Explanation Of Electrocardiography (ECG) Lab Results?
What is meant by ST-segment elevation (anterior) large T wave bordlline ECG, on examination of the heart’s electrical record (ECG)
Hello Ari, Thank you for the question.
Electrocardiography (ECG) is one of the investigations used to help doctors find the cause of a complaint related to heart abnormalities. ECG functions to record the electrical activity of the heart. The presence of certain abnormalities in the heart can cause changes in the electrical activity of the heart.
The electrical activity of the heart recorded on the machine will be reflected in the form of lines and waves. Each line and wave segment in the ECG paper represents electrical activity in the heart's chamber at a certain time (when contracting or at rest). The ST segment represents the time between contraction of the chambers of the heart and when the chambers of the heart begin to rest while the T wave represents electrical activity when the chambers of the heart are at rest. An increase / elevation in the ST segment accompanied by changes in the T wave can be caused by the following conditions:
left ventricular hypertrophy
The results of this examination cannot be interpreted on their own and must be linked to patient complaints, physician physical examinations, and other supporting examinations such as blood tests, x-rays, or echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound). Therefore, you should consult with the doctor who conducted this examination and discuss with your doctor about these results. The results of this examination may be a normal finding (for example in the case of early repolarization) if the person being examined has no symptoms, a physician's physical examination is normal, and the results of an increase in ST segment or changes in the T wave are not significant. Please discuss further with your doctor for further examination and treatment.
Hopefully this information helps you.