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odd ECG result pattern?

I posted it on expert forum but no answer :( so i try here.
I got issues with tachycardia and hard/heavy beating HR (even when not fast) for about 10 years. went to cardiologist, did some test and prescribe me beta blocker.
I have omron hcg801 ecg handheld and recently i noticed weird different pattern on my ecg result. usually the p wave is higher followed by lower t wave but it's the other way around.
here is 1 of it:
http://i.imgur.com/5OzqDsJ.jpg
I record it when i was lying on bed, got sick. i wonder if the weird/different pattern due to a problem with my heart or if it's a glitch/error. (but i'm not sure cause i tried to check again and the other results came out like the usual except for those some result when i feel issues.)
I ask a cardiologist if it's a problem and he said no. but i've never noticed that pattern before until last year. which is odd. i'm still quite lost and feel i need some inputs.
Hopefully someone who understands ECG kindly care to explain.
I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you for reading.
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I will guess a "glitch"... home testing on something as complex as an EKG is problematic - I believe.

I own a couple stethoscopes and an Oximeter (real-time only, gives oxygen saturation and HR in about 10 second samples) and have used them to good result.  But, when I confirmed low O2 levels with my Oximeter I didn't jump to any conclusions but did discuss with my primary care on my next annual physical.  Or order a over nigh (at home) recording Oximeter test.  It confirmed my results and ultimately lead to me suffering from mild obstructive sleep apnea.   Sorry if this seems to be off topic, I am just trying to suggest not to jump to conclusions about any DIY reading, but do discuss with your doctor at the earliest convince.

A missing P wave (or very low amplitude) indicates the atrium isn't beating and is a key sign of atrial fibrillation.  An unusually high P wave may indicate a PAC, Premature Atrial Contraction...which I believe is usually not important or dangerous.   Of course symptoms do vary from person to person.  My AFib is almost unnoticed my be when I am physically inactive, the BB and CCB (blockers) I take keep my HR near normal values.  I do believe, however, the blocker contribute to my general feeling of fatigue - my old age doesn't help on that issue either.

Good luck, and hope you get some experience base input on DIY EKG.
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thank you so much for answering :D
i did mention that i consulted with a doctor if it's a problem but he said no. but he didn't really explain more about the p, t wave and what got me thinking was. why i've never got that pattern before last year but got that quite often lately. and i forgot to mention i got other higher results during the same moment (when i was sick) 130-140 and 140-150bpm.
i also thinking about the machine. should the more sophisticated one helps better.
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