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    Wondering if people who have done biology/medics/nurses on here could tell me what this ECG shows?
    To me it looks like it's all over the place but this is the first real ECG i've seen so not sure?!
    Also what does the writing mean at the top - abrieviations ' T down arrow then v1 v2 v3 v4 ?!


    It's my brothers - he had an electric shock yesterday and they are keeping him in hospital because of this ecg.
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    woops didnt mean to post anonymous!!!

    here's the pic ...

    I don't get why the 'R' goes downwards instead of up in some places?
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    I doubt anyone on here can tell you? Why are you asking us surely a doctor must have explained it?
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    I doubt anyone on here can tell you? Why are you asking us surely a doctor must have explained it?
    Unfortunately my brother lives far away from me so not sure what doctor has said. and anyway i'm interested in what other people can tell from it - i did ecg's at biology A level so i know there's people on here that will know too.
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    Also what does the writing mean at the top - abrieviations ' T down arrow then v1 v2 v3 v4 ?!
    The abbreviations (I'm not going to do remote mobile photo ECG interpretation! ):

    'Sinus' = sinus rhythm (normal)
    T with a down arrow = T wave inversion
    V1, V2 etc. = the leads in which there is T wave inversion

    T wave inversion can be a normal variant or it can be pathological - the way to decide is to correlate with clinical findings, look at old ECGs (if you have any!) and to repeat the ECG to see if it changes. So sounds like latter option might be what the Drs are going for.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    V1, V2 etc. = the leads in which there is T wave inversion
    By leads - I mean the sections of the ECG trace (look for the labels) which are interpreted as corresponding to parts of the heart.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    The abbreviations (I'm not going to do remote mobile photo ECG interpretation! ):

    'Sinus' = sinus rhythm (normal)
    T with a down arrow = T wave inversion
    V1, V2 etc. = the leads in which there is T wave inversion

    T wave inversion can be a normal variant or it can be pathological - the way to decide is to correlate with clinical findings, look at old ECGs (if you have any!) and to repeat the ECG to see if it changes. So sounds like latter option might be what the Drs are going for.
    Thanks for this!!


    well apparently his right side of the heart is damaged and he's got to have an operation.
 
 
 
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