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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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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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EKG Question - What would cause a small dip after the T wave? It's like a scoop about 1mm deep. Is this normal or should it be isoelectric after T?

EKG Question - What would cause a small dip after the T wave? It's like a scoop about 1mm deep. Is this normal or should it be isoelectric after T?

Yes, isoelectric if: after the T-wave. The most likely explanation is that the dip is the terminal portion of the T-wave, terminal inversion due to muscle still in recovery (to be finished late, have to leave for other obligations) ...Read more

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What does the EKG of a person with ASD look like?

What does the EKG of a person with ASD look like?

ASD ecg: read this: http://www.learntheheart.com/ecg-review/ecg-topic-reviews-and-criteria/atrial-septal-defect-review/

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Ekg showed normal rhythm but irregular tp. What does this mean?

Sinus arrythmia: Probably it is sinus arrythmia. It is normal physiological variation. ...Read more

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Ekg was completely normal but i had slightly peaked t waves in only v2. Is this ok?

Probably: The doctor that ordered your ekg may be abkle to answer better that me. Most likely at your age and isolated changes in the ekg may not be signifiant. ...Read more

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5 minute long EKG recording. Shows normal rhythm but tp was irregular. What does this mean?

Sinus arrythmia: Probably sinus arrythmia. It is a normal physiological variation. Precise diagnosis could be given only after reviewing ekg. ...Read more