Explanation Of ECG Test Results?
Hello Doctor, I’m Dita (25 years). Last week I tested the ECG, its interpretation: sinus tachycardia otherwise normal ECG. What does that mean? Oh yeah, the pulse is 100 bpm Thank you
Hello, thanks for the question.
ECG or electrocardiography is a diagnostic tool to describe the electrical activity of the heart. This tool consists of 10 leads, 6 leads taped to the left chest and 4 leads taped to each arm and leg. Interpretation of a normal EKG has sinus rhythm, which is rhythm like a normal person's heartbeat, while an abnormal rhythm can be sinus tachycardia, sinus bradycardia, etc. Sinus bradycardia means normal heart rhythm but slow heart rate, which is less than 60x / minute, whereas sinus tachycardia, is normal heart rhythm but the number of fast heartbeats, which is more than 100x / minute. Sinus tachycardia does not always describe an abnormal condition, some changes in body conditions such as heavy physical activity, fatigue, anxiety / panic, etc. can also cause sinus tachycardia. In addition, it can also be caused by an abnormal condition, such as fever, hyperthyroidism, heart failure, and others. We recommend that you consult the results of the examination with the doctor who asked you to do an EKG so that the doctor can match the results of the ECG examination with the patient's clinical condition so that the diagnosis of the disease and its handling can be more precise. We recommend that you continue to do a healthy lifestyle, eat healthy and nutritious foods, meet your fluid needs, avoid stress, cigarettes, and alcohol.
Thus, hopefully it helps.