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What does "sinus rhythm leftward axis T abnormality in anteroseptal" mean?

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Posted on Fri, 11 Jul 2014
Question: hi, my ecg reports specifies as "SINUS RHYTHM LEFTWARD AXIS T ABNORMALITY IN ANTEROSEPTAL"
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Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
More tests are often needed

Detailed Answer:
Dear friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

ECG is just an investigation – an electrical record. These changes could be the result of left sided problem like blood pressure, reduced blood flow / issues of the nerves of the heart (conduction system), changes in electrolytes, and so on / or at times even a normal variant.

It must be reviewed by the treating doctor. It should not be interpreted in isolation / but correlated with the total clinical picture. Often one needs more tests to arrive at a conclusion…
ECHOcardiogram is necessary to see the heart valves (Mitral Valve Prolapse) / heart muscle (Cardiomyopathy) and heart function (Ejection fraction, wall motion abnormality) / clots...
      TMT – Treadmill exercise ECG; may be with thallium isotope – is necessary to evaluate ischemia (reduced blood flow / Coronary Artery Disease)

The treating doctor alone can suggest further based on his assessment of the situation.

Take care
Good luck
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What does "sinus rhythm leftward axis T abnormality in anteroseptal" mean?

Brief Answer: More tests are often needed Detailed Answer: Dear friend, Welcome to Health Care Magic ECG is just an investigation – an electrical record. These changes could be the result of left sided problem like blood pressure, reduced blood flow / issues of the nerves of the heart (conduction system), changes in electrolytes, and so on / or at times even a normal variant. It must be reviewed by the treating doctor. It should not be interpreted in isolation / but correlated with the total clinical picture. Often one needs more tests to arrive at a conclusion… ECHOcardiogram is necessary to see the heart valves (Mitral Valve Prolapse) / heart muscle (Cardiomyopathy) and heart function (Ejection fraction, wall motion abnormality) / clots... TMT – Treadmill exercise ECG; may be with thallium isotope – is necessary to evaluate ischemia (reduced blood flow / Coronary Artery Disease) The treating doctor alone can suggest further based on his assessment of the situation. Take care Good luck