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 CAG necessary for ST depression with shortness of breath?

Query: Hello doctor, My cousin has shortness of breath while climbing stairs for three months. We got a lipid profile where LDL is 210 and triglycerides were 320. He has elevated homocysteine levels as well. EKG showed sinus tachycardia and ST depression in 2, 3, AVF. 2D echo showed aortic sclerosis, norm...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All the prescribed medicines are fine. Shortness of breath is not due to systolic heart failure as LVEF (left ventricular ejection fraction) is normal. Yes, there may be diastolic heart failure. Please send me a full echocardiography report so that I may comment on it. ...  Read Full »

What causes persistent tachycardia in me without chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I have persistent tachycardia of 90 to 110 beats per minute. I do not have chest pain. Before five months and last month, I did EKG and went to the emergency. The results showed nonspecific T wave abnormality and tachycardia in the reports.  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a possibility of having plaque build up in the inferolateral part of the heart. It can cause reduced oxygen supply to that area of the heart causing tachycardia. This does not confirm the presence of ischemia. Please mention whether you have done a fasting lipi...  Read Full »

Do I need medication to control frequent PVCs?

Query: Hi doctor, I consulted you before for my shortness of breath. I was having a lot of PVCs and still am. I am curious about how frequent they are. And should I be evaluated more if I need medication? My blood pressure is really low, like 90/55. I am sending you some EKG’s that I got with my po...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In the attached tracings (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I could not see any PVCs (premature ventricular contraction) in the recent tracings. Some tracings show movement artifacts (which is read as unreadable by the machine), and some show low...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have changes in heart rhythm?

Query: Hi, I've been feeling a weird rythm of my heart since last year. The pump is like going faster then slow and stop a bit, then fast again. I feel like catching my breath and a tight feeling on my chest, actually. Also, it happened like four times last year and then months pass fortunately I didn't fe...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Thanks for the query madam Such Palpitations occur due to difference in heart rhythms. Most commonly occurs due to Premature beats of extra systoles, followed by slow rhythm and again normal rhythm. Mostly, it is not serious but serious in some conditions. If you have dizziness, syncope, loss of co...  Read Full »

The EKG reading says sinus arrythmia. Is it concerning?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to urgent care today because I had bad heart palpitations while taking a walk, along with some cuest discomfort. I have heart palpitations quite frequently but these felt different. They were a but thump behind my sternum, several times in a row. The EKG reading from urgent car...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ECG is fine and sinus arrhythmia is normal phenomenon, where heart range varies with respiration. It may not be evident always or depends on sensitivity of machine, and also it is more pronounced, detectable when one is breathing heavily or rapidly. So it is not...  Read Full »

My EKG reports did not show CPVT. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I understand that a resting EKG cannot show catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT). I had numerous EKGs and echoes and all were normal. I read that the stress test is the only way to diagnose CPVT. I have had major panic attacks during EKGs with heart rates up to 140...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. CPVT - catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia is a devastating condition and is usually found and detected on Holter monitor or on stress test if asymptomatic. In case of acute attack if a person has severe chest pain or syncope ...  Read Full »

I have shortness of breath and numbness in arms in the morning. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old male, who weighs 115 lbs and I am 5.10 feet tall. I woke up after an hour of sleep with shortness of breath and numbness in my right arm. I have been suffering from a cold, for a week now. Five days ago I boarded a flight, I got congested during the first leg of the...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would give my opinion regarding this, but it may not be the final diagnosis as I have not examined you. Shortness of breath after lying down for an hour implies there is a pulmonary congestion, that is pooling of blood in lungs due to weakened heart. It is called ort...  Read Full »

Is cholesterol level of 299 too high?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I have checked my lipid profile and sugar. The results are total cholesterol 229, HDL 53, LDL 150, BP 130/90 mmHg and sugar 104. Are these results fine? Let me know whether I have any heart disease. For cholesterol I am taking Triglize. Kindly give few suggestions to lowe...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your total cholesterol target should be 150. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) should be below 100 and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) in range of 50 to 60. Your blood sugar is normal. Right now you do not seem to have heart condition and your slightly raised blood pressure is...  Read Full »

Why does my heart pounds when I stand up?

Query: Hi doctor,  I am a 26 year old healthy male. My height is 178 cm and weight is 73 kg. I do exercise regularly and I am healthy too. I have recently visited a cardiologist and done a cycloergometric test (Bruce stage 4 protocol). During the test my blood pressure remained normal but my heart rate ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have worked through your query and understand your health issues. I assure you not to worry as you have consulted the appropriate expert physician who will take care all of your medical concerns. Your body mass index looks normal for this age. Thanks for attaching ...  Read Full »

Why is there a flip on one mark in EKG?

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to talk to you to see if you thought I had anything to worry about. My BP was good (112/69), cholesterol was 141, I think she said my triglycerides were 76. My kidney, liver functions were great. The EKG came back as within normal limits but there was one mark that had flippe...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganesh P Sapkal

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through ECG you provided. It is showing nonspecific ST T changes in leads III and V1 to V3 (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Nonspecific means not likely of ischemia. But as you are having high BP, diabetes, I will suggest you to undergo 2D e...  Read Full »

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