Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

126 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

ECG shows Left Axix Deviation. What does it mean ?

X,ray was taken for Left Axix Deviation. The report says Quote Bilateral prominant vascular markings with peribronchial cuffings. Calcified foci in both lung fields. No active lesion is seen. Domes of diaphragm show normal shape position Pleural spaces are clear. Cardac size appeared normal. HISTORY : I had pleural effusion way back in 1993. I was treated with variety of medicines including one Strptomycin injection per day. for 60 days.ECG was taken as Lipid Profile test of blood showed LDL as 231 .No diabetis. Blood Pressure 140/90. I am Male..64 yrs old. I do not drink,no smoker..and strictly vegetarian, Do cycling for 18 kms every day.
Fri, 11 Dec 2009
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Lab Tests
Medical Topics
  User's Response
's  Response
Left axis deviation in ECG means there is more electrical activity in left ventricle due to left ventricular muscle hypertrophy the causes of which are many . In your case there are no serious reasons for this to happen except that you have mild hypertension . I suggest an antihypertensive and statins to reduce LDL levels. Keep up the physical activity , you are doing great .
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

MY ECG showed that I have normal sinus rhythm, left axis deviation, non-specific t wave abnormality. QRS: 98 ms QT/QTcBaz 400/432 ms PR: 144 ms P: 108 ms RR/PP: 854/857 ms P/QRS/T: 10/-35/100 What does this mean? I was diagnosed with hypertension 7 years ago and take Losartan 100mg and Carvedilol 6.35mg twice a day.

doctor1 MD

Dear Doctor, my wife s(60 yrs, 51 kgs and no 120/70); ECG is showing Borderline Abnormal.800 normal sinus rhythm,701 poor R progression, 500rSR pattern in V1/ V2, 611 T Abnormality ( Flat T), 141 long QTc, 213Mild Left Axis Deviation. Please let me know the meaning and course of action to be undertaken. Regards Rangarao

doctor1 MD

sir, my ecg report shows rate 98, PR132, QRSD 83, QT 336, QTC 429 AXIX P-59, QRS 94. T37 SINUS RHYTHM .......NORMAL PAZIS , V- RATE 950-99) BORDERLINE RIGHT AXIS DEVIATION ......... QRS AXIS (90,110) ST ELEVATION, CONSIDER ANERIOR INJURY......... ST 0.15MV, V1-V5 ABNORMAL ECG PLEASE GUIDE ME ?

Recent questions on  Pleural cavity

doctor1 MD

I have a paralysis of long thoracic nerve (right arm) 25 years, winged scapula etc. Take 3600mg Neurontin daily. Had pneumonia in February, still not breathing well, sats of 92. Pleural thickening raised diaphragm, painful, tired, short of breath, partially collapsed lung. Have been told, all will sort itself, or my body will just adjust & get used as it has my thoracic nerve dying. Doc mentioned something beginning with Ac----- something, lungs are tight, I want to breathe in, but a nerve, maybe connected to the thoracic nerve is preventing me from filling my lungs. So much to take in, I am 45, I spent 6 years welding in shipyards, breathing lead fumes, zinc fumes, iron filings & have worked with asbestos. No blockage inside lung, been told, there is something stopping me breathing in. Any ideas what could be up with me?

doctor1 MD

Myself Dr.Geeta (anaesthesiologist) suffering from SLE since Dec12. Presentation was bilateral pleural effusion.Recurrent bilateral tapping(10 times)(1500 ml each)done. Already taken Endoxan Inj. 6 cycle,Inj methotraxate &tab Wysolone since dec12. Bilat. Hip AVN detected in Dec13.Wysolon stop.Still recurrent bil. Pleural effusion continue. Bilt. Pleurodesis done in Dec13 & Jan14.Core decompression with Paxton graft done Bilat. In Feb14.Methotraxate stop in April14 due to pancytopenia. My xray chest clear now&ANA titre negative now. Only HCQS 200mg continue. Should I stop HCQS now or continue.?

doctor1 MD

Hi...My relative had intense coughing and sputum in his blood 6 months back.He got admitted....got x rays blood reports Pleural Effusion test CT Scan,Pet Scan, , and finally needle biopsy left lung......in that order. Only test positive was pleural effusion for TB,rest all were negative. For Biopsies, got slides analyzed from 3 places.....no cancer etc. So doctor advised to continue with TB treatment.All the while in last 6 months arrhythmia was there....not severe...but was there. Since last couple of weeks hs is experiencing vertigo(guess due to arrhythmia). Anyways TB follow up was due, so got all the blood/urine reports. All normal. Got Chest Ct Scan which did not show any improvment in white spot on the lung. Almost Same size etc.No growth in spot size though.

So Question is? What is causing arrhythmia ? Biopsy was done very close to heart.Also the CT scan shows no improvement yet? Major concern is Arrhythmia which is affecting mental state of patient?

doctor1 MD

6/12: diagnoses - hospitalized with chronic severe gastroenteritis, asymptomatic for bilateral pleural effusions. Rt lung drained approx 425cc; transudate. 7/12: diagnoses - gall bladder attack; multiple DVTs & simultaneously multiple bilateral pleural emboli. Tested positive for primary onset of APS: antiphospholipid syndrome. Began anticoagulant therapy. 8/12: diagnosis - removal of gall bladder 11/12: diagnosis - non alcoholic fatty liver disease, liver infection & extremely high liver enzymes. NOS all B vitamin anemia & NOS iron anemia. 3/13: diagnosis - shortness of breath, rt pleural effusion, approx 400cc drained; transudate. 9/13: diagnosis - difficulty breathing, rt pleural effusion, approx 450cc drained; transudate. 12/13: diagnosis - shortness of breath, rt pleural effusion; wait to see. 1/14: diagnosis - symptomatic chest pain, diff breathing, rt pleural effusion; VATS thoracentisis & pleural biopsies. Pathology final diagnosis: chronic pleuritis with fibrosis. NO MALIGNANCY. O2 since 12/10. 12/13 Renexa 500 mgs/2x day & breathing treatments PRN. 11/12 Famotidine for acid reduction. Immunosuppressants do not work. Any suggestions?

doctor1 MD

I fell on my left side, on my left breast. I'm male age 60 good health. It knock the breath out for about 30 seconds. I'm having trouble laying on that side to sleep. I have hard time doing any lifting with my left side. Soreness when I sneeze. No...

doctor1 MD

I have had shortness of breath and on Friday Dec 2 my lung doctor did a thoracentesis and drained out about 2500 cc of fluid from my pleural cavity . The color looked like urine. Over the weekend I think my body refilled the pleural cavity because...

doctor1 MD

My 18 year old son recently had an ultrasound due to upper right quadrant pain. His results say: Liver: Diffusely hyperechoic with course echotexture and difficult to penetrate consistent with hepatic steatosis . Cannot exclude developing...