Hi I was curious. My last 4 ekgs show mid precordial repolarization disturbance consider feminine pattern confirmed by doctor in my chart  

The other day I was at the hospital for arm surgery and they had me hooked up to a monitor and it kept going off beeping. So after the nurse silenced it a few times, she just turned the sounds off. The monitor looked exactly like those ekgs. The nurse did mention a block  but my pacemaker wasn’t doing anything.

Does anyone know if this is anything to be concerned with? I have my PM for sss and am not 100% paced. 


pacing during surgery

by Tracey_E - 2019-09-04 09:58:47

I'm not sure what happened but they often change the pacer mode for surgery so it doesn't pace the same as it does normally. Also, people outside of the cardiologist/ep's offices often misread our ekg's. Best thing to do is call your ep and ask what happened. 


by LemonPledge - 2019-09-04 10:52:50

My last 4 ekgs were from the cardiologist office. They were all actually at different times because they kept getting the same reading  

They didn’t do anything to my pacemaker prior to surgery as I had a nerve block. 

Im only about 10% paced. 

My t wave is neutral or negative as what I’ve been told. I’ve also been told that it could be a lbbb. 

If it’s a left bundle branch block wouldn’t my pacemaker pace me? I’ve had my pm for a year and still don’t understand everything. 


by ROBO Pop - 2019-09-05 06:16:23

No your pacer wouldn't pace you. LBBB is where the signal to the left ventricle is delayed causing the left and right to beat asynchronous, not miss beats.

Probably nothing to worry about

by crustyg - 2019-09-05 09:07:47

The vector analysis of modern bedside monitor systems that include EKG (and HR, BP, Resp rate, ICP etc.) will often find things that they have been set to warn about.  I have all sorts of odd things from time to time, but the biggest trigger is brady (my LRL is 50) - I suspect like you.

So while we can agree that non-experts in HR rhythm management might easily miss, or misunderstand some of our readings, in this reversed situation the EP experts didn't change anything, you were fine and the non-experts just turned the noisy alarms off.


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