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What does Borderline ECG mean?

Just received my medical records and i noticed the results on an EKG report that stated: I am a 38 yr old female, we do have family history of stroke, and heart disease. I am not over weight, 5'2 105lbs.

Normal Sinus rhythm
Possible Left Atrial enlargement
RSR' or QR pattern in V1 suggests right ventricular conduction delay
Borderline ECG

Anything to worry about?
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Found this doing a search:

Computerized EKG machines attempt to analyze and interpret EKG's. They are often incorrect or over analyze the EKG. This is why a qualified physician reviews and corrects (if necessary) the interpretation.

The computer makes it analysis based upon a textbook perfect and normal EKG pattern. Not many people will have such a textbook perfect and normal EKG. Therefore, any slight difference between your EKG pattern and this "perfect and normal" pattern may cause the computer to say "borderline ECG" - even though your EKG may be just fine and normal for you.

Different people will have slightly different EKGs (almost like finger prints). A tall thin person will have a noticeably different EKG than a short round person. People with large and round chests may have "low QRS voltage" due to their large body size. The more tissue there is for the EKG voltage to have to travel through, the lower the voltage appears on the EKG tracing. A low QRS voltage on an obese person is not unusual, but the computer does not take this into account. If you are a skinny person with a low QRS voltage, this may be something that the doctor has to review.

These two items probably mean absolutely nothing, but you will have to ask your doctor to explain why the interpretation says what is does.

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Thanks for the clarification...

I do have an appt. next week and will inquire about it.
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Vent. rate  69 bpm  PR interval  176 ms  QRS duration 94 ms  QT\Qtc  406\435 ms  P-R-T axed  85 15  25 .   RSR or QR pattern in V1 suggest right Ventricular conduction delay  Abnormal ECG
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My EKG read the same as yours.  We don't have a family history of heart disease, what did you find out?
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