EKG Results - normal except for right axis deviation

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agriffme
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   Posted 3/13/2017 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi! I am a 20 year old healthy (as far as I know) female in college. I have been suffering from health/death anxiety for a few months now. I am seeking treatment for that. However, a few weeks ago, I went into the university clinic because I could not seem to get my heart to slow down no matter what I did. It wasn't actually beating that hard (probably 90 BPM) but my resting rate is usually 65-75 BPM, so naturally, I was incredibly freaked out about it. I had an EKG that showed a right axis deviation (max is 90 degrees, mine was 106 degrees) but the doctor seemed to be fairly unconcerned. He was more worried about treating anxiety. The nurse said a few of the nodes peeled away from my skin a little during the test and it seemed like that could've been that cause as well. I am concerned because my results say "borderline ECG." Is this anything I should be worried about? I have a lot of anxiety surrounding my heart health. It normally is on its best behavior when my anxiety is not focused on it, but when it is, it is constantly racing and I feel like I could keel over at any moment. I'd feel a lot better if I understood my EKG results a little bit better. Anyone have any experience with this?


Test Reason : R07.9
Blood Pressure : **/** mmHG
Vent. Rate : 090 BPM Atrial Rate : 090 BPM
P-R Int : 126 ms QRS Dur : 092 ms
QT Int : 362 ms P-R-T Axes : 069 106 033 degrees
QTc Int : 442 ms
Normal sinus rhythm
Rightward axis
Right atrial enlargement
Borderline ECG
Referred By: SELF-REFER PHYS Confirmed By:Fred Morady MD

SharonZ
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   Posted 3/14/2017 6:53 AM (GMT -6)   
The best thing for you would be to try and get your anxiety under control as it can mimic heart issues. It can also cause/make your symptoms seem worse. My understanding is that a normal heart rate is between 60-100 bpm, so you were well within the normal range. Your cardio doctor has given you no reason to believe that you are having any cardiac issues. Borderline ECG can be caused by anxiety during the test, or as the nurse said the electrodes may not have adhered well.
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