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Doctor insights on: Q Wave In Inferior Leads

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I have chest pain more on swallowing, 12 lead ecg. Small Q waves in inferior leads plus v5 and 6, what could be wrong?

I have chest pain more on swallowing, 12 lead ecg. Small Q waves in inferior leads  plus v5 and 6, what could be wrong?

Chest pain: It appears you are already under care of a physician having had an ekg done. If you have q waves, it may indicate old myocardial infarction. But we have to take into account your symptoms, your risk factors before deciding on further testing like a nuclear stress test, or a cardiac cath. Your primary care physician or cardiologist would be able to guide you ...Read more

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What does isolated narrow Q wave in lead 3 mean, flat t waves across all leads, mild sigmoid septal bulge. Does this all relate to hole in heart ?

What does isolated narrow Q wave in lead 3 mean, flat t waves across all leads, mild sigmoid septal bulge. Does this all relate to hole in heart
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Non specific finding: The findings you describe sound non-specific, and may occur for multiple reasons. The ekg does not usually diagnose a hole in the heart, but it can give information about how the heart is responding if the hole is causing additional stress on the heart function. ...Read more

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What is borderline inferior Q wave mean?

What is borderline inferior Q wave mean?

ECG finding: Inferior Q waves on ECG indicate possible prior inferior wall myocardial infarction (heart attack). To be significant, the q wave must be at least 25% or more in amplitude compared to following r wave, and be 1 mm wide. If it does not meet these criteria, it is a "borderline" q wave, and is less likely to indicate a prior heart attack. ...Read more

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What is the definition of non-q-wave infarction?

What is the definition of non-q-wave infarction?

EKG diagnosis: When a piece of heart muscle dies, it no longer has electrical activity. This shows up on an ekg as a q wave. If someone clinically has a heart attack but the ekg never evolves q waves, it is (by definition) a "non-q wave" mi. ...Read more

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What does a Q wave on a stress test represent?

What does a Q wave on a stress test represent?

Heart Damage: A "q wave" is seen on an electrocardiogram (ekg) several of which are recorded during a stress test. Q waves may be very small and not carry much significance or may be larger and suggest that heart damage by a heart attack has occured at some point in time. Further testing and imaging of the heart may be required to determine if the Q wave is significant. ...Read more

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What does a Q wave mean on a ekg?

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?

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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What is an unrecognized non-q-wave myocardial infarction?

What is an unrecognized non-q-wave myocardial infarction?

Q vs. non-Q: When a heat attack causes a full thickness ("transmural") heart attack, the ekg reveals the resulting scar by inscribing a "q" wave in the leads that correspond to the damaged area. If the heart attack was not transmural or occurred in an area not seen well on ekg, there may be no q waves. If you had no symptoms at the time of the heart attack (25-50% of all attacks), it will be "unrecognized.". ...Read more

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Is a small Q wave on an ECG significant?

Is a small Q wave on an ECG significant?

Probably not: By definition, a "significant" Q wave must be > than 40 msec in duration or > than 25-33% (depends on the reference) of the R wave height. Even by that criteria, many electrocardigraphically significant Q waves are seen in people with normal cardiac echo's and mri's. ...Read more

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My dad had a MI 3mths later on ECG the report said inferolateral st sagging and 'surprisingly no q wave' what does this mean?

Pathological q waves: Are changes commonly seen on the EKG after a heart attack. They reflect an area of damage or scarring. Usually they are a permanent change on the EKG, But sometimes they disappear. That's why the report said " surprisingly no q waves". ...Read more

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What is a Q wave in old heart attack?

What is a Q wave in old heart attack?

Part of EKG: Q r s t u waves are parts of the electrical imprint.
Q waves in particular locations or size come about due to heart damage and electrical shifts. ...Read more

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Does Q wave always mean you had a heart attack?

Does Q wave always mean you had a heart attack?

Ecg: Q waves mean either electrical force going away from the lead axis being examined or lack of force in the direction of the lead. This is often due to heart muscle damage but not always. ...Read more

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What is the significance of a non Q wave heart attack?

What is the significance of a non Q wave heart attack?

EKG finding: A Q wave is a finding on the electrocardiogram seen after a completed myocardial infarction (heart attack). In some patients with heart attack, the electrocardiogram will demonstrated q-wave. In other patients, a Q wave will not develop. In general, Q wave myocardial infarctions are larger and associated with st elevation in the early phase of the heart attack. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a q-wave and non-qwave heart attack?

What is the difference between a q-wave and non-qwave heart attack?

Wall Thickness: Q wave= full thickness myocardial necrosis
non q wave= partial thickness or subendocardial necrosis
subendocardial infarcts more common. Full thickness can result in myocardial rupture or an acute ventricular septal defect. Rupture- tamponade-death sequence. 50% of people still die on their first heart attack mostly because of not calling 911 or reaching er within minutes of the infarct. ...Read more

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Cardiology.Wat relarevance dose a Q Wave have on lead 3 of an EKG.Where dose intrascapula fit is this part of another condition? and affects the heart

Cardiology.Wat relarevance dose a Q Wave have on lead 3 of an EKG.Where dose intrascapula fit is this part of another condition? and affects the heart

None.: It is not uncommon for young adults to have Q waves. These are normal and are the first activation of the bottom of the heart, between the main pumping chambers, called the interventricular septum. After that, it splits into Left and Right sides but that first Q wave is picked up as the initial beat of the ventricles before spreading out into the main heart muscles that make the main Signal. ...Read more

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I got my ECG results and my Q wave was abnormal. Does this mean that I had a heart attack?

It depends: It depends on the location and size of the Q waves in relation to the other parts of the qrs complex. Ask your doctor to look at the ECG and let you know. ...Read more

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What leads are normal to have T wave inversion? Are P waves always upright?

EKG: P waves are normally upright. T waves in healthy young individuals are usually upright in leads 1,2, AVL, V4,V5,and V6. Other leads may have inverted T waves and still be normal. These are just guidelines,however as normal variants are common in EKG's, especially in young individuals. ...Read more

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What do T wave inversion in the septal leads mean?

T wave: It can mean abnormalities in repolarization in the area of the septum. There is a legion of possible reasons for such T wave inversions. ...Read more

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What does nonspecific t wave abnormalities in lateral leads mean?

What does nonspecific t wave abnormalities in lateral leads mean?

T abnormalities: As the description says, they are non specific and do not cause alarm by themselves and need to be correlated with clinical symptoms. ...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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Is it bad if the P and the R wave are the same amplitude and shape on all leads from an ECG and what does this mean. Amplitude for both was 3.5 mm.

Is it bad if the P and the R wave are the same amplitude and shape on all leads from an ECG and what does this mean. Amplitude for both was 3.5 mm.

ECG: It would be highly unlikely for what you describe to happen on an properly recorded ecg. There are a few possibilities should it be real but it is very unlikely ...Read more

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Borderline ECG, These Minor Changes are of Equivocal Significance only. Sinus Rhythm T wave changes in anterior leads.

Borderline ECG: I am not certain of the circumstances leading to your having an ECG. T wave changes in anterior leads could be a sign of underlying atherosclerotic heart disease. Risk factors for this include high Blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking and 1st degree female relative with heart attack before 60 or 1st degree male relative with heart attack before 50. You need to see a physician ...Read more

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I received a diagnosis of "Sinus Rhythm, T Wave Abnormality in anterior leads, borderline abnormal for age (29) and gender (F). Abnormal ECG. Worried?

I received a diagnosis of "Sinus Rhythm, T Wave Abnormality in anterior leads, borderline abnormal for age (29) and gender (F). Abnormal ECG. Worried?

Cardiologist: These T wave abnormalities are nonspecific and it's important to compare them to any prior EKG if one is available. If none are available the findings may not necessarily be due to any cardiac pathology and may even be a normal variant in a young woman. A cardiologist is best qualified to evaluate and examine you and recommend further testing like an echocardiogram if deemed advisable. ...Read more