What Is Borderline Ecg?


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An ECG is an abbreviation for electrocardiogram and it is used to record the electrical activity of your heart. A borderline ECG reading is where there is some minor irregularity but nothing serious to be concerned about.

An ECG is used by placing sticky patches on your skin which pick up the electrical impulses and signals. Its main function is to pick up any irregularities with your heart and anything that they should be worried about or anything that they feel will need medical attention or care.

Things that can be picked up by an ECG;

  • Irregular heartbeat.
  • Palpitations in your heart.
  • Occasional heart murmurs.
  • Heart missing beats.
  • Heart speeding up or slowing for no apparent reason.
An ECG can be performed for a few minutes, a few hours or even as you go about your day to day business. Some doctors like to have the ECG attached to you underneath your clothes and the recorder kept in your pocket for 24 hours. This way they will be able to see if there are any abnormal changes throughout the day. This helps when looking for heart murmurs and irregularities that may be present all the time.

Sometimes an ECG is performed whilst the patient is doing exercise. This is usually on a treadmill or stationary bike in the hospital or doctors surgery. This helps to see if there are any changes when performing exercise.

If your ECG has come back with the results being borderline, this means that there is some irregularity but there is nothing that you should be concerned about and if the doctors are not worried then you should not be worried. You should, however, ask your doctor what your borderline ECG has shown if you are concerned. They will tell you, you just have to explain that it is something you would like to be in the know about.
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If your reading just the top section without looking at all the leads and really taking look at each individual lead and or measurements than the words borderline you see printed at the top could mean number of things even the ecg tech placed a lead wrong.
Wait for the dr or cardiologist to really study and look at the ekg for you you get upset about the words borderline ekg at the top
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