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Nonspecific ST abnormality, probably digitalis effect - anyone else encountered this

I was going through some old personal papers recently and came across this ER discharge sheet going back to 2011 when I was officially diagnosed with afib - the sheet included a couple of ECG printouts, a chadsvasc 0 score and the and in a diagnostic section, the words nonspecific ST abnormality probably digitalis effect - I don't recall noticing this before and wondered if anyone else ever had this diagnosis and if so what specifically it means?

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Please ignore computer generated diagnosis like that on an ECG sheet. They are notoriously unreliable. Even more than a few doctors get things wrong and there was an interesting paper written a few years ago by a specialist proving this.


Thanks Bob - I am surprised I hadn't seen this earlier but obviously didn't miss anything