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Ecg/ekg results: sinus bradycardia with short pr interval, what does this mean?

Ecg/ekg results: sinus bradycardia with short pr interval, what does this mean?

2 things: sinus bradycardia means you have a resting heart rate less than 60, can be normal finding in young, healthy or athletic people, can also be pathologic depending on how low and the clinical scenario. Short PR can mean accelerated AV conduction which is essentially normal, or could me a pre-excitation suggesting presence of a bypass tract (WPW) but usually accompanied with other findings. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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What does sinus rhythm - borderline short pr interval mean on an ecg?

What does sinus rhythm - borderline short pr interval mean on an ecg?

Usually nothing.: The pr interval, the time between the p wave (atria contract) and the qrs (ventricles contract) is typically between 0.12 and 0.20 seconds. If it is a bit shorter than 0.12 seconds but the ECG is otherwise normal, there is generally nothing to be concerned about. If you have episodes of heart racing, you should tell your doctor, as there may be a condition in which you are prone to fast rhythms. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if an ECG result is that you have "normal sinus rhythm with marked sinus arrhythmia"?

What exactly does it mean if an ECG result is that you have "normal sinus rhythm with marked sinus arrhythmia"?

It's normal: This is a normal variant. Sinus arrhythmia is a normal phenomenon. It involves cyclic changes in heart rate during breathing. It suggests a healthy parasympathetic nervous system. ...Read more

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What does Anteroseptal T Wave changes mean? I have a history of Atrial Septal Defect and Sinus Tachycardia.

What does Anteroseptal T Wave changes mean? I have a history of Atrial Septal Defect and Sinus Tachycardia.

ECG abnomality: There may be EKG changes in ASD depending on its type, severity, right ventricular size, pulmonary hypertension etc. T wave changes in leads V1-V3 are anteroseptal changes (meaning changes occurring in front part of the wall dividing right and left chambers of heart). I would discuss with congenital heart specialist, may be you need repeat echo to reassess RV size and estimated pulmonary pressure. ...Read more

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What does it mean that my EKG reads nonspecific t wave and prolonged qt interval?

EKG : Often the computer that prints the ekg's will type these comments on the top best to review it with either you regular physician or someone that reads them regularly, likely a cardiologist. Sometimes these are incorrect and in any case often not indicative of any disease. ...Read more

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I had an EKG for surgery clearance and it showed "short PR syndrome" What does that mean?

I had an EKG for surgery clearance and it showed "short PR syndrome"  What does that mean?

Short PR: A short PR interval indicates that the time between the atrial excitation and ventricular excitation is shorter than normal, This may lead to episodes of increased heart rate ( tachycardia). A cardiology referral may be needed to determine need for treatment. Medications like beta blockers may be used for treatment. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Atrial flutter on an EKG does not have a p wave, so how does one calculate the atrial rate?

Atrial flutter on an EKG does not have a p wave, so how does one calculate the atrial rate?

Actually, it does: The p wave reflects activation of the atria (upper chambers), but in atrial flutter, the atria activity is reflected in a "sawtooth" pattern ripping along at about 300 beats per minute, which also represents the atrial activation but from another source and conduction pattern. The important clinical item is the ventricular rate, dependent on the av node which is the controlling "relay station". ...Read more

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What is the possible effect on a person having an ECG result sinus tachycardia with left atrial abnormality?

What is the possible effect on a person having an ECG result sinus tachycardia with left atrial abnormality?

Depends: The ekg is one piece of a puzzle. It is also a sensitive test that is sometimes wrong. Those findings may have little to no significance or may be meaningful when looked at in the context of your history. Talk with your doctor to see if further testing is warranted. ...Read more

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I had a pre-surgical ecg. The result is like : normal sinus rhythm left axis deviation abnormal ecg what does it mean?

I had a pre-surgical ecg. The result is like : normal sinus rhythm
left axis deviation
abnormal ecg
what does it mean?

Axis: The preponderance of electrical activity of your heart is directed to the left of your body. This may mean your left ventricle is thickened (hypertrophy), or may be caused by a minor conduction delay (left anterior hemiblock). Neither of these are very serious, and will probably not delay your surgery. Ask your doc about your ekg findings. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it mean when it says short pr interval and a high lateral myocardial infarction?

Can you tell me what it mean when it says short pr interval and a high lateral myocardial infarction?

Different things: Short pr interval means that the conduction through the heart is accelerated - often because it is arising lower in the atrium than usual or because there is an accessory bypass tract. High lateral mi means that there has been a heart attack in the high lateral wall, often due to disease in the left circumflex artery, marginal branch, or a diagonal branch of the left anterior descending. ...Read more

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What does an EKG finding of Sinus rhythm with short PR BORDERLINE ECG ST elevation probably due to early repolarization mean?

What does an EKG finding of Sinus rhythm with short PR BORDERLINE ECG ST elevation probably due to early repolarization mean?

Two different parts: The PR interval is a measurement of time it takes for the electricity to travel from the top of the heart, to the bottom. A short PR interval means it the electricity travels quicker than expected. Early repolarization means the heart muscle begins recovering quickly after the electricity has traveled through. ...Read more

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Does Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome always show up on an ECG and can it be mistaken for sinus tachycardia?

WPW : WPW is defined on ECG but can be difficult to see. If the delta wave is hard to see, it can be interpreted as various forms of tachycardia. ...Read more

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What does "very rare atrial and ventricular ectopy" mean as a conclusion to a holter monitor report?

What does "very rare atrial and ventricular ectopy" mean as a conclusion to a holter monitor report?

Probably normal: It is very common for most people to have some extra heart beats on a holter monitor. These ectopic or skipped beats could originate from the upper heart chamber (atrial) or lower heart chamber (ventricular). If these are isolated / single beats and infrequent, they usually are benign and not a concern and do not require further treatment. Call you doc if you have further questions. ...Read more

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What does episodes of high take off mean on a 24 holter ecg?

Holter: Not a commonly used term in our electrophysiology terminology ...Read more

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What does short PR interval and Early repolarization combination on ECG signify?

Abnormal EKG.: Possible cause of a short PR interval on EKG include AV junctional rhythm, Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome (pre-excitation with a short PR interval and a normal duration QRS interval) or Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome (pre-excitation with a short PR interval, a long QRS interval with a delta wave often with paroxysmal tachycardia or atrial fibrillation. An electrophysiologist can help with management. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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


Rhythm (Definition)

Rhythm "any regular recurring motion, symmetry may be generally defined as a movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions, this general meaning of regular recurrence or pattern in time may be applied to a wide variety of cyclical natural phenomena having a periodicity or frequency of anything microseconds ...Read more