Answers in 'Thoracic surgery'
100% healthy, no hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, or diabetes, ideal weight, very active, 59 y.o. woman, 2 days later, heart attack, related?
23 yo female. Diagnosed with 4.7 mm non-calcified lung nodule. Faint wheezing in same lung, post nasal drip for months. Could this be cancer?
20 months fatigue. LDCT negative in Aug 16. Ongoing sympts PET::Ct neg in Nov16. Still fatigued & muscle loss, scan further for lung cancer? Thanks
31m Any docs tell me I should do next. bronchoscope :: endo :: colon :: Ct. scan chest :: abdom MRI head. Blood test CBC :: Lyme :: Antibidy :: hiv :: serum :: 5hiaa :: echo :: holter! Psyc says I'm fine. heart beat pace::Rest feels weak chest fullness cancer?
31 m heavy breathing :: shortness breath feels full at rest. Gets worse daily. Breathing patterns becoming different Got echo holter nuclear stress test :: bronchoscopy pft and chest Ct scan normal. Pft showed positive mehtanine airway D? Cancer?heart
31 m - Is a bronchoscopy :: chest Ct scan with contrast and Vq scan good enough to rule out lung cancer or lung problems ?
3 years of non specific symptoms then diagnosis of small cell lung cancer. What is likelihood of 3 year of symptoms relating to sclc? Thank you.
4 months after Mitral Valve repair ejection fraction of 45 - 50% is this considered below normal or expected after this kind of
81 yr-old woman with 1 year of frequent spells of hot, prickly, tingling all over skin; hands cold, chest tightness, and exhaustion after spells.....?
And if shows up a a nuclear pet scan and there is no blockage after a cardio cat. What could be done to prevent problems(heart attack, or worse?
After succesful Mitral Prolapse repair how common is it to find mitral stenosis in these type of patients with Annoloplasty ring over a certain time?
After successful Mitral Prolapse repair some years on
what are Specific findings in median Valvular readings in mmHg results in Mitral Stenosis?
Anyone know what test I should undergo - spitting up blood in AM. 9months. I had CT scan, bronchoscopy, seen ENT (varicose vein in throat) Whats next?
Age 68, live in Worland, mri wo::W contrast shows intrarenal aaa of 3.4, not there 3 years ago. should i be concerned?
Ascending aorta diameter 2.8cm? is that normal for 18 year old? female
Any radiologist know why PET scans are not approved by medicare for evaluation of SCLC but is for NSCLC. Does it mean they don't visualize sclc well?
Been having panic attacks almost daily now for a week. last from a few mins to 10. Feels like I am having a heart attack. See a doctor or wait a longe?
Badly sprained foot 3 days ago. have to fly 5.5 hours tomorrow. Afraid of DVT. Should I fly?
Betablockers or not after mitral valve repair?
Reduces fast heart rate but does taking them make any real
Difference to stress on your heart longterm?
Chest cts 2yrs apart, 2 bilat lung nodules (5-6mm) & several bilat and medias L-nodes most under 1cm, cts are same 2yrs apart, watch? Biopsy?
Cardiac calcium score showed LCX 18, mass 3 and volume 21. Does this require further treatment?
Can an MRI scan "without contrast material" detect accurately an aortic aneurism?If it cannot, why?What are the side effects&harm caused by this MRI?
Could edema in the left ankle only be due to a malfunction of a TAVR done last June?:: No history of heart failure before.
Can breathing mold cause lung nodules? I have multiple small nodules <9mm.
Could my water retention for last two years be due to an undetected small cell lung cancer. Sodium has also been low over this time but pet::Ct clear.
CT scan done and it showed that I have lingular pleural parenchymal scarring? What does this mean and how it happens? Is Pulmonary embolism a cause?
DVT risk? Got kneed hard in the quad 2 days ago. Injured leg is barely functional. There is ZERO discoloration however, making me think it's deep.
Does a negative pet::Ct exclude lung cancer as a cause of my non specific symptoms including fatigue, muscle loss and night sweats. Thank you.
Does negative PET::Ct rule out lung cancer for ongoing fatigue of 2 years & low sodium.Chest CT clear Feb 2016. Also lost muscle, now concerned. Thanks?
Does the sternum fuse together after open heart surgery and how long does it take ?
Few yrs after mitral repair 88-96 Bpm active at rest 72Bpm
On Bisoprolol 2.5mg 60Bpm If off Betablocker heart faster
Does it really matter to repair?
For a project, I have to explain how coronary artery disease can affect the respiratory and digestive systems, how is it that it affects them?
Granmother died of MI in 1980's in her late 50's early 60's. If she had an aortic dissection would MI still be stated as cause or would it be specific?
Hello, Right tuberculous pleural effusion has been diagnosed and having cough with sputum. Is it contagious?
How commom is the widow maker heart attack?
How accurate is 2D Echocardiogram likelyhood of NonSustained VT in" Normal structure heart" Mitral Valve Repair few yrs on With excellent Echo result?
How much pain is involved with stage 3 lung cancer?
I had an angiogram done. result is one artery between 30 &40% blocked, I'm 46. my question is for the average 46 yr old, how much % should be blocked?
I have a small pneumothorax from a cracked rib from hockey on Mar 17.. the lung is almost back to normal... can I fly to Denver on April 4th?
Is DVT caused by the leg injury itself or the immobilization following the leg injury?
I was diagnosed with dvt and pulmonary embolism about a month ago does that mean I have a blood disorder?
I was diagnosed with multiple pulmonary nodules and I have been coughing up dark brown sputum and hard pellets. Should I go to the ER?
Is there any anomalies if the CT coronary report shows :both coronary arteries arise at the level of sinotubular junction?
I awoke with a throbbing pain in my upper inner left thigh. Possible dvt? Should I wait until morning to get it checked out? No redness or edema noted
I'm being treated for lung cancer with nivolumab. Which can cause severe itching. Can I take 50 mg of benedryl for it instead of just 25 mg. ?
I am on Xarelto due to a pulmonary embolism 3mos ago, and my periods are extraordinarily heavy. I havent gotten to see a GYN yet. Would an IUD be an option to control this? If not, what are my options? I am 23 and still want to have kids some day.
I have gastroparesis, am I able to have gastric bypass surgery?
I'm a 68 year old man, with healthy lifestyle. I have suffered a brain aneurysm in 2006. I need to know what kind of treatments can I take for my cancer. Prostate acinar Adenocarcinoma Gleason 4+3 Score 7 (Grade group 3).?
In past 3years I have had 3 CT scans and 1 pet::Ct scan all negative. Do I need more scans to rule out lung cancer? Still have fatigue and muscle loss
Is lisinopril safe to take if I've had gastric bypass surgery? If not, what other blood pressure medicine would you recommend?
If a feeling of arm heaviness were caused by a heart attack, would it occur in both arms, or just the left?
Is it true that small cell lung cancer is considered a sleeper cell where it only presents itself aggressively in the final stages? Making sense of dx
I think I may have broken a rib. How do you treat a broken rib ?
I have a blood clot in my right atrium attached to the catheter on my chemo port.Have had multiple TEEs. Is MRI a better way to tell what it really is?
I cant move left arm & upper chest normally since thoracotomy caused scar tissue. What to do?
Is it customary to be seen by Cardiologist every 2 yrs
For ECHO test for life after mitral valve repair
Or would discharge happen at some point?
I have red rashes on my inner elbows that are not itchy. Could this be related to arterial and neurogenic TOS?
I am starting on Coumadin for a dvt in leg. I was wondering how Coumadin impacts menstration?
If the echo &ECG doesnt show pulmonary edema or pleural effusion or pleurisy, then how to diagnose them in early stages?
I have an irregular 5mm pulmonary nodule in right lung apex and a subpleural 4mm nodule there as well. what does this mean?
I saw on the Dr's show and other places that if you have a line on your earlobe you are at higher risk of heart attack, is there any truth to that?Ty
I have pain type feeling in jaw lower right hand side. I doubt it's a heart attack but what else can cause it?
In 65 y::O female with asthma and previous cardiac arrest W::Rosc during Pulm. Embolectomy W:: CPB. Which is safest method for pericardial window?
IS a low fibrinogen level (153) one month after heart surgery concerning? It was 250 prior to the procedure. D-Dimer is negative. PT::Ptt::Inr-normal
My pet scan was highly suspicious for malignancy in rt lung.Now onto Bronchoscope so didn't pet confirm cancer?This cancer isn't curable!
My 22 year old son as pigeon chest. Lately the ribs on the top seem to dislocate a d are causing him pain. I can not find any info on this type of thi?
My mom is a smoker. She has had a non productive cough for about a year now. Today was complaining about upper back pain. Can it be her lung? Cancer?
My husband has a knot between his rib cage and it is hurting him, he says it feels like he's having a heart attack, what is this?
My dad 53 years had angioplasty in 3 arteries last year after heart attack, is there probability of heart attack recurrence?
My dad had quad-heart bypass surgery, is it common to experience irregular heart beat a few days after surgery? is this bad? what % of ppl get this?
Mortality rate for triple bypass surgery?
Mitral valve repair Follow up In UK is not for long term .Disharged from NHS highly experienced cardiologist4Yrs after OP. Is private follow-up option
Major determinant of prognosis in patients with NSVT is the presence or absence underlying structural heart disease but what about Mitral Valve Repair?
Migraine by r.eye n behind eye. lingers constant. bend over feel pressure neurologist wants mra dx aneurysm r::O.Does pressure aspect indicate sinus?
Mother is 65, had pericardiocentesis 500ML. F::U showed some fluid. Dr says perm drain by subxiphoid method. Danger? Risks? How? is proced.life threat
Obliterated costophrenic angle,pleural effusion,normal blood picture&WBCs count,normal liver & kidney function tests,normal CA 19-9,cause of effusion?
OB::Gyns: What options do I have to control extremely heavy periods while on Xarelto? Had a pulmonary embolism while on OCPs. I use extra heavy overnight maxi pads & change them every few hours but still bleed through them I'm 24 & want to have kids.
Oncologists: Does medical research identify a history of spontaneous pneumothorax as a risk factor for developing lung cancer later in one's life?
Positive methanine challenge indicating reactive airway disease for pft what's that mean? Lump feeling throat for months heavyness taking breaths. Would lung doc bronchoscopy and ent doc normal rule out something throat caused by cancer ? Weak pulse
So if drs immediately treated me with steroids for pericardial effusion, making pericarditis chronic .. How do I get off the steroids after 6 yrs?
Someone I know in his 40s died suddenly & unexpectedly of a heart attack. I'm scared. Are these incidences really rare in healthy people?
Since aneurysm clipping surgery 18 mo ago, I've been in a hibernative state w excessive sleep (12 hrs) and extremely depressed metabolic rate. HELP!!
Small short axis mediastinal nodes show on CT I had NHL 5 yrs ago and I am so scared what does this mean. Doc. said scan in 12mths. also 2 4mm lung nodules. Breast Cancer 15yrs ago. I am nuts. He wanted to wait 12 mths. I said NOOOOOOOOOO
Strange question what would cause a buzzing sensation in the chest::Breast area?
Suvival rate for 47 Yr F with hx of STEMI in LAD, 6 stents, SSS, pacemaker (20% dependent), aortic valve replacement, non-semi, and occluded by pass?
Small fresh blood in saliva in morning. CT scan and bronchoscopy - no findings. 6 months on and still happening. Could it be esophagus? ENT found vein
So for about a week have been feeling like im having heart attack with all same symptoms as one more sudden then gradual though. I do smoke cigarettes and it makes it worse. I do have panic attacks but nothing like this. What should i do?
To detect an aorta aneurism,can an ultrasound be enough?If not,can an MRI "without contrast material" be accurate enough to detect an aorta aneurism?
What would cause a pulsating feeling above my left knee? Is this a risk for DVT?
Will humping the bed with your chest Cause heart attack or heart problems??.Its a masturbation Technique were you hump the bed with you body.
Was on OCPs, and I had a pulmonary embolism 3mos ago. Now I can't take the pill & am on Xarelto, my periods are unmanageably heavy, and I havent gotten to see a GYN yet. Would an IUD be an option to control this? If not, what are my options?
What is the definition or description of: Popliteal aneurysm?
What is the definition or description of: Aneurysm?
What is the definition or description of: Femoral artery aneurysm?
What does mild residule thymic tissue withn the anterior mediastinum on CT w::O contrast mean?
Went to doc for palp, bp 128::84 hr70. EKG showed heart attack but doc said it was athletic heart. I workout a lot. Have echo. Why would it show that?
What is the definition or description of: Small lung nodules?
What is the definition or description of: Indented sternum?
What does "pulmonary embolectomy with cardiac arrest and ROSC", mean? They did use CPB during procedure
Yearly 2D Echo was taken while Tachycardia 129Bpm Mean transvalvular gradient is now 8mmHg (4mmHg 4 yrs ago after Mitral repair) Should repeat Echo?