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What does inversted t mean in the EKG and what causes it?

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Dr. James Chapman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: It depends

Inverted t wave means that part of the ekg complex is a negative deflection, going below the baseline.
In some leads of the ekg it is normal to have an inverted t wave. If it is an abnormal t wave inversion, it may be due to electrolyte abnormalities, or may indicate a reduction in blood flow to that part of the heart (ischemia). Ask your doctor about your particular ekg.

In brief: It depends

Inverted t wave means that part of the ekg complex is a negative deflection, going below the baseline.
In some leads of the ekg it is normal to have an inverted t wave. If it is an abnormal t wave inversion, it may be due to electrolyte abnormalities, or may indicate a reduction in blood flow to that part of the heart (ischemia). Ask your doctor about your particular ekg.
Dr. James Chapman
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Dr. Joseph Shen
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology

In brief: Inverted T?

It could mean many things, one of which is decreased blood supply to your heart.
Conventional ECG is not accurate in detecting ischemia (lack of blood supply's), multifunction cardiogram is a much better choice! http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram.

In brief: Inverted T?

It could mean many things, one of which is decreased blood supply to your heart.
Conventional ECG is not accurate in detecting ischemia (lack of blood supply's), multifunction cardiogram is a much better choice! http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram.
Dr. Joseph Shen
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