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Dr. Rick Koch
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Cardiology (Overview)

Cardiology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the heart's function, rhythm disorders, lipid problems, high blood pressure, heart birth defects, etc


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What specialty performs a cardiac echocardiogram?

What specialty performs a cardiac echocardiogram?

Cardiology: Cardiology will perform the majority of echocardiograms. If there is assessments of your vessels (carotid, aorta, veins) This may be done by vascular surgery cardiology, or radiology depending upon the referrer and local resources. In the setting pediatrics, it may be performed by a pediatric cardiologist or someone who specializes in fetal imaging. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Cardiology (Overview)

Cardiology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the heart's function, rhythm disorders, lipid problems, high blood pressure, heart birth defects, etc


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Michigan heart doctors?

Michigan heart doctors?

Many: For what issue and where? In general, you can't go wrong with an academic medical center. ...Read more

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Who performs a fetal echo? Pediatric cardiology or perinatology?

Who performs a fetal echo? Pediatric cardiology or perinatology?

Either can, but: A pediatric cardiologist is specifically skilled in congenital heart disease, and is more likely to catch as much detail as possible. They can also counsel parents in more detail about discovered abnormalities. ...Read more

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Pediatric cardiologist job description needed?

Pediatric cardiologist job description needed?

Job description: Evaluated and treat patients (fetus through adult) with any form of cardiovascular disease. This may mean giving meds to mom carrying a fetus with an irregular heartbeat . Closing a hole in the heart of a 3 year old with a catheter system through the leg vein. Or reducing blood pressure in an obese teen. Training: med school, peds residency, peds cardiology fellowship . Sorry 400 characters! ...Read more

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What specialty performs the cardiac catheterization?

What specialty performs the cardiac catheterization?

The "Other" Guys: Interventional cardiologists are what they call themselves. Those are the guys who deploy stents. Many general cardiologists also do their own "diagnostic" catheterizations to look at, but not fix arteries. ...Read more

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Ecg , cardiac echo, heart enzyme , chest ct, cardiac angio ct, all ok.Still resting heart pulse 53-62.Increase when move.Exclude cardiac issue?

Ecg , cardiac echo, heart enzyme , chest ct, cardiac angio ct, all ok.Still resting heart pulse 53-62.Increase when move.Exclude cardiac issue?

Normal : Low heart rates w/out symptoms can be nl in healthy active individuals. The fact that ur hr increases w/ movement is helpful and points towards normalcy. ...Read more

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What is tga in pediatric cardiology?

What is tga in pediatric cardiology?

Transposition: Transposition of the great arteries a kind of congenital heart disease. Occurs when the pulmonary artery that carries blood from heart to lungs comes from the left side of heart (abnormal) instead of right (normal); and the aorta which carries blood from heart to rest of body comes from the right side of heart (abnormal) instead of the left (normal). ...Read more

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What army bases have pediatric cardiology on staff?

What army bases have pediatric cardiology on staff?

Just ask!: The us military is pretty good at helping families get to places where there family members can be properly taken care of. Just ask! it's unusual for a base to have a pediatric cardiologist, but many have connected local civilian pediatric cardiologists... ...Read more

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Uk pediatric neurology (seizures)?

Uk pediatric neurology (seizures)?

University: Seek out a university specialist. Could be difficult due to their medical system to get an appointment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Cardiac doctor said tricuspid incompetence-please translate!?

Cardiac doctor said tricuspid incompetence-please translate!?

Valve leak: Valve between right atrium and right ventricle is leaking. The more it leaks the higher the excercise intolerance, shortness of breath, liver and leg swelling. Graded as mild-moderate-severe. Many causes. Ask your cardiologist about your particular situation. ...Read more

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Cardiology question regarding pauses on holter monitor scan? Are those pvcs?

Cardiology question regarding pauses on holter monitor scan? Are those pvcs?

Pauses are not beats: Pauses noted on holter rhythm monitoring usually follow an early extra beats, which can be a PVC or a pac. The natural pacemaker or sa node is trained to compensate for early beats by inserting a pause to reset the next beat to normal timing. Pauses themselves are not felt, but the next normal beat can be experienced as a palpitation on the chest. ...Read more

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Diastolic murmur go with aortic regurgitation?

Diastolic murmur go with aortic regurgitation?

Yes: A diastolic decreshendo high pitched murmur heard best leaning forward with the stethoscope over the lower sternum suggest aortic regurgitation, although further evaluation will be necessary. ...Read more

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How does a cardiologist evaluate heart murmurs?

How does a cardiologist evaluate heart murmurs?

Look, listen, feel.: Good cards will look, listen and feel chest, neck and peripheral pulses. They will likely have you perform maneuvers such as squat, hand grip or breath hold. If necessary they may obtain cardiac echo which delineates valves, chambers and function of the heart. ...Read more

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Does an holter montior detect cardiac arrythmias?

Does an holter montior detect cardiac arrythmias?

Holter monitor: Yes, but even better are monitors that you can wear for 2 - 4 weeks as they may pick up arrhythmias that may not show in a 24hr holter. ...Read more

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Tetrology of fallot with pulmonary artery?

Tetrology of fallot with pulmonary artery?

Congenital defect: Tetralogy of fallot is a congenital defect of the heart in which the there is a hole in the ventricular septum ( wall that separate the two ventricles) of the heart, overriding of the septal defect by the aorta and atresia of the pulmonary artery, it causes mixing of arterial blood with venous blood , therefore hypoxemia ( low level of oxygen) to the general circulation, pulmonary HTN may occur. ...Read more

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Ekg left atrial enlargement, nonspecific t wave abnormality, echo done trace mitral regurg, tricuspid regurg. Pericardial effusion global.Is my heart ok?

Ekg left atrial enlargement, nonspecific t wave abnormality, echo done trace mitral regurg, tricuspid regurg. Pericardial effusion global.Is my heart ok?

More info needed: I am assuming echo is showing pericardial effusion and global? Or maybe global hypohypokinesia? Any wall motion abnormalities? Ejection fraction? Do u have any symptoms? At rest or with activities? Any other risk factors? Smoker, overweight, dm, htn, high chol, family history heart attacks, sedentary life etc. Any prior heart attacks? Stress test done. Any recent viral infection? Pericarditis? ...Read more

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Where can I get a cardiology exam?

Where can I get a cardiology exam?

What do : You mean by a cardiology exam? Consult your doctor; they may refer you to a cardiologist. ...Read more

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