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Waves Inversion Indication Past Heart Attack
Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more
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.
Not usually: If it doesn't get better go have it checked out.See 1 more doctor answer
Had cto of LAD opened. 1 doc said take betablocker, 1 said no need. no known heart attack or high bp. what is betablocker benefit or indication here?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Inverted T-waves: Yes, seek help at an ER ASAP.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Abnormal: Several causes, but need evaluation of damage or enlarged chambers.
How does a previous heart attack represent itself on an ecg? Which wave and the form of the wave?
Is it possible to have a heart attack with completely normal ekg? What changes are looked for besides s-t segment & t wave?
How does a 12 second EKG show a prior heart attack? Like, what shows on the waves that represents the heart attack? Curious, not urgent
Does poor r wave progressive and nonspecific st&t adnormal waves mean you had a heart attack. The findings were from a nuclear stress test.
Poor R wave: Poor r wave progression could be seen in old anterior myocardial infarction (old heart attack), in lead misplacement of precordial leads by inexperienced ekg technician, also can be seen pulmonary diseases, WPW syndrome, and dextrocardia. Dextrocardia is very rare. Wpw will be seen in much young age. If you have old heart attack you should see it in nuclear stress test.See 2 more doctor answers
My t waves in my EKG were upside down in one part. But the rest of it looked fine, does that mean 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.See 2 more doctor answers
I am having esophageal spasms in waves. I know I am not having a heart attack. I take hyocyamine for colon spasms. What else can I do?
See a G I doc: Go see a gastroenterologist or a primary care doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
27 years old , st and t wave abnormality in ecg, 61 kg, smoking, no family history. What risk for heart attack?
Quit Smoking: While ST and T wave abnormalities on ECG may often be nonspecific, smoking causes heart attacks, strokes, amputations of the legs, lung disease and cancer. You're a young man - it's time for you to quit smoking! I can't quit for you but you can! Other than rapidly opening blocked arteries in an acute heart attack the only intervention to save more hearts is quitting smoking!! Do it today!!
My dad had a massive heart attack at 60 yrs. Im 19 yrs old and I've found out I have abnormal septal motion, poor R wave on ECG nd 60-65% EF. Causes?
Abnormal Echo?: Abnormal septal motion can't be seen on EKG. Did you have an echocardiogram? If so, clarify that they've ruled out a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy(HCM), which is a thickening of the heart muscle. Also clarify the type of "massive heart attack" your Father had, as the status of his condition will determine how hard of an investigation should be done to look for HCM.See 2 more doctor answers
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