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12 Lead Ekg Interpretation Made Easy
Diagnosis 2/8 from 11/12 stress test. Fixed inferolateral apical defect, myocardial infarct, 2 month a-fib/electric shock. Do i need a cardiac cath?
Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more
With repeated ECG, holter monitors, ECHO, cardiac MRI and stress tests would long QT syndrome be obvious to diagnose?
Hi. Can you please tell me the meaning of - Echocardiogram only minor anterior basal hypokinesia - good lv with ejection fraction 76%, ECG abnormal. ?
Echo: You need to discuss with your doctor. This probably is no big deal, but without more information and clarity an answer from out here wouldn't mean much. ...Read more
Mcrc patient . Bilirubin rising as
Other liver tests are okay .will this lead to liver failure ? No blockage seen
Are you on Stivarga?: I found "Interrupt and then reduce or discontinue STIVARGA for hepatotoxicity as manifested by elevated liver function tests ...." and "...Monitor liver function tests weekly in patients experiencing elevated liver function tests until improvement to less than 3 times the upper limit of normal (ULN) or baseline values." You are above 3 times normal. Reduce or stop. call your PCP re liver failure ...Read more
How accurate is an ultrasound stress test? Insurance doesn't want to pay for regular 2 stage test. Shows 2 leaky valves. No further tests or concerns.
Have suffered from palpitations for 12 years. Echoes, holter, blood work normal, EKG shows LAFB. Can these palpitations become dangerous ?
ECG: It stands for electrocardiogram. It is used to measure the movement of electrical signals in the heart. When working appropriately, this enables your heart to beat and pump blood to the rest of the body. When the heart is damaged or the electrical system is malfunctioning, ECG can pick up changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is fibrosure test accurate? Caffeine breath test? -liver damage. Fibrosure you can get tests done and send to company for results - not in us though?
Fibrospect/Fibrosure: It is a surrogate test for determination of scar tissue in the liver (fibrosis). Tests are processed in the United States. They reliable at both end of the spectrum. If low means little or no fibrosis in the liver and if high, there is already cirrhosis of the liver. The in-bnetween values are harder to precise and a liver biopsyu may still be needed. ...Read more
I had polysomnography. Please explain: increased spindle densities seen throughout record.(I don't take benzodiazepines). ?
Event monitor showed possible SVT causing burst of rapid hr that wake me then disappear. Dr.Says just nuissance not life threat. Other tests with normal results: echo, 24hr holter, stress test, sleep study.Could they be missing something serious? Feels
Not missing anything: Svt is not a disease and occurs in normal hearts. As your doctor said, it's an annoyance but not dangerous . It's very common in young women. You should avoid stimulants like caffeine, nicotine, xs alcohol, sleep deprivation, and stress if possible. Low potassium can contribute. Symptoms can be improved with medication but meds are only used for symptom control because the rhythm is not dangerous. ...Read more
Ct angio 64 slice, stress echo, 3d echo, cardiac MRI/MRA.. None of these fan detect soft plaque correct? What non invasive test can?
Experienced few flutters with exercise. Would a clear ecg read by a cardiologist be enough to exclude life threatening conditions. (E.g, arvd, hcm)?
Cardiology Consult: 21 year old gentleman experiencing possible arrhythmia with exercise. An EKG is a good start in this case but referral to a specialist in Cardiology is a good idea. A stress test and hotter monitor are more accurate in detecting arrhythmia that may be brought on by exertion. Echocardiography and or imaging usually employed to diagnose other disorders but they do have EKG signs experts recognize. ...Read more
Unspecific septal Hypokinesis on a scintigraphy can be false-pos?
All other exams (echo, stress, holter, ekg) came normal. I'm 22yo w/ chest pains.
Septm somewhat Hypo: Septum is common wall to RT&LFT ventricle. In sinus rhythm (Holter nl) both Rt&Left Ventricle beat ess at same time. Sept moves sltly towards left, but mostlty THICKENS. The other walls more towards septum. More Import is LVEF (Eject Frction). No study perfect. Nl for scintigraphy is LVEF>50% (55%. Many beats averaged in both. All Sept R sl. hypo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What testing is required to determine if a teen has structural heart disease? 2 runs of Non-Sustained V-Tach on 24 hr. holter monitor & 50 ectopics.
EKG and ECHO: Start with an EKG and an Echocardiogram. This will exclude structural heart disease and worrisome potential arrhythmia substrates. If there is any evidence for abnormality on these then a cardiac MRI would be indicated. In a structurally normal heart the frequency of your ectopics and 2 (assuming short) runs of NSVT are not worrisome or predictive of bad outcomes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lab ? Overslept, rushed for haircut, to dr who ordered CMP, lytes, Vit. D, ionized cal, parahyyperthyroid test at 12 with 0 to eat drink. Affect test?
Specific measure?: The doppler M-mode may give information about structure, dimensions and motion. Is there a specific finding you want to discuss? ...Read more
During EKG test, would chest leads movement or being loose cause false positive results such as distortion, noise baseline, t wave inv latterly?
Yes: It is important for the leads to be secure and not move or significant artifact will occur. The technician or doctor performing the test shoul recognize this and correct the problem. ...Read more