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what does an ekg test tell you about your heart

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lowry
Specializes in Pediatrics
Need more info: While ecgs and an echo can diagnose most serious heart conditions, they don't catch them all. But for an otherwise healthy 22 year old with 10 normal ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Stop worrying.: A tach very rarely kills anyone. When it occurs it tends to occur the same way over and over again. It does not get worse suddenly. Sudden death can ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
Family history: To start with you need a detailed history and physical, blood work ( Lipids, Lpa, CRPhs) ECG and treadmill stress test.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Arrhythmias: Further evaluation would depend on the problem and the degree of symptom aggravation you are experiencing. A discussion with your doctor about it is t ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The size and: Function of the different chambers. How the valves are working and if there is fluid surrounding the heart.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajiva Goyal
33 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Trust the doctor : An automated ECG may overhead / over diagnose abnormalities. I would trust your doctor's reading. Good luck!.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience Family Medicine
Inflammation. : Its a level of inflammation in your body. It means your at increase risk for heart disease.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart rate: We feel the pulse and count how many pulses a minute. That is equivalent to the heart rate. Too fast something's wrong, too slow something might be wr ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Echo: A technician puts gel on your skin and moves the transducer over the skin thru the gel to obtain ultrasound images of the heart. The patient lies quie ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ntambi
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
Pet scan: Depending on the type of pet scan ordered it can tell you different things. The most common use is in cancer patients to evaluate If you have any act ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Hole in heart?: Micro bubbles are generally used to detect shunts ( a hole ) between the right and left side of the heart. However, bubble studies can also detect pu ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
Invasive diagnostic : A heart catheterization is done from a groin or arm artery by passing a very small hollow plastic tube to the heart. Pressures in the heart can be me ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
No: If you are talking about blockages in the coronary arteries, the answer is no. The echo looks at the gross structure and function of the heart and val ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Blood vessel study: An angiogram is a test done to visualize the inside of blood vessels, most commonly to look for blockage or narrowing that may affect blood flow to an ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
19 years experience Cardiology
Pericardiocentesis: Draining fluid or blood from around the heart with the use of a needle.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Tests: Medicine isn't that simple. For some folks it might be enough, for others no.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Myocardial scan: A cardiac perfusion scan measures the amount of blood supplied to your heart muscle. Radiotracers such as thallium or technetium sestamibi (cardiolit ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
17 years experience Cardiology
Usually nothing: This isn't usually a cause for concern. Some people can normally hear their heart beating in their own ears.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Would : Go by your doctor's decision and see the cardiologist. It sounds as though further evaluation is needed.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Not satisfying: I know my answer won't be satisfying to you, but "non-specific st-t wave changes" mean exactly what they sound like. The ekg has changes that are abno ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Willson
16 years experience Family Medicine
Stress test that: includes the use of an injectable material to help visualize areas of the heart while you are active. It is more sensitive than the standard stress t ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
?: What were the results?
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
?: What did your echo show?
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
CMP: comprehensive metabolic profile includes your kidney function liver function and electrolyte profile including sodium potassium and a few others.
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