Electrocardiogram

Electrocardiogram (ECG) is a noninvasive test used to measure the electrical activity of your heart. It helps the doctor understand how well your heart is functioning. It records the heart's rhythm and activity, which is graphed using a moving strip of paper.

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What are the causes of sinus tachycardia?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an EKG report from yesterday. I was in the emergency room with vomiting, high blood pressure, chest pain, and tachycardia. I have tachycardia for almost four years, but it always comes back to normal, and recently I have started seeing a cardiologist. Can you please review it and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Your EKG (electrocardiography) report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) shows sinus tachycardia only (which is a reflex form of tachycardia and not a primary cardiac abnormality) and no other abnormalities. So EKG-wise, there is nothing ...  Read Full »

Is my abnormal EKG indicative of a heart attack?

Query: Hi doctor, I had two separate EKGs. The first showed a normal sinus rhythm, septal infarct, age undetermined, and abnormal ECG with a QRS duration of 76 ms. The second EKG showed normal sinus rhythm, possible anterior infarct, age undetermined, abnormal ECG with QRS duration of 74 ms. Did I have a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are no Q waves in any ECG (electrocardiogram). There is no sign of a past heart attack. The second ECG fulfills one of the criteria of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). Please tell if you had hypertension, diabetes, or any other heart issue, thyroid issue, or ha...  Read Full »

Can portable ECG show false readings?

Query: Hello doctor,I had an abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG) last week with sinus rhythm and right axis deviation. It has gotten worse the last few days, and I have episodes of severe electric pain, heart rate spiking and dropping very low, dizziness, and nausea. I purchased a portable ECG, and I took som...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The 12 leads ECG (electrocardiogram) shows a left posterior hemiblock (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). As you had myocarditis a few months ago, please share echocardiography, and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) reports. And now repeat echocard...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for tightness in the chest, especially in the morning?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old. I love caffeine, smoke weed every day, exercise a couple of times a week. I am not under any specific diet. There is tightness in my chest, mainly in the morning. It feels like my heart is swollen. Nothing really makes it better, and it does seem to fade as the day goes...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tightness in the chest can be due to many causes such as asthma, smoking, musculoskeletal pain, gastric upset, and heart issues. Heart issues at a young age are uncommon. Do you have asthma, wheezing, chest or muscular pain, or any other disease? To be on the saf...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for tachycardia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from shortness of breath, and also I have a pacemaker in my heart due to a complete heart block. Can you please tell me about the findings in my EKG?  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your EKG (electrocardiogram) tracing (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it shows tachycardia, which means heart rate is 100 or above 100 BPM. Tachycardia may result from various physiological and pathologi...  Read Full »

Is ECG enough to determine the underlying heart problem?

Query: Hi doctor,My father is 56 years old, and he also has diabetes and BP. Can you please investigate his ECG report?  Read Full »


Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Internal Medicine Physician, Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I investigated your ECG (electrocardiograph) (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and it indicates that it is in sinus rhythm, normal axis, with t-wave inversion in leads v1 to v5. Overall, ECG has some minor changes, which may not be very significan...  Read Full »

Can anxiety make your heart feel like it skips a beat?

Query: Hi doctor,I recently had two electrocardiograms revealing an early repolarization pattern. My doctor did not mention anything but found out on the internet that this increases the chances of sudden death. Also, I have some feeling of skipped beats from time to time which makes me feel very anxious. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is called benign early repolarization (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It is normally present in 10-15% of the population. It is of no significance and needs no treatment. Some studies suggest that cardiac arrest is a little more comm...  Read Full »

Can you still have a heart attack after bypass surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, Based on the reports I have uploaded, I want to know what your recommendation is. Does my dad need to go through an open heart triple bypass surgery, or can it be fixed by a stent angioplasty?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the surgeon agrees on bypass, this is the best strategy. If the surgeon says that bypass is not possible due to diffuse disease or small vessels, then angioplasty should be done. Such cases are usually discussed in the meeting of specialist doctors team comprising...  Read Full »

What happens if three arteries are blocked?

Query: Hi doctor, This is for my dad, who is 64 years old. His blood pressure went up to 220 mm Hg, and then they took him to the cardiologist for an opinion, and they did all the tests and said he has three blocks in three of the main arteries and needs triple bypass surgery. I need your second opinion i...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). 1. Heart surgery is not associated with blood pressure. High blood pressure is a risk factor for coronary artery disease, and controlling blood pressure with medicines and lifestyle...  Read Full »

Why are my PVC (premature ventricular contractions) getting worse?

Query: Hi doctor, There is an increase in PVCs over the past week. They happen in chunks of time for an hour or few times a day. There are no other symptoms, and it happens at rest, especially after I eat food and it goes away with movement. I bought the kardia device to catch an episode. I have attached ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are few extrasystoles, but not sure whether these are PAC (premature atrial contractions) or PVC (premature ventricular contractions) as complexes are small. A 12-lead ECG (electrocardiogram) is recommended. If you have frequent PVCs, then Holter will tell how ...  Read Full »

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