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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you
User :   yester day i under went ECG following are the results
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
Kindly proceed
User :   p 102ms pr 188 ms qrs 96 ms qt 384 ms qtc 387 ms qtr 100%
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ok
User :   the report further says P .07mv 30 degrees
User :   qrs 1.29 mv 23 degrees
User :   t 0.45 22 degrees
Doctor :  
ok
User :   normal axis
User :   sinus arrhythimia
Doctor :  
ok
User :   what does it mean
Doctor :   as per readings you have given your ECG is normal
User :   what about sinus arrhythmia
Doctor :   si
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Before this is just ask you few questions
User :   yep
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Provide your age, gender, occupation
User :   38 male civil engg
Doctor :  
ok
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Do you have any symptoms like chest pain, breathing difficulty, giddiness
User :   some times i have this breathing difficulty and giddiness
Doctor :  
ok
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do you have any asthma?
Doctor :  
ok
User :   my physician once told me that i may have
Doctor :  
now let me explain about sinus arrhythmia
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
Sinus arrhythmia: The normal increase in heart rate that occurs during inspiration (when you breathe in). This is a natural response and is more accentuated in children than adults.
Doctor :   Is a naturally occurring variation in heart rate that occurs during a breathing cycle. Heart rate increases during inspiration and decreases during expiration.
User :   does it relate to asthama
Doctor :   it is related

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some times
User :   i was once prescribed a pump for asthama
Doctor :   ok
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it is realted to asthma]
since in asthma your inspiration is decreased and also the expiration due to narrowing of air ways
User :   what is the test i should be doing
Doctor :   actually you need to get a pulmonary function tests

User :   pft what's it
Doctor :  
PFT is pulmonary function test
User :   what is the procedure
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it is simple test where they will check your lung function
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using some thing called spirometry
User :   i ve done a test where i had to blow in a piped meter is it the same thing
Doctor :  
yes
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it is the same this is PFT
User :   the result was more than normal.
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i also have difficulty breathing from one nostril ( Left)
Doctor :   ok

User :   is there any connection between asthama and this problem also
Doctor :  
may be your nasal septum is deviated
User :   nasal drops have been recommended in the past
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did you ever checked with any ENT doctor
User :   yes he told me to have a minor surgery to sort out the problem
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
you have deviated septum of nose which separates between two nostrils
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and it is corrected by surgery
User :   yes that i can see in the mirror myself
Doctor :   yes

User :   do you recommend any further studies related to heart
Doctor :  
as far ECG is normal and the PFT is normal
Doctor :   Is the breathing problem increases after some work,

User :   no
Doctor :  
so it is better you undergo a treadmill test
User :   how much would it cost
Doctor :  
it is an ECG taken while you are doing some exercises
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The cost of treadmill test is around 1500
Doctor :  
it depends on diagnostic centers and the hospitals
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is there any thing else i can help you
User :   an echo would help
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done.


Doctor :   Echo also helps to detect the function of heart
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and it is usually done if your ECG shows any changes
User :   okay thanks i'll fill the form
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   no thanks
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