Explanation Of The Results Of ECG Abnormalities In Electrical Activity In The Atrium?
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An ECG (electrocardiogram) examination is performed to monitor electrical activity in the heart. In this examination, the doctor will attach 10-12 electrodes to the patient's chest, arms, and legs. These electrodes will then be connected to the electrocardiograph machine via wires. Furthermore, the heart's electrical activity will be monitored and printed by the machine, then interpreted by the examining doctor.
Through an EKG examination, patients with complaints such as chest pain, tightness, fatigue, weakness, abnormal heart palpitations, nausea, and many other symptoms that lead to heart problems can be identified as possible causes of the complaint. With this examination also, various diseases, such as heart attacks, coronary heart disease, electrolyte balance disorders, also the effectiveness of pacemakers can be further evaluated.
There are several aspects that need to be assessed from the results of ECG examination, such as rhythm, rate, P wave morphology, PR interval, QRS complex, ST segment, T wave, QT interval, and so on. So, it is not enough to interpret the results of the ECG examination just by looking at the brief information as you mentioned. It needs to be seen firsthand, what exactly is the picture of the ECG examination to be detected whether there is indeed an abnormality, or not.
In general, referring to the information you convey, there may be abnormalities in electrical activity in the atrium (which is indicated by the statement "unusual p axis and possible ectopic atrial rhythm"), as well as tissue death in one part of the heart (which is marked by the statement " lateral infarct "). As for what exactly the explanation related to the results of the ECG examination, as mentioned above, should ideally be consulted directly to the doctor, internal medicine doctor, or cardiologist who examined the patient, yes ..
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