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Anyone good at cardiac related terms?

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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

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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.

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