Ekg

EKG or an electrocardiogram is the process of recording the electrical activity of the heart with the use of electrodes. Changes in the electrical activity are used to diagnose conditions like cardiac rhythm problems, myocardial ischemia or infarction, and electrolyte disturbances.

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Is there a permanent cure for my prolonged macrocytosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had macrocytosis for a long time. My last B12 and folate levels were high. I have symptoms of nervousness, snarkiness, light headedness, palpitations, and sometimes tingling in the hands and feet. It is making me crazy. My MCV is 104.9, MCH 35.6 and last TSH 2.18. I have con...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Macrocytosis can be present because of hypothyroidism, alcohol, liver disease, etc. Your TSH value is within the limit. So, I do not think a thyroid problem can be the cause. You can get the following tests to rule out liver and kidney problem: SGOT (serum glutamic oxa...  Read Full »

Is PR interval of 118 milliseconds normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my annual physical check-up yesterday, and my EKG showed a shortened PR interval (118) with no Delta wave. This is new, my test last year was 130. I have a long history of super ventricular tachycardia episodes (diagnosed by a cardiologist) that I have always been able to control...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.comYour PR interval is not short. It is normal. If there is an accessory pathway in heart that causes SVT (supraventricular tachycardia) will be diagnosed on EP (electrophysiological) study. If symptoms are frequent or bothersome, EP study and ablation is advised. I would su...  Read Full »

I have a high Hb value; can I donate blood?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 34 years old. I went to donate blood today. But, the hospital rejected me as my Hb value is 16.9. Is this level abnormally high? Do I need to get any tests done?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, your hemoglobin value is high and needs to be investigated. Let me know if your hematocrit values were checked. If it is high as well, the condition is polycythemia. The cause for polycythemia may be secondary to chronic hypoxia due to a chronic heart failure...  Read Full »

Are the tightness in my chest and labored breathing due to walking?

Query: Hello doctor, Five years ago, I quit smoking. I am a 34 year old male, who weighs 220 lbs. I had health anxiety and had asthma tests, ECG, EKG, and chest x-rays done. I drank fairly often for four years. The last three months, the frequency picked up, and I was getting really drunk. Over the four ye...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Does this occurs only on exercise and relieves with rest? Do you still smoke? Do you have any other symptoms of gastritis and reflux like nausea, abdominal pain, chest burning, etc.? This can occur just due to heavy unaccustomed exertion or even smoking. But...  Read Full »

What can be the reason for pain in the outer side of my breast?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old female, who weighs 130 lbs and 5.3 feet tall. For about 12 days, I have had consistent pain in the outer side of my breast up through my armpit. I have a tingling and slightly numb feeling in my left arm. I did not injure it, as far as I am aware. It started suddenly...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need to know few more details about your problem: Was there fever before starting of pain? Any local redness or raised temperature above the area of pain? Any history of lifting heavy weight or doing excessive gym workout before starting of pain? In these 12 days, is th...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to stop taking beta blocker before an EKG?

Query: Hi doctor, Could Atenolol mask any abnormality that might be found where I am not taking a beta blocker at the time of my EKG? I am a 47 year old female. I am overweight but not obese.  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For EKG, there is no need to stop beta blocker. Yes, for Dobutamine stress echocardiogram, beta blocker needs to be stopped three days prior. For further information consult a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist  Read Full »

I have sinus tachycardia with non-specific ST segment and T wave abnormality. Is this normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old female. I went to the ER a few years ago, and I was diagnosed with pleurisy and anxiety. I only recently saw my records from that day. My EKG showed sinus tachycardia. My heart rate was 110, which I guess was due to anxiety or trying to breathe with pleurisy. I was also...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the ECG (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are certain minor variations, which are quite commonly seen and considered as normal. So, there is nothing in your ECG, which is worrisome. Also, considering your age, the probability of any ca...  Read Full »

Does smoking cigarettes cause shortness of breath and increased heart rate?

Query: Hi doctor,I suffered from bronchitis, four years ago. Since it got cured, I smoked cigarettes for two years and gradually stopped smoking. Recently, I have high blood pressure, increased heart rate, and I have shortness of breath. I started running 2 km daily. Why am I having all these symptoms?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have a history of smoking, smoking-induced left ventricular hypertrophy, emphysema, bronchitis, pulmonary congestion, etc., can lead to such presentation. You need to do the following investigations: Auscultation. Chest x-ray. 2D echocardiography or...  Read Full »

Kindly check my parent's health check-up results and advise.

Query: Hi doctor, Please check the attached annual health check-up results of my parents and advise if any medications are required. They already take cholesterol and blood pressure medicines.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are normal, except reactive eosinophilia is present in your dad's report. Eosinophils are elevated in allergic conditions, certain skin disease, parasitic infection, etc. Is there any history of congest...  Read Full »

Will Carvedilol intake cause irregular heartbeat?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a home blood pressure machine as well as a home EKG machine. On Friday and Saturday morning, the BP machine detecting an unusual rhythm. Then the EKG machine said possible A-fib. All other readings the rest of the day (and I was scared, so checking hourly) were fine. I have a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). There are few artifacts, and there is no atrial fibrillation. However, there is prolonged PR and intermittent missed beat, suggestive of second-degree AV block (Atrioventri...  Read Full »

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