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What does a Q wave mean on a ekg?

What does a Q wave mean on a ekg?

EKG : The ekg has waves with amplitude and direction. A q wave reflects a lack of electrical force in a certain direction. This lack of force has some correlation when a change in pattern with a loss of muscle as is seen in heart damage like a heart attack. ...Read more

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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 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 Q wave on a stress test represent?

What does a Q wave on a stress test represent?

Heart Damage: A "q wave" is seen on an electrocardiogram (ekg) several of which are recorded during a stress test. Q waves may be very small and not carry much significance or may be larger and suggest that heart damage by a heart attack has occured at some point in time. Further testing and imaging of the heart may be required to determine if the q wave is significant. ...Read more

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What does long Q waves me on a EKG mean?

What does long Q waves me on a EKG mean?

ECG: On an ecg there are Q waves and QT intervals. Q waves can mean scar in the heart, long QT interval can mean abnormal electrolyte concentrations or be caused by some drugs. ...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 probable anterseptal mi age undertiminate Q waves v1-v2 neg t's mean on a EKG what does it mean?

What does probable anterseptal mi age undertiminate    Q waves v1-v2 neg t's mean on a EKG what does it mean?

Very detailed read: Q-waves on a particular set of leads tells us you had a heart attack some time in the past (age indeterminate = don't know when). The v-leads tell us it was in the septum. T-waves indicate acute myocardial infarction (mi=heart attack), and you didn't have those. Overall, i would say you had heart trouble in the past, but were doing ok at the time of this ekg. ...Read more

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I just had a ecg and it said left axis deviation and a t wave abnormality. What does this mean?

I just had a ecg and it said left axis deviation and a t wave abnormality. What does this mean?

Understanding based: both heart anatomy & how the electrical stimulation spreads from cell-to-cell with the atria, then within the ventricles. Both terms relate to both the anatomy & electrical activity within the ventricles, both depolarization (left axis deviation) and then repolarization (T waves). Depolarization is delayed toward right vs. left side of ventricles. Repolarization pattern not normal; many reasons. ...Read more

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What is a delta wave on an ecg?

What is a delta wave on an ecg?

Delta wave: Reflects abnormal conduction potentially risking rhythm disturbances;needs formal evaluation by cardiology electrophysiology ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does st/t wave changes mean on an ekg?

Hello doctors, what does st/t wave changes mean on an ekg?

Varies: Depending on what the other indicators in history and physical and presentation are this could be a nonspecific finding could also represents ongoing active ischemic heart disease such as a heart attack or angina. ...Read more

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What is a t-wave on an ECG?

ECG: the T wave follows the QRS and represents repolarization of the ventricles j ...Read more

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What could 'small q waves' on a resting ECG represent?

Q waves: Q waves can be abnormal if more than 1/4 the total electrical deflection and at least .04sec. In duration. Smaller q waves than this are within normal parameters. ...Read more

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Does Q wave always mean you had a heart attack?

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 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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Hi doctors, was just wondering what does a multiple R wave on an ECG indicate?

No such thing: "Multiple r wave" does not make sense. Please go back to whoever told you that this is what you have and have this person show your ECG to a cardiologist for a proper interpretation. RSR' (RSR prime) is possibly what someone was trying to tell you. If so, resubmit. ...Read more

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I have just done a ecg and it came back with a left axis deviation and t wave abnormality. What does that mean?

I have just done a ecg and it came back with a left axis deviation and t wave abnormality. What does that mean?

Left axis deviation: What that means is the doctor who was "caring" for you has not been very pleasant or helpful. Two things to do: 1: Please have your doctor explain all of the information to you. There is absolutely no reason why that did not happen already. 2: You can go online and look for several patient centered articles that will be helpful. ...Read more

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What does nssttwc in my ECG mean?

EKG: Non-specific ST-T wave changes. Means minor repolarization change in a region of the heart. Can appear with hi bp, electrolyte change, minor ischemia, thyroid disorder, or be meaningless. ...Read more

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What does this mean from a ekg?

What does this mean from a ekg?

More info: Your question does not include the ekg finding you are concerned about. Please resubmit your question with more information, and we will be glad to try to answer it. ...Read more

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What does a flat T-Line or T-Wave on an EEG mean?

What does a flat T-Line or T-Wave on an EEG mean?

Flat line: To my understanding it means the studies were not performed correctly. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Had a ECG which shows a nonspecific T wave abnormality with pulse of 97bpm. I'm on abilify (aripiprazole). What does the result mean? Pic of ECG in my files.

Talk to your doctor: The reason the study says, "nonspecific T-wave abnormality" is because the reader doesn't have enough information supplied to them by the referring provider so as to make a more SPECIFIC comment on what they're seeing...which is some sort of T-wave abnormality. Abnormalities can be due to NORMAL variants and therefore, of no consequence, or meaningful based on the clinical situation. ...Read more

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