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Simple Ekg Interpretation
I'm 17 & have chest pains, shortness of breath, rapid heart beat from simple tasks, extreme dizziness and fatigue. EKG was normal. Is this normal?
Multiple symptoms: Of course not. How could all these symptoms in a 17 year old be "normal"? You need a complete physical exam including serology and hormone levels as well as pregnancy test and mental health eval for anxiety and depression. If you take drugs (MJ) or smoke, drink alcohol or are obese or inactive, you will be negatively effected and may develop symptoms as you've described. ...Read more
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
Went to er with panic attack, EKG normal. Had panic attack again, this time I saw automatic interpretation say abnormal EKG. Is this very bad?
The interpretation of my ECG result said :
junctional rhythm, rightward axis, st elevation, consider inferolateral injury or infaret, acute mi.?
EKG : I would not go by the computer interpretation of any ekg, it is better to ask the physician ordering it for the interpretation. ...Read more
I've had about five ekgs in the past two years and a eco gram and they couldn't find anything wrong so my question could itbe aniexty for my chestpain?
When i look at normal EKGs I commonly see negative (inverted) QRS complex. How come this isn't considered abnormal? Why doesn't anyone notice this?
ECG: The normal QRS may be predominantly negative in the anterior pre cordial leads and sometimes others. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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