Electrocardiogram

About "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.

Related Terms: ECG, Echocardiogram, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Anxiety, Chest Pain, Arrhythmias

Recently Answered Questions


Can you interpret these notes on the ECG for me?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I have a resting heart rate in the 70's when sitting but jumps to 120 to 130 when I stand. Doing dishes gets me to 160's. I tend to black out when I stand up for a few seconds. I have fainted five or more times. My doctor performed an electrocardiogram and ...  Read Full »
Dr. Isaac Gana
Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ECG (electrocardiogram) shows that your heart has enlarged and has signs of SVT (supraventricular tachycardia). SVT is caused by a defect in transmitting electrical activity from the top of your heart to the bottom. When your heart beats fast, it does not have eno...  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
Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
 
Kindly give your suggestion based on my blood report.
Query: Hi doctor, I am having mild chest pain over the last three days. I also feel lazy and less energetic for few months. I have done routine checkup. Can you please give suggestion based on the report attached?  Read Full »
Dr. Prashant Valecha
Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Get ECG (electrocardiogram), 2D echo and TMT test (treadmill test) to rule out any cardiac risk. Your homocysteine levels are little high (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which may be the factor responsible for hypercoagulable state. Repeat homocyste...  Read Full »
 
My father had pain below the heart which was on the rib side. What is the cause?
Query: Hi doctor, My father had mild chest pain. The doctor did an angiogram, and they told there is a block in the blood pumping vessel and it is closed. We planned for placing a stent. The next day, the doctor tested again and told the blood vessel is opened and it is normal. So, the stent was not place...  Read Full »
Dr. Prashant Valecha
Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your cardiologist would have done ECG (electrocardiogram), echocardiogram, and TMT (treadmill test). If all these three tests are normal, then the cardiac problem is unlikely to occur. If this pain is not increased during walking or any other physical activity, then it ...  Read Full »
 
Is it possible to detect MVP through ECG and TMT?
Query: Hi doctor, For two years, I have been suffering from MVP (mitral valve prolapse). Then, I have undergone ECG and TMT, but no MVP detected. But, I was advised to take the tablets given for MVP, which includes Metolac-ER 50 and Dothimax 25. Will these tablets cause any side effects?  Read Full »
Dr. Sadaf Mustafa
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mitral valve prolapse cannot be detected on ECG - electrocardiogram or a TMT - treadmill test unless has very advanced and causing severe problems. It can be picked up by an echocardiogram, which is a heart ultrasound. Now coming back to your medications, Dothimax (...  Read Full »
 
How can I manage high cholesterol?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 35-year-old male. My weight is 77 kg and height is 5 feet 6 inches. What is a skipping pulse? Is it blockage in the heart or not? My test reports is as follows, Cholesterol : 247, Triglycerides : 283, Hdl : 43, Ldl : 149, VLDL : 57, Non-Hdl cholesterol : 204, Lipoprotein a : 94, ...  Read Full »
Dr. Ilir Sharka
Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I recommend performing an ambulatory 24-48 hours ECG (electrocardiogram) monitoring to investigate for any cardiac arrhythmia. I would also recommend performing complete blood count and blood electrolytes for any possible imbalance, which could trigger ectopic heartb...  Read Full »
 
Please give a suggestion regarding the minor change seen in my ECG.
Query: Hi doctor, I went for an annual health checkup and found there was a minor change in the ECG. I am 28 years old. My weight is 80 kg and height is 163 cm. My BMI is 30 and waist circumference is 90. My BP 130/90 mmHg. I am also attaching my ECG report to you. I need your suggestion. Thank you.  Read Full »
Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq
Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your age is 28 and you are obese. Your electrocardiogram (ECG) is normal and no need to worry. The minor changes are hyperacute T waves that may be due to increased potassium levels in blood, but no need to worry. There is day-to-day variation in potassium levels dependin...  Read Full »
 
My blood pressure is always high. Please suggest a medicine.
Query: Hi doctor,My blood pressure is always high between 170/110 mmHg and 190/115 mmHg. My complete blood count report showed hemoglobin 18, platelet 150, MCH 26 and others normal. Please suggest medicine.  Read Full »
Dr. Isaac Gana
Cardiologist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You need to do a lipid profile test and an ECG (electrocardiogram). Your blood pressure is too high at 190/115 mmHg. You risk organ damage with this level of blood pressure.I usually prescribe a combination of beta-blockers, diuretics, and statins depending on your lipid...  Read Full »
 
I feel as if my heart is pounding irregularly. Can it be atrial fibrillation?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46 year old female. My blood pressure is low normal. I have never had any heart issues except palpitations when pregnant 10 years ago. They did a cardiac ultrasound at that time, which was normal. Just over a week ago, I started feeling, intermittently during the day, as if my ...  Read Full »
Dr. Rishu
Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your detailed narration and understand your concerns. The ECG (electrocardiogram) recordings are clearly suggestive of atrial fibrillation (AF) and there is no doubt about it. The P-wave is absent and the rhythm is irregular. Both are suggestive of...  Read Full »
 
Why do I have a strange feeling in my heart?
Query: Hello doctor, My oxygen level is 93, my pulse is 95, and my heart feels different like maybe it is skipping beats or something. Should I go to the ER? This has been going on for about four to five days.  Read Full »
Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is better to go to the emergency room and to get an ECG (electrocardiogram) to confirm the diagnosis. Do you have any history of diabetes or hypertension? These risk factors for atrial fibrillation are quite common for people your age. For more information consu...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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