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Sinus Arrhythmia

Sinus arrhythmia indicates irregularity in heart rhythm originating at the sinus node. It occurs as a normal variation in heart rate when your heart rate gets cycled with breathing. In this type, heart rate gets increased when you breathe in and slows down when you breathe out. The symptoms are chest pain, shortness of breath, tachycardia, and bradycardia. It is treated by taking antiarrhythmic drugs and having lifestyle changes.

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I get palpitations after running. Please review my reports.

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. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your ECG (electroencephalography). 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 echocardiography. ...  Read Full »

Why is there a minor change 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 is 130/90 mmHg. I am also attaching my ECG report to you. I need your suggestion. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 dependi...  Read Full »

What does sinus arrhythmia mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I took free ECG on apple watch, can you let me know if they are normal?   Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to Yes, all ECGs (electrocardiography) are fine, without any significant abnormalities. These are primarily used and reliable for rhythm monitoring only, rather than other issues as they are not standardized and do not have all required leads. Technically speaking,...  Read Full »

Is my father’s low heart rate linked to hypothyroidism?

Query: Hello doctor, My father was diagnosed with thyroid gland disorder wherein T3 and T4 levels come as normal in results while TSH is pretty much high. Sometimes, the TSH value rises to 100. He has been on Levothyroxine or Eltroxin 100 mcg for the last 17 to 18 years now. Lately, he was hospitalized for...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Firstly, from the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it appears that he is having bradycardia and sinus arrhythmia, but no tachycardia. So, according to me, electrophysiology (EP) studies may be helpful, but not necessary. It could be due to thyroid...  Read Full »

Please interpret my EKG for heart rate, chest tightness and fatigue.

Query: Hello doctor, Can my EKG be overread, please? My general practitioner read mine and I would feel better if a cardiologist looked at it. I have a lot of fluctuations in heart rate, shortness of breath, chest tightness, fatigue, and dizziness. Labs show a positive D Dimer, elevated SED rate, eleva...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your ECG (electrocardiography) is normal. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I think you are talking about a slight variation in heart rate in this ECG strip. Yes, it is there and it is called sinus arrhythmia. Sinus arrhythmia is a perfectly normal ar...  Read Full »

What caused the four-second arrhythmia when I stood up?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-old male. About a month ago, I passed out after watching a movie first responders came and said I was fine until they asked me to stand up, and that is when a four-second arrhythmia occurred. I was rushed to the emergency room and was told I needed a pacemaker, and the...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. The transient loss of consciousness with loss of postural tone but with spontaneous and complete recovery is called syncope. The most common in the general population is vasovagal syncope. Please answer some questions so that I may rule out the cau...  Read Full »

Can sinus arrhythmia cause slow heartbeat?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an abnormal EKG (my PCP called so), and I would like to understand more what that means. I have a meeting with a cardiologist in a month. I am a pharmacist for twenty-five years, and I can do a little research without freaking out. I want to be an active part of my health. I will at...  Read Full »

Dr. Malay Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are two abnormalities mentioned in your ECG (electrocardiography). I have put abnormalities word in quotations because the mentioned abnormalities can be normal if there is no und...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Please explain the status of my ECG report.

Query: Hello doctor, My ECG report shows 800 normal sinus rhythm, 331 negative PV1, left atrial enlargement, and 500 RSR pattern in V1/V2. What is my status?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The limited details provided in the query suggest that your heart is racing at the normal rhythm that is known medically as sinus rhythm. There is enlargement of the left-sided upper chamber of the heart named atrium that receives blood from the lungs after the lungs...  Read Full »

My ECG shows normal sinus rhythm with arrhythmia. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, Normal sinus rhythm with sinus arrhythmia shows ECG reports. Please advise is it good, or do I need to take any action?  Read Full »

Dr. Malay Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your query has probably three parts. No sinus arrhythmia in an otherwise asymptomatic individual with no major diseases is not of any concern. Less than 30 % of people below 31 years of age have sinus arrhythmia. Do not worry at all with sinus arrhythmia in your case...  Read Full »

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