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I recently had an ECG but this wasn't explained to me.

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I recently had an ECG but this wasn't explained to me. Would tell me, please, what the numbers etc mean .
HR68 bpm. Abnormal ECG "Unconfirmed"
10:54:53. Normal sinus rhythm with occasional premature ectopic complexes
0.382/0.406s. Left axis deviation.
-27deg -32deg 44deg. (The ' degrees' are represented by superscript o)I had an MRI which showed an enlarged blood vessel near my left ear which means I can hear my pulse constantly, so I know it skips a beat and races at intervals. I am not at all worried about this but curious to know what the readings mean. Thankyou for your help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

why was the EKG done?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
First one. Two years ago because of shortness of breath. Recent one about six weeks ago because I had an accident at home, was in pain and it was performed in the ambulance prior to going to hospital. I was allowed home five hours later, nothing broken.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Do you have a copy of the ECG?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I thought I had added this to the first mail. Would you
I,e me to try to copy the full sheet, it might take three or four photos.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

that actually looks pretty normal to me

the computer often reads "abnormal"when it is fine or a normal variant

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just wanted to know the meaning of all the readings. Please.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

premature atrial complexes are when the top chambers of the heart fire a little quickly.

left axis deviation is when the left side of the heart is a little stronger than the right. common in high blood pressure

the other readings are not significant

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thankyou. I know my heart beat is irregular as I can hear it constantly, so hear it miss and speed up. No problem. Just wanted an explanation of the wording as you have now given. Thankyou.