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can the widowmaker be detected on an echocardiogram

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Images the heart: An echocardiogram uses ultrasound waves to deliver a set of moving images of the heart. It gives us a lot of information about the function (and the ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Several things: The heart muscle, the valves, arteries such as the aorta, the four chambers of the heart, fluid around the heart if present, how hard the heart is con ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Ultrasound: An echocardiorgam is a test used to visualize the heart pump functoin and valves in a non-invasive fashion. Gel is placed on your chest allowing con ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Not sure: What you mean. The ekg has two readings. The computer generated read is immediate and not always correct. Then an over read by a physician is made and ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
11 years experience Interventional Radiology
Coronary CTA or MRA: Cta & mra are the preferred noninvasive imaging modalities in diagnosis of coronary artery disease.The advantage of cta over mra are wider availabilit ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
25 years experience Medical Oncology
No: You need a ekg tracing to detect an abnormal rhythm - if you are having symptoms , please go see a physician immidiately.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Roberto
35 years experience Family Medicine
Echo and Aorta: The best test is a CTA... an echo may be an initial study but not the best and most diagnostic
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
No: An echocardiogram is just a test, an ultrasound of the heart. There are no side effects.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: It's the same equipment that is used to find an aortic aneurysm on ultrasound. If aimed towards aorta it may be able to image the aorta in some locati ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Possibly.: A chest xray can detect lung cancer if the tumor is large enough and visible. A chest ct is a better test at 'looking' inside the lung tissue and d ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
ECG/EKG shows the…: Electrical activity of the heart, heart rate & rhythm, evidence of old or new heart muscle injury, evidence of low/high potassium.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience Cardiology
Aortic aneurysm: An MRI can detect an aortic aneurysm as long as the scan is done on the chest or abdomen. No additional contrast is needed for this, it can be evalua ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not usually: Their are no real post mitral valve repair ECG changes that are related to the surgery. Their are people who have mvr and have an inferior mi pre op ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
No: Echocardiograms & stress tests are used to evaluate your heart's function and possibility of blockage in arteries to heart. However, neither test will ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Since mesothelioma: is basically soft tissue an MRI is probably the best advanced imaging to use although a CT scan WITH CONTRAST is often used by PULMONOLOGISTS (lung e ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
ECG : In some situations the ECG can correlate well with amount of heart damage. Other tests like echocardiography are more sensitive and specific.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
several possibilites: Ultrasound doesn't penetrate air and has difficulty with excessive depth of tissue - thus if you have COPD or are unusually thin or are unusually over ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Echo best: Usually an echo will identify these and is first line. A ct chest might pick it up if contrasted study and timing right. Talk to your dr or a cardiolo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Shen
30 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Great question: He or she may be unable to, unless there is recorded ECG data before death!
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Not really: The EKG might be abnormal as a result of the high blood pressure, but there would be nothing specific to point to coarctation of the aorta on ekg. The ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience Cardiology
Cardiac Cath: Most commonly to see the coronary artery anatomy but also for congenital heart disease valvular heart disease function of the heart muscle.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Sounds fine: Anywhere in the body where one feels a steady pulse is fine to count the heart rate from. Technically speaking, when people count that way, they are c ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Negrey
25 years experience Ophthalmology
See ur cardiologist.: Get both tests.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
21 years experience Radiology
If properly eval'd: Ultrasound of the abdomen is frequently used to screen, evaluate, and track abdominal aortic aneurysms.
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