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Can you detect a heart injury from an accident on ekg?

Can you detect a heart injury from an accident on ekg?

Yes: You can identify there is a problem but would need further testing with cardiologist to know exact issues. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more


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Is it possible for numbness on your skin from a traumatic brain injury to cause an abnormal ecg?

Is it possible for numbness on your skin from a traumatic brain injury to cause an abnormal ecg?

Not directly: Numbness itself won't cause am abnormal eeg. However the damaged area of the brain will. Remember that having a brain injury doesm't mean you don't have other causes of numbness like a nerve compression. Then your eeg would only show changes related to the brain injury. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someone were hit by a car or in a traffic accident, what injury would require an amputation?

Can you tell me if someone were hit by a car or in a traffic accident, what injury would require an amputation?

Damaged blood supply: If the trauma was severe enough to cause damage to blood vessels to the limb, this may require amputation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pass a nuclear imaging stress test and the EKG to show you had a mild heart attack in the past?

Is it possible to pass a nuclear imaging stress test and the EKG to show you had a mild heart attack in the past?

Yes: An old heart attack might not show up on the stress test if it was very small. However, some people have and ECG that looks like and old heart attack, but wasn't. This artifact commonly occurs in women. Talk to your doctor to see which is most likely. ...Read more

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How can an endoscopy gastroscopy cause a heart attack or stroke??? just read it on the internet that endoscopy can cause heart attak/stroke. how?why?

How can an endoscopy gastroscopy cause a heart attack or stroke??? just read it on the internet that endoscopy can cause heart attak/stroke. how?why?

Rare complication: Whenever things are put down the throat (eg. scopes or fingers) which cause reflex gagging then, in hypersensitive people the Vagus nerve can cause strong cardiac stimulation resulting in standstill or severe arrhythmia to be triggered in hypersensitive individuals. Proper anesthesia of the patient usually avoids this from happening but despite this it's still a rare complication that can happen. ...Read more

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Would cardiac fibrosis or heart scarring show up on stress test or only on an echocardiogram?

Would cardiac fibrosis or heart scarring show up on stress test or only on an echocardiogram?

Only echo.: A chemical stress test with nuclear scintigraphy can demonstrate scar but not your typical treadmill/ ekg testing. ...Read more

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Should I be under the care of a trauma surgeon or a cardiologist for my heart contusion from a car accident?

Should I be under the care of a trauma surgeon or a cardiologist for my heart contusion from a car accident?

Both: If you were involved in a car accident and suffered a cardiac contusion, a trauma surgeon is the best trained to rule out any further injury to other organ parts. A cardiologist should be involved to make sure you don't have any cardiac-related that needs further workup or followup. ...Read more

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Is it possible for stress echo cardiogram on treadmill to cause a lower back strain, sprain, or injury?

Is it possible for stress echo cardiogram on treadmill to cause a lower back strain, sprain, or injury?

Back strain: Running on a treadmill is a typical form of cardiac stress testing. If you were unlucky enough to strain your back, perhaps the amount of your walking and exercise didn't adequately prepare you for running on a treadmill. But given the brief duration of actual exercise on the treadmill i suspect you may have been pretty sedentary? ...Read more

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Getting a stress echo done next week. Can thallium (cardiolite) cause a heart attack or is it the actual activity that can cause ha during testing?

Getting a stress echo done next week. Can thallium (cardiolite) cause a heart attack or is it the actual activity that can cause ha during testing?

Stress testing: The circulation of the heart is evaluated by stress testing. Walking on a treadmill or injection of medicine has the effect of stressing the heart muscle. Sometimes additional information is obtained by simultaneously imaging the heart using ultrasound or injecting a nuclear isotope and scanning the heart with a special nuclear camera. The tests are safe and provide very useful information. ...Read more

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Can a car accident cause atrial fibrillation in your heart?

Can a car accident cause atrial fibrillation in your heart?

No: Our best understandings of afib require that the heart muscle have undergone changes over a prolonged period of time to enable afib. While it's possible the stress of an accident could have "set off" an afib attack, if it sticks around, you were likely at risk in the first place. A truly severe wreck can bruise the heart, but the fib would pass as the bruise heals. ...Read more

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Would brain damage caused by a blow to the head show up on an MRI?

Would brain damage caused by a blow to the head show up on an MRI?

Brain injuries & MRI: Some brain injuries show on MRI, like contusion, bleeding, etc. Not all injuries show on an MRI. Concussion may appear as no injury on MRI. ...Read more

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Could a seatbelt cause injury to your chest when your in a car accident?

Could a seatbelt cause injury to your chest when your in a car accident?

Most certainly: Depending on the speed of the crash and from what direction you were hit, the restrictive mechanism of the seatbelt has the potential to cause damage to the chest wall as well as other structures within the chest. A thorough history and physical examination by your primary care provider or an emergency room physician would be warranted if you are having pain or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Can someone die from an enlarged heart on xray?

Can someone die from an enlarged heart on xray?

No...: An enlarged heart alone doesnt predict mortality. It really depends on your age and condition. Best case scenario the x-ray may have been poorly done, worst case scenario its a condition that should be followed up with a cardiologist. Many variables that detemine prognosis is; age, what exactly is causing the enlarged heart, symptoms, how strong the heart is pumping etc. See a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more