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What does sinus bradycardia look like on an ecg?

What does sinus bradycardia look like on an ecg?

See below: Sinus bradycardia is usually defined as a heart beat of less than 60 beats per minute. Iit by itself does not indicate a heart problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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


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What does low potassium look like on an ecg?

What does low potassium look like on an ecg?

Low T wave: Hypokalemia (low potassium) characteristically creates a low-voltage t-wave and a prominent u-wave on ones ecg; the u-wave can merge with ones t-wave, creating a long qt interval which is associated with cardiac arrhythmias, some of which can be life-threatening. ...Read more

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What does a heart attack look like?

What does a heart attack look like?

Chest Pain: Typically, patients with a heart attack have chest pain, difficulty breathing. The pain can sometimes move to the arm or the jaw. But, it greatly depends on the individual patient and the other medical conditions he or she has. For instance, paients with diabetes can sometimes get a heart attack without any chest pain at all, because the diabetes damages the nerves around the heart. ...Read more

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What does myocarditis look similar to on an ekg?

What does myocarditis look similar to on an ekg?

Myocarditis: Can have several appearances on ecg. It can look like an acute heart attack, it can also have low voltage because of the inflammation causing a decrease in electrical transmission. It can have diffuse st depression; there is not one consistent pattern for myocarditis. ...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 does a normal EKG look like versus an abnormal one from an undetected heart attack ?

What does a normal EKG look like versus an abnormal one from an undetected heart attack ?

A normal EKG: Because some areas of the heart are electrically silent, one can have a full blown heart attack with an entirely normal ekg. When the ekg is destined to become abnormal, it often lags, not showing changes early on: hence the need for "serial ekgs" (done daily). The adage "treat the patient, not the ekg" hasn't changed over the years. ...Read more

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What does an elevated t wave mean on an ecg? What conditions could it be?

What does an elevated t wave mean on an ecg? What conditions could it be?

Many causes: Elevated t-waves can have a variety of causes. Heart conditions, such as poor blood flow through coronary arteries, can cause elevation. So can abnormalities of different chemistries in your body, for example, an elevated potasium level. Many of these things have many causes, so you need to work with your doctor to first find out what abnormality might be causing it, and then why you have that. ...Read more

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What is a t wave abnormality on an ecg?

Ecg: T waves represent the repolarization of the ventricles. The morphology of the wave is fairly uniform so when its vector is in the wrong direction we consider the t wave abnormal. ...Read more

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What does an echocardiogram look for?

What does an echocardiogram  look for?

Echo: Echo shows cardiac structure and function. It gives a lot of information about the heart. It is a basic test used in cardiologic evaluation and is indicated in many conditions including ischemia. ...Read more

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What does a healthy heart beat sound like?

What does a healthy heart beat sound like?

Heart sounds: click on this link and turn on your speakers: http://int-prop.lf2.cuni.cz/heart_sounds/h14/normal.wav ...Read more

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What does a left ventricular obstruction mean on an ekg?

What does a left ventricular obstruction mean on an ekg?

ECG: Left ventricular obstruction has no meaning on an ecg. Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction can cause the left ventricle to hypertrophy anatomically. The hypertrophy can be seen on ecg as the LVH pattern. One can not however read 'obstruction' on an ecg, it can be suspected but not diagnosed by ecg alone absent other information. ...Read more

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What does sinus rythum suggest anteroseptal mi mean on a stress test?

Ecg : It is a reading of the echo pattern. You should discuss the test and the ecg with your doc regarding how it pertains to you specifically. ...Read more

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What does sinus bradycardia look like on an ecg?

See below: Sinus bradycardia is usually defined as a heart beat of less than 60 beats per minute. Iit by itself does not indicate a heart problem. ...Read more

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Does a normal ECG rule out heart block as the cause for my sudden consistent bradycardia?

Does a normal ECG rule out heart block as the cause for my sudden consistent bradycardia?

Consider 24-48 hour : Monitoring yourself with a 24 or 48 hour monitor would be a better tool for evaluation of your bradycardia. If it doesn’t occur every24-48 hours, there are monitors you can wear for weeks. Of course, following with your doctor to review medications and labs is a must. ...Read more

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I am noticing resting hr of as low as 54 sometime but no symptoms. Also it increases as i move etc. Ecg/echo/tmt all ok 5 months back Bradycardia?

I am noticing resting hr of as low as 54 sometime but no symptoms. Also it increases as i move etc. 
Ecg/echo/tmt all ok 5 months back
Bradycardia?

If all of your: testing is normal and you have no symptoms, there is no reason to be concerned by a HR of 54. Many well trained athletes have resting heart rates in the 30s. The key is symptoms. If there are none then there is no concern. Bradycardia is a descriptive term. Symptomatic bradycardia is a clinical condition requiring treatment. ...Read more

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Abnormal ECG sinus bradycardia and septal infarct age undetermined?

Depends: Sinus bradycardia can be normal in a fit individual. Septal infarct age undetermined may also be a normal variant, but also possibly indicate previous injury to the heart. You might want to consider getting further evaluation, such as a stress treadmill ECG test. Depending on various associated healthy issues, this might need to be combined with imaging (nuclear or ultrasonography). ...Read more

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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

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What should I do if my ECG says sinus bradycardia with premature atrial complexes?

Nothing: If you are an athlete, this may be normal. As long as you are not symptomatic then this is usually not dangerous. Normal sinus rhythm is 60-100 beats/min. Sinus bradycardia is < 60 beats/min. Very common in young athletes. Was the ECG otherwise normal? ...Read more

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My mom's ECG reads as Sinus Bradycardia with a single abnormal conducted beat, Left Axis deviation. What does that mean? She is 54 years old.

My mom's ECG reads as Sinus Bradycardia with a single abnormal conducted beat, Left Axis deviation. What does that mean? She is 54 years old.

Rate <60 & Purkinje: fiber damage within endocardium. Any rate below 60 BPM is defined as bradycardia (not unhealthy). The abnormal conduction & LAD both occur as a result of damage to the Purkinje muscle fibers (look this up) within the endocardium of her heart muscle; nearly alway a result of atherosclerosis & heart attacks within the inner wall of the left ventricle-the portion most susceptible to ischemic damage. ...Read more

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Ecg results - sinus bradycardia, short pr interval, lateral infarct- age undetermined and inferior st-t changes nonspecific? What does this me

Ecg results -  sinus bradycardia, short pr interval, lateral infarct- age undetermined and inferior st-t changes nonspecific? What does this me

Just an EKG: Ekgs aren't the last word. Sinus bradycardia: your hrt conducts impulses from the normal location at rate. ...Read more

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Halter monitor for palps.No pauses, no ventricular ectopy. Symptoms did not correlate with ECG changes 62 BPM bradycardia episodes no answer for palp?

Anxiety, palpitation: if a Holter shows normal ECG correlated accurately with symptoms present then anxiety likely is responsible for your symptoms ...Read more

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When is bradycardia an issue after ecg, 24h ecg, echo, cardiac angiogram, cardiac mri. Hr sometimes 52 resting or resting in bed 48. Age 22 male.

When is bradycardia an issue after ecg, 24h ecg, echo, cardiac angiogram, cardiac mri. Hr sometimes 52 resting or resting in bed 48. Age 22 male.

It's an issue if u : Have symptoms along with it such as dizziness, feeling of passing out, weakness, headache, chest pain etc. People who do strenuous exercise including athletes have slower heart rate as their heart is more efficient than average individual. Though their heart pump slower, the amount of blood coming out of the heart from each heart beat is greater.Follow up with your cardiologist.Take care! ...Read more

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I have had ECG,Echo,Stress test,blood work and still no findings of the cause of my bradycardia. Are there any other tests or reasons why this happens?

I have had ECG,Echo,Stress test,blood work and still no findings of the cause of my bradycardia. Are there any other tests or reasons why this happens?

More info needed: Sinus bradycardia is common in young individuals and may not need extensive workup. If there are specific symptoms believed to be caused by the bradycardia, then workup might help in understanding its cause. In your case the type of symptoms as well as circumstances contributing, for example exercise/rest will help in delineating next best step. ...Read more

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Got dysautonomia, for yrs standing heart rate 100+, laid in bed ECG showed sinus bradycardia 47. I sat up and it went to 60. Pacer needed, or fit heart?

Got dysautonomia, for yrs standing heart rate 100+, laid in bed ECG showed sinus bradycardia 47. I sat up and it went to 60. Pacer needed, or fit heart?

No pacemaker: You haven't described anything that would constitute an indication for pacing which, in general, would consist of symptoms of passing out (or feeling like you could pass out) while your heart rate is exceptionally low (usually 30 seconds or pauses of >5 seconds.). ...Read more

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My ECG and blood work are normal but my resting heart can get as low as 41 when sitting. Can a prolonged sedentary lifestyle cause bradycardia?

My ECG and blood work are normal but my resting heart can get as low as 41 when sitting. Can a prolonged sedentary lifestyle cause bradycardia?

Dysautonomia - MVP : Possibly due to low resting energy requirements. You may have dysautonomia which is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon.Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium supplements. ...Read more

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Halter, ecg,normal thyroid, stress test, blood work and echo all ok. Still have bradycardia sometimes at rest 41 bpm. What could it be?

Could be...: If this slow heart rate is without other symptoms and complete lab work is normal, some people can have a slow heart rate because they are athletic. If you are not athletic and would like more answers seeing your doctor or a cardiologist to review all the tests and decide the next course of action would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Hello I experienced minor shortness of breath and slight dizziness last night. My ECG shows sinus bradycardia at pulse rate 47. I am 22 and a smoker.

Hello I experienced minor shortness of breath and slight dizziness last night. My ECG shows sinus bradycardia at pulse rate 47. I am 22 and a smoker.

Minor SOB, dizzy: May be reflux (GERD), independently or causing a mild reactive airway response or may be pulmonary asthma or cardiac. Would get an echocardiogram just to insure there is no cardiac abnormality. ...Read more

Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
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Slow Heart Rate (Definition)

Slow heart rate, also called bradycardia, is defined as a resting heart rate (pulse) less than 60 beats per minute. Having a heart rate less than 60 is not necessarily abnormal. In fact, people in good cardiovascular shape have a low heart rate. People with certain heart conditions may take medications which lower the heart rate as one of ...Read more