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What is the purpose of having t.Waves, q.T. Intervals, long q.T syndrome studies with stress & EKG tests for? What are they and what reason/diagnosis?

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Allison Greco
General Practice
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In brief: Arrythmia

The different waves on the ekg represent the electrical impulses reaching different parts of the heart as it beats.
Long qt syndrome is a condition where the electrical signals take longer than normal to pass through the heart. It may be caused by medication or may be congenital. Long qt may progress to life-threatening arrhythmias, so it is important to be monitored by your doctor frequently.

In brief: Arrythmia

The different waves on the ekg represent the electrical impulses reaching different parts of the heart as it beats.
Long qt syndrome is a condition where the electrical signals take longer than normal to pass through the heart. It may be caused by medication or may be congenital. Long qt may progress to life-threatening arrhythmias, so it is important to be monitored by your doctor frequently.
Allison Greco
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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: See below

T-waves and qt intervals are among the measurements performed on ECG tracings that provide a window into the health of the muscle and the electrical system of the heart.
Long qt is a potentially severe abnormality in the way the heart's electrical system resets itself after a heart beat. Some cardiac and electrical abnormalities can be unmasked at faster heart rates and thefore the stress test.

In brief: See below

T-waves and qt intervals are among the measurements performed on ECG tracings that provide a window into the health of the muscle and the electrical system of the heart.
Long qt is a potentially severe abnormality in the way the heart's electrical system resets itself after a heart beat. Some cardiac and electrical abnormalities can be unmasked at faster heart rates and thefore the stress test.
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
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