About "Ecg"

ECG stands for Electrocardiography, which is a non-invasive diagnostic test that records the electrical activity of the heart. This electrical activity, which is caused by electrical charges created by the heart as it beats, is picked up by the electrodes that are placed over the skin. It is useful to assess the heart rhythm, identify any heart disease, and for evaluation of cardiac efficiency.

Related Terms: Echocardiogram, Chest Pain, Anxiety, Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease, Arrhythmias, Holter Monitor

Recently Answered Questions

ECG report shows some abnormality. What is the problem?
Query: Hello doctor,The ECG report of my father shows some abnormality. Please tell me what is the actual problem. BP 160/100. Age 65.  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have not attached the ECG here. So, please attach it so that I can interpret it. Otherwise, for hypertension, he should be on medicine so as to keep his BP less than 140/90 mmHg. So, also let me know if he is receiving the antihypertensive medicine. Revert with...  Read Full »
ECG shows sinus arrhythmia and T-wave abnormality. Should I see a cardiologist?
Query: Hi doctor,I am 32 years old. I went through a medical fitness test for employment. While going through an ECG, it showed sinus arrhythmia and T wave abnormality (V4, V5, V6) and it has got me worried whether I am unwell. I do not feel anything wrong with me when I walk for 4 km three times a week. I...  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your ECG. There are nonsignificant changes and it is considered normal. Whatever is mentioned on the ECG is a machine-generated report and is frequently inaccurate. So, there is no need to worry or do an echo. Sinus arrhythmia is also a normal phe...  Read Full »
ECG shows RBBB and marked left ventricular hypertrophy. What does it mean?
Query: Hi doctor, My son is 12 years old, very active, plays representative basketball and attends a sports high school. Last Sunday, he was knocked over while playing and hurt his arm. After getting up, he fainted. He was fine after that. There were no broken bones, but the medical center did an ECG, and...  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The ECG (electrocardiogram) is showing incomplete RBBB (right bundle branch block) or early RBBB and features of left ventricular hypertrophy, and also heart rate is on lower side nearing 60 beats per minute. But as you mentioned, he is a basketball player. So, athle...  Read Full »
My ECG is normal and heart rate is high. Please advise.
Query: Hi doctor, I recently observed that my heart rate (including the resting one) is high. Resting rate is between 75 to 85 beats per minute and an average brisk walking rate is around 115 to 120 beats per minute. When I was unaware, I lived a perfectly normal life with 15 to 16 active hours. However, ...  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Regarding your heart rate, it is fine to have a resting heart rate of 75 to 84 beats per minute. It does not signify any major abnormalities. Exercise, stress, anxiety, smoking, caffeine can certainly lead to pulse rate elevation. So, as you mentioned, your ECG (elec...  Read Full »
Can ECG changes occur due to anxiety?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a diabetes patient. Recently, I had an ECG done which showed borderline normal sinus arrythmia. Immediately, I had a 2D echo and it showed a normal study. But my blood pressure is not normal. It is around 150/90 and so my doctor advised me to take Betaloc-50. In addition to this, I ...  Read Full »
Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I want to assure you that do not worry as everything is going to be fine soon. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine concerns. I appreciate the efforts you put in to upload the case completely along with EKG reports (attachment remo...  Read Full »
What exactly is a right bundle branch block?
Query: Hi doctor, My ECG report says that I have a right bundle branch block. What is it? Does it require attention?  Read Full »
Dr. Shoaib Javeed Khan
General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The heart works on electrical signals/impulses that are sent through a pathway. This finally reaches the side/part of the heart that produces the heartbeat. This pathway is complicated. And when there is any abnormality along this pathway, it can result in a conditio...  Read Full »
How to clear the mild blockage present in my heart?
Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I did an ECG. The doctor examined me and told me that I have a mild blockage. Please suggest.  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is sinus bradycardia with a heart rate of 55 to 60 beats per minute, with a right bundle branch block along with left axis deviation. There are no significant ST-T abnormalities s...  Read Full »
My ECG shows RBBB, but no abnormality was found in echo. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old. I am suffering from acidity problem and hypertension. My SGPT 107, SGOT 112, bilirubin 1.1 and fasting blood sugar 83 mg/dL. All other blood test reports like lipid profile and uric acid are normal. My USG report is normal. My ECG shows RBBB and no abnormality found in ...  Read Full »
Dr. Bharat Patodiya
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which are quite acceptable. Liver enzyme up to three times of upper limit is fine. Your BMI (body mass index) also fine as it is less than 25. RBBB (right bundle branch block) is usually benign in...  Read Full »
What is the reason for chest pain inspite of normal ECG and lipid profile test?
Query: Hello doctor, I had chest pain very lightly in different areas of the chest. The pain was not continuous but occurs only sometimes during day or night but not in the sleep. I have taken an ECG and lipid profile test, but both are normal. My doctor advised me to take Ecosprin on daily basis life lon...  Read Full »
Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For chest pain, I advise you to have treadmill test and exercise tolerance test (ETT), in which you have to walk and run on a treadmill and simultaneously your ECG and blood pressure recorded. If chest pain is due to heart, it will be confirmed. Keep taking Statin (ato...  Read Full »
Troponin and ECG tests confirmed silent heart attack. Is hospitalization necessary?
Query: Hello doctor,This query is for my dad who is 75 years old. He has been seeing the same doctor who has recommended the same tests to be done for each follow-up since the past five years. Initially, he saw him once a year, recently it has become quarterly. I have uploaded a copy of the blood test repo...  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to So he did not have any symptoms, and this was detected on routine blood testing, right? His troponin is elevated here (attachment removed to protect patient identity), so it suggests he had a heart attack. So such patients are admitted for observation and administra...  Read Full »


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