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Borderline ECG

Hi all, I just came back with a borderline ECG which makes me worry since the doctor did not explain clearly what it means. The results of the ECG are as follows:
bp 120/80 mmHg
Lungs clear

ECG results:

Vent rate 78 bpm
PR int 164 ms
QRS dur  90ms
QT/QTc in 358/391 ms
P/QRS/T axis 60/211/17
RV5/SV1 amp 0.550/0.795 mV
RV5+SV1 amp 1.345 mV


1100 Sinus Rhythm
5120 Possible right ventricular hypertrophy
9130 borderline ECG

Actually the ECG was done in a hurry manner like in less than 10 minutes time. Frankly I was worry while laying on the bed.should I be worry? I went to see the doctor because I have a light pain on my left chest if I press on it. Last time I got similar symptom for drinking so much coffee. Hope someone could help explain the results to me..

Thanks all and have a nice day
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1100598 tn?1413127426
Did they order any further tests: Lab work, Echocardiogram, Stress test?
"Hypertrophy" means thickening of the heart muscle, usually from high blood pressure, and to be safe, they should be following up on that ECG.
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Not yet, but I am scheduled for an appointment. so may be during that they will ask for the test(s).

Thanks for the answer. How about all the numbers? any clue?
63984 tn?1385437939
I'm betting you counted the 10 minutes including the prep time, and usually an ECG records 8 seconds of heart history.

I can't read the numbers, but do know from both experience and from conversations with doctors that if you get any kind of pain from outside pressure, it almost never is a Cardiac event.  Also, a ECG is particularly valuable to see if a heart attack is in progress or if there is a gross problem with the heart, but not particularly valuable as a diagnostic tool otherwise... but can be valuable as a baseline measurement if you have a cardiac event in the future.
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thanks for the answer. Yup the ECG test was really short. I am going for another one and a stress test may be. Thanks all
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That is the BOT evaluation, final decision is made by cardiologist. I have three ECG's, all had different BOT  evaluations
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If cardiologist suspects hypertrophy he would send patient to echo
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