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What does a "q-wave" mean on an ekg?

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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Liviu Klein
Dr. Liviu Klein
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Depends

Q waves if noted on an EKG can indicate an old heart attack or a normal variant.
A hypertrophic cardiomyopthy pt can also have q waves. Clinical correlation is required and testing such as an echocardiogram or stress test is needed.

In brief: Depends

Q waves if noted on an EKG can indicate an old heart attack or a normal variant.
A hypertrophic cardiomyopthy pt can also have q waves. Clinical correlation is required and testing such as an echocardiogram or stress test is needed.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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