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EKG Finding

Hi - I'm really concerned about my daughter's EKG finding of a "U" wave. Doc said they want to repeat it a second time to see if it shows again.
Here's some background info: she is a 10 yr old with an eating disorder, she is being treated for anorexia. All her bloodwork done so far was normal.

Can anyone tell me what the U wave would be about in her case? I'm worried sick waiting for the next results. Your input is much appreciated. Thanks!
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The above answer (hypokalemia) is a common cause of prominent U-waves at an ECG, though it can be congenital too. Hypercalcemia can cause the same. The U-wave comes after the T-wave in the QT-interval. It isn't always seen on a rhythm strip.

Hypokalemia (potassium deficiency) is a common problem for those who have eating disorders.

You can read more about hypokalemia:
[http://www.medhelp.org/medical-information/show/679/Hypokalemia]

Good luck!
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