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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I frequently awaken at night. Is it due to anxiety and depression?

Query: Hello doctor, A little over two years ago, I experienced some stress in my life that resulted in a high level of anxiety and depression. I was prescribed Paxil and took it for one year. At the time, I was also taking Diovan and Atenolol for hypertension, Pantoprazole for reflux, and Simvastatin fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you currently have hypertension? When you wake up early morning, do you have hot flashes or night sweats? Do you have headaches with these episodes? Have you checked your thyroid level recently? Any palpitations felt? If yes, have you had an EKG to rule out ...  Read Full »

What are the typical symptoms of asthma?

Query: Hello doctor, A couple of months ago, I started feeling tightness in chest, shortness of breath, and overall fatigue. I went to a walk-in clinic, they did an EKG, and everything was fine. They asked me to follow-up with a physician. The nurse conducted a complete blood test and a chest x-ray, and ev...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. My impression about your illness is gastritis and reflux disease, which is leading to reflux of acid into the lungs causing bronchoconstriction. This bronchoconstriction leads to shortness of breath and asthma-like pattern on the pulmonary function test (PFT). The pr...  Read Full »

Is the QRS contour abnormality normal for a patient with severe diabetes and hypertension?

Query: Hi doctor, My father experienced chest pain and back pain two days ago. He is 74 years old and diabetic. His BP was 130/84 mmHg and he takes medicine for high BP. His pulse rate was 95. His fasting sugar reading is 126 and PP is 154 with medication. We went for an ECG and something written on the gr...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your doctor has done the right thing. All those abnormalities mentioned by the ECG machine including the so called inferior infarct are a consequence of hypertension (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The final call on the ECG has to be taken by the treat...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest from the reports if I need angioplasty?

Query: Hello doctor, I have breathlessness while walking or taking stairs, chest congestion at times, and sleeplessness. I am diabetic and take Insulin twice a day. Please find the attached reports of ECG, echo, and angiography. Is angioplasty required? Can blockage be tackled with medicines alone?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, you should undergo angioplasty because you are having symptoms on exertion. The ECG changes are suggestive of deficient blood supply. Also, the blockage is significant 80 %. At this moment,...  Read Full »

Can I become an oral surgeon if I am suffering from extensive hand tremors?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a first year BDS student. I have tremors in my hands whenever I apply force or hold an object with some pressure. I want to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or orthodontics. Can I become a dentist despite these tremors? Can the tremors be reduced?  Read Full »


Dr. Nida Shahab

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many causes for tremors, during student life it is very common because of anxiety and tension. It can also be due to abnormal thyroid level or hypoglycemia. First of all, try to reduce your anxiety or tension and get a proper medical checkup including, ECG (elec...  Read Full »

Why do I suddenly experience heart flutters and skipped beats while exercising?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old male, who is 5.9 feet tall and weighs 160 lbs. I have been experiencing weird heart flutters and skipped beats. It mostly happens when I am at the gym lifting weight, and taking a deep breath in while doing so. I have always exercised without experiencing such feelin...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are probably having PVCs (premature ventricular contractions), which are extra beats and most of the time are benign and not worrisome. The other possibility is atrial fibrillation, especially, if you have episodes of rapid heart beat. Usually, at this young age, i...  Read Full »

Should I worry about a flat T-wave in V2 to V4 leads?

Query: Hello doctor, Should the flattened T-wave in V2 - V4 be of concern? I have the following complaints: Chest pain. Left jaw pain. Sternal tightness. Pressure in the left chest radiating to the left arm and shoulder. Currently, I am taking Metoprolol Tartrate 25 mg and Omeprazole 10 mg. I have underg...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for reaching out to us. Sorry about your health challenges. Please stay strong and you will be fine. Generally in ECG (electrocardiogram), a flattened T wave in leads V2- V4 could be due to myocardial ischemia. Meaning there is a narrowing in one of the heart ve...  Read Full »

I got an electrocardiogram test done for chest pain. Can you please help me interpret the results?

Query: Hello doctor, I was evaluated for chest pain. I have a question about electrocardiogram (ECG) result. My lead one at rest value was -0.1 mm and -0.4 mV/s. My lead two at rest value was 0.0 mm and 0.0 mV/s. Is this a cause of concern? I am currently taking medications tablet Duloxetine and tablet Fam...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your exercise tolerance test (ETT) is normal. Please let me know if you had chest pain during exertion? Why test was stopped? Do you have any family history of cardiac issues? Any sudden death in the family? Do you have hypertension or diabetes? Thank you.   Read Full »

My electrocardiogram shows left ventricular hypertrophy. What does this suggest?

Query: Hello doctor,I went to a cardiologist as per recommendation from my doctor, and they did an EKG. I read the report as follows, electrocardiogram complete (93000) result was PR interval: 140 ms, QRS: 98 ms, QT interval: 390, rate: 62 beats per minute, rhythm: normal, sinus rhythm, chamber hypertrophy...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Your ECG (electrocardiogram) suggests left ventricular hypertrophy. This occurs in those with chronic hypertension or those who exert a lot, with valvular disease, or primarily have heart muscle disease. Please note that ECG findings are ...  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 »

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