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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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My dad had a MI 3mths later on ECG the report said inferolateral st sagging and 'surprisingly no q wave' what does this mean?

My dad had a MI 3mths later on ECG the report said inferolateral st sagging and  'surprisingly no q wave' what does this mean?

Pathological q waves: Are changes commonly seen on the EKG after a heart attack. They reflect an area of damage or scarring. Usually they are a permanent change on the EKG, But sometimes they disappear. That's why the report said " surprisingly no q waves". ...Read more

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I got my ECG results and my Q wave was abnormal. Does this mean that I had a heart attack?

I got my ECG results and my Q wave was abnormal. Does this mean that I had a 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. ...Read more

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Cardiology.Wat relarevance dose a Q Wave have on lead 3 of an EKG.Where dose intrascapula fit is this part of another condition? and affects the heart

Cardiology.Wat relarevance dose a Q Wave have on lead 3 of an EKG.Where dose intrascapula fit is this part of another condition? and affects the heart

None.: It is not uncommon for young adults to have Q waves. These are normal and are the first activation of the bottom of the heart, between the main pumping chambers, called the interventricular septum. After that, it splits into Left and Right sides but that first Q wave is picked up as the initial beat of the ventricles before spreading out into the main heart muscles that make the main Signal. ...Read more

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Is a small Q wave on an ECG significant?

Is a small Q wave on an ECG significant?

Probably not: By definition, a "significant" q wave must be > than 40 msec in duration or > than 25-33% (depends on the reference) of the r wave height. Even by that criteria, many electrocardigraphically significant q waves are seen in people with normal cardiac echo's and mri's. ...Read more

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What does EKG saying t wave flat mean?

ecg: Flat t waves are a nonspecific finding, in and of themselves they are of minimal significance. ...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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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