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Are q and t waves inversion on EKG an indication of a past heart attack?

Are q and t waves inversion on EKG an indication of a past heart attack?

Possibly: Abnormal ekg's (ecg's) are one diagnostic criteria for prior heart attacks. However, these changes can also be seen in hypertension, cardiomyopathies, pulmonary disease, and even in normal hearts. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Do q and t waves inversion on EKG always an indication of a past heart attack?

Do q and t waves inversion on EKG always an indication of a past heart attack?

Common: But not perfect p, q, rs, t u are all ekg waves the total patterns can give us rate rhythm, and some damage information and hypertrophy or enlargement information. Need the whole thing and sometimes echo, and chemical data. ...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 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?

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 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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Would an old heart attack show up on an ecg? If so which wave would show it?

Would an old heart attack show up on an ecg? If so which wave would show it?

Q wave: There are patterns in old heart attack waves on ekg. Often several specific leads will show the scar on particular, specific walls of the heart. Review this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more