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Question: Why is the T wave going up?

 koka - Sat Jul 10, 2004 10:47 am

T wave is showing the repolarization of the ventricles right? So it should be opposite to the QRS wave. So why they are both going up?
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Thu Jul 15, 2004 6:16 pm

User avatar Dear Koka,

Depolarization and repolarization occur in the same direction and hence their axis is the same and if the qrs is predominantly positive then the t-wave would be positive and if the qrs is negative the t-wave would be negative as well. This of course is on the condition that there are no abnormalities.

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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