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shiawase posted:
I got issues with tachycardia and hard/heavy beating HR (even when not fast) for about 10 years. went to cardiologist, did some test and prescribe me beta blocker. [br>I have omron hcg801 ecg handheld and recently i noticed weird different pattern on my ecg result. usually the p wave is higher followed by lower t wave but it's the other way around. [br>here is 1 of it: [br>http://i.imgur.com/5OzqDsJ.jpg [br>I record it when i was lying on bed, got sick. i wonder if the weird/different pattern due to a problem with my heart or if it's a glitch/error. (but i'm not sure cause i tried to check again and the other results came out like the usual except for those some result when i feel issues.) [br>I ask the doctor if it's a problem and he said no. but i've never noticed that pattern before until last year. which is odd. i'm still quite lost and feel i need some inputs. [br>Hopefully someone who understands ECG kindly care to explain. [br>I would greatly appreciate it. [br>Thank you for reading.
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James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
Hi! The rhythm strip you share looks like sinus tachycardia at a rate of about 120 beats per minute.
 
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shiawase replied to James Beckerman, MD, FACC's response:
Thank you so much Doctor for answering i very much appreciate the time you took
Unfortunately i forgot to mention i got other higher results during the same moment (when i was sick) 130-140 and 140-150bpm. And what got me thinking was. Why i've never got that pattern before last year but got that quite often lately. And from what i know the T wave represent ventricular repolarization and P wave represent atrial repolarization. So i wonder if there's an issue. Since it looks like the p wave is missing and t wave was high.
Though of course i also hope it's not worrisome.

I really hope i will get response but whichever will it be, i feel i should still make an effort and try to post.
Best regards.
 
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James Beckerman, MD, FACC replied to shiawase's response:
Hi there - it might make sense for your cardiologist to review these strips. It is true that people may experience faster heart rates when they are sick, but your doctor can better determine whether there is anything more concerning going on. Take care.
 
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shiawase replied to James Beckerman, MD, FACC's response:
Thanks a lot for the reply
yes i do have heart problems for years that's why i'm being careful for issues. i think will consult it with a doctor later as you advised.


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