Advanced search

Mumsnet hasn't checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you have medical concerns, please seek medical attention; if you think your problem could be acute, do so immediately. Even qualified doctors can't diagnose over the internet, so do bear that in mind when seeking or giving advice.

Anyone good at cardiac related terms?

(5 Posts)
hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Sun 17-May-15 22:07:26

What does "Sinus tachycardia with marked sinus arrhythmia with short PR non-specific T wave abnormality" mean? Thanks

FabULouse Sun 17-May-15 23:39:21

Message deleted by MNHQ. Here's a link to our Talk Guidelines.

Lyndie Sun 17-May-15 23:47:10

It sounds like one of those reports automatically generated by the ECG machine and I wouldn't necessarily trust it. Clinicians read ECGs in a completely different way. Has someone competent looked at it? I assume you've gone for one and seen the report but not seen your GP or specialist yet?

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Mon 18-May-15 08:12:10

It was my daughter's after an asthma attack. The paramedic wasn't happy with her increased heart rate (still over 130bpm when it is usually 52-54bpm). DD felt well enough not to go to hospital so didn't go but was given one of her ECG readings, five were taken in total, with the paperwork.

WiIdfire Mon 18-May-15 08:21:43

Ignore anything written on the ECG that was automatically generated by the machine. It is usually rubbish.

If she had had an asthma attack I assume she will have had quite a lot of Salbutamol (Ventolin, blue inhaler) which will make her heart race (the sinus tachycardia bit) and is a temporary effect.

With regards the rest, suggest you make an appointment with your GP to get a human interpretation of the ECG for reassurance. Likelihood is they will say it is normal.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now