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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Echocardiogram: The echocardiogram is so sensitive it picks up findings like this in over 80% of normal patients studied. These findings are trivial and of no hemodyn ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Right bundle branch: We share similar EKGs and I have no heart poblems. According to a recent article in the European Heart Jounal the prevalence of RBBB that is normal v ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Actually: You and your doctor need to review this together. We may able to define these terms for you - but we do not know the context they are in. This should ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
LookItUp, Use Google: Like all areas of human activity, humans like simplicity, unique to each area, very much including the medical disease system, thus many acronyms. The ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Echo: Without knowing more about you and seeing the actual echo study, a clear answer isn't suggested. You should discuss with your doctor who knows you and ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Normal: This is one indication of normal heart function. Certain kinds of heart failure stop this kind of change in the inferior vena cava (the main vein retu ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Maybe; yes.: Early stages of diastolic dysfunction (heart stiffening) may be attributable to hypertension (high blood pressure) depeding on your medical history. I ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Echocardiogram: "reasonable to good" is that reader's usage and you'd have to ask that reader to be sure what was meant. In my view 50-55% is reasonable to good.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
0.7 posterior wall : Entirely normal! (normal is up to 1.1 cm).
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