

T waves: T waves are very variable. Likely you have no reason to worry. There can be some specific T wave abnormalities but they are uncommon. ...Read more

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If I had hyperkalemia wouldn't it show peaked t waves throughout entire 12 lead EKG with widened qrs?

If I had hyperkalemia wouldn't it show peaked t waves throughout entire 12 lead EKG with widened qrs?

Depends: That is with life threatening hyperkalemia. If your case is mild, or chronic, it may not manifest yet with ekg abnormalities. ...Read more