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Can someone take a look at my EKG reading?

This is from an AliveCor. I know it's nowhere near as good/reliable as a proper 8 lead EKG machine but you can see the waves pretty clearly. I just have no idea what I'm looking at. Is that 'drop' a PVC? I felt a weird sensation when that happened.

http://i.gyazo.com/8d65dbfc2812ac74cf3cf14972fab9da.png

Thanks if anyone helps!
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Enhanced Filter, Mains filter: 50Hz Scale: 25mm/s, 10mm/mV

That's what it says on top of the page for scale, if that helps.

I can send the whole PDF to someone if they want.
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That's not a PVC.  I don't know what it might be.  Personally I think it's just an artifact, movement.  

A PVC has a very bizarre waveform, and it's very large, very wide.  It will also block NSR so there will be irregular spacing between the Q waves, which you do not have.  Interestingly, you have U waves!  (are you googling this yet?).  It might be a U wave depression but I don't know.  I think if it were a U wave depression it would be present on all of them.

Now, am I doc?  no. I generally think I'm smarter than I actually am, so take it with a grain of salt.   You should be talking to people who know what they're doing.
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Oh jeeze, I just looked up "AliveCor".  Never mind.  I have no idea what that thing is reading or if it can even pick up the electrical waves of a heart through your fingers.  For instance, U waves are very difficult to pick up through chest leads, there's no way this thing could read a U wave through your fingers.
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Lol, it's not mine, it's my cousins who has A Fib and it's very effective at detecting that.

Here's another one which was placed directly over my chest:

http://i.gyazo.com/b1064d0ada94a0564e936083647874a2.png
http://i.gyazo.com/007b3cf41e1a33afa05245405be06bc4.png

Obviously this is not reliable but does there look like there's anything to worry about?
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All 3 look normal and the dips likely from movement.  It is possible you felt a pac with the first one but not sure it would show up on this kind of monitor though you should see a pause at least if it was a pvc so doubtful if anything happened it was a pvc but more likely a pac.  Either way one offs of pacs or pvcs are not a danger in a healthy heart.  The graph with this app at least is fairly representative of a heart beat compared to the iphone ones that use the light though I would not rely on this app as a way to evaluate your heart.  If you are concerned see a doctor to get checked out.
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