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EKG

Hi, I am 55 y/o I had an EKG done today, the readings were Rate 74, PR162, Qt?qtc 380/404, QRSD 84, P Axis 46, QRS Axis -2, TAxis -1. Left Atral enlargement and borderline, what does all of this mean?
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You should ask this in the "ask the doctor" forum. I've promised myself and people here to not try to act like a doctor (when I'm not) and interpret EKGs, as I don't have the proper knowledge and it can be dangerous.

However, I can explain the terminology and what is "within normal limits" values.

Rate 74 = your heart rate.
PR time = Time from heart beat starts in upper chambers, to it reaches the main chambers. Normal value: 120-220 ms.
QT= Time the main chambers use to beat and repolarize. Normal values 330-450 msec (females). Changes with heart rate and QTc is what it's estimated to be at rate 60.
QRSD = Conduction time through the main chambers (the "spike" on EKG). Normal values <120 msec.
P Axis: The direction most of the electrical signals in upper chambers follows. Straight to the left is 0 degrees. -30 to +120 degrees is normal.
QRS axis: The same, concerning main chambes. -30 to +120 degrees is normal.
T axis: The same, concerning repolarization. Should not differ more than 45 degrees from QRS axis.
Left atrial enlargement: Should be interpreted by your doctor. Could be a measuring error, you should ask your doctor about this.
Borderline EKG = automatic interpretation. Probably marked "borderline" due to the last piece of information.

I cannot say if your EKG is normal or not. You'll have to ask a doctor, preferrably the one who did the test.
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I, for one, thank you for this explanation.  
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