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97 Possible Causes for Flattened T Wave, Irregular Heart Rhythm

  • Hypokalemia

    This is most common in people who take digitalis medications (digoxin) or have irregular heart rhythm conditions such as: fibrillation, atrial or ventricular tachycardia ([healthline.com] […] than the T wave. flattening of the T wave.[healio.com] ECG or a heart tracing is done to detect electrical changes in the heart and certain types of irregular heart rhythms that may be caused by low potassium.[emedicinehealth.com]

  • Digitalis Toxicity

    How well a person does depends on the severity of the toxicity and if it has caused an irregular heart rhythm.[medlineplus.gov] Electrocardiographic signs of digitalis toxicity include first-degree atrioventricular (A-V) block with depressed S-T segments, shortened Q-T intervals, and flattened T waves[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Acute Pericarditis

    Stages 2, 3, and 4 ECG findings consist of ST-segment normalization and T wave flattening, T wave inversion, and normalization of T waves, respectively.[cfp.ca] flatten; stage 3: symmetric T wave inversion throughout ECG; and stage 4: ECG normalization 2 .[jetem.org] (1 to 3 weeks) Stage 3 – flattened T waves become inverted (3 to several weeks) Stage 4 – ECG returns to normal (several weeks onwards) NB.[lifeinthefastlane.com]

  • Digitalis

    It’s especially useful in people with irregular heart rhythms, notably atrial fibrillation with a rapid heart rate. What are the expected benefits?[heartfailurematters.org] Irregular heart rhythms (atrial fibrillation) . Taking foxglove by mouth may improve irregular heart rhythms such as atrial fibrillation or flutter.[emedicinehealth.com] How well a person does depends on the severity of the toxicity and if it has caused an irregular heart rhythm.[medlineplus.gov]

  • Mitral Valve Prolapse

    In addition, some patients with mitral valve prolapse will have irregular heart rhythms that cause palpitations, or in worse cases, may even cause fainting or passing out.[wexnermedical.osu.edu] Irregular heart rhythms most commonly occur in the upper chambers of the heart. They may be bothersome, but aren't usually life-threatening.[mayoclinic.com] rhythms.[wexnermedical.osu.edu]

  • Digoxin

    It may also be prescribed if you have atrial fibrillation (a common irregular heart rhythm).[webmd.com] , inverted, or biphasic T waves .[lifeinthefastlane.com] . - Flattened, negative or biphasic T waves. - QT interval shortening. - U wave amplitude may increase.[metealpaslan.com]

  • Quinidine

    heart rhythms. — Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News , "Overwrought Marketing?[merriam-webster.com] T waves (without dysrhythmia), have occurred frequently and hypotension and ventricular tachycardia have occurred occasionally in patients receiving IV quinidine gluconate[drugs.com] heart rhythms. — Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News, "Overwrought Marketing?[merriam-webster.com]

  • Hypomagnesemia

    You may also notice "jerky" movements, high blood pressure, and irregular heart rhythms with severely low blood magnesium levels.[chemocare.com] t-waves, C hvostek’s sign (positive which goes along with hypocalcemia) H ypertension, h yperreflexia I nvoluntary movements N ausea G I issues (decreased bowel sounds and[registerednursern.com] Those with very low levels of magnesium may have muscle weakness, reduced reflex, tremors, hypertension, and irregular heart rhythms.[symptoma.com]

  • Electrolyte Imbalance

    heart rhythms.[livestrong.com] Clinical signs of hyperkalaemia include muscle weakness, hypotension , bradycardia and loss of cardiac output, and ECG changes may include peaked T waves and flattened P waves[ausmed.com] Electrolytes are needed to keep the body's balance of fluids at the proper level and to maintain normal functions, such as heart rhythm, muscle contraction, and brain function[myhealth.alberta.ca]

  • Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis

    Andersen-Tawil syndrome or ATS: People with this type have inconsistent potassium shifts during attacks of paralysis, and may have symptoms of irregular heart rhythms including[medicinenet.com] Some electrocardiographic (ECG) findings associated with hypokalemia include flattened or inverted T waves, a U wave and ST depression.[flipper.diff.org]

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