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Cta Is Heart Ok
Ekg abnormalities after mitral valve replacement.. Is it common..? Echo is looking good, but EKG is abnormal... Any idea?
MVR: Depends on the kind of ekg abnormality. Minor st elevations can be due to postoperative pericarditis. Major st changes require close attention from a surgeon or physician. Rhythm abnormalities like atrial fibrillation are common. Surgeons or cardiologist can determine the exact significance after looking at serial ekg. All depends on type of changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Heart attack is about clogged arteries? MIBI test normal, No Cholesterol, Blood pressure normal. Can it be concluded no heart attack?
Heart attack: Heart attack is from complete occlusion of one of the arteries. Unless opened right away - can lead to permanent damage resulting in a scar of the myocardium. Normal MIBI, low chol and BP means you are a low risk for developing coronay plaque which usually is the reason for heart attack. Plaques can break leading to occlusion in the arteries that result in heart attack. ...Read more
Cardiologist says heart is fine because of ekg/holter/echo/thyroid/adrenal good. Constant tachycardia/pacs/palps though. Ef 50%. Possible error?
Very doubtful: It is extremely doubtful that you have a heart problem with all of that testing coming out normal. To be honest, it is much more likely to be related to stress/anxiety in your life, or possibly due to less than optimal lifestyle behaviors (diet, caffeine, exercise frequency, etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a calcium score, coronary cta & stress test bc of caroited artery bruit & chest pains... All norm! is it safe to say the bruit/pain is benign?
Had ekgs, holter monitors, event monitor for a month, heart ultra sound, CT angiogram. All normal! is it safe 2 say my tachycardia is benign?
Probably: But there are other factors you haven't addressed. When you have tachycardia, what are your symptoms? Do you pass out? Is there any family history of sudden or unexpected death? Do you have a normal qt interval on your ekg? Is there any evidence of WPW or brugada syndrome? Tachycardia is common. Most is benign. Check on the above questions. ...Read more
Is a coronary calcium ct scan a good test to see of there is plaque in the heart arteries? how accurate is it? my cta was inconclusive. heart rate fas
Coronary Calcium: Coronary Calcium analysis is a method to detect calcified cholesterol in the coronary arteries. A score of zero is quite helpful and predictive in the correct age group. The difficulty is that in younger people, there may be noncalcified cholesterol plaques in the arteries which would not be detected on a coronary calcium screening test, so cardiac CTA or invasive angiography would be considered. ...Read more
An echo found heart murmer that the cardiologist said was otherwise undetectable. Ekg and stess test ok. Dr said not to worry its normal. Correct?
Echo: What your doctor probably told you was that you had a mild valve abnormality of no physiologic significance, not a heart murmur. A murmur is just noise. Sometimes serious problems cause a murmur many times a murmur is caused by normal flow. Patients often misctranslate what the dr. Tells them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Babies tell us a lot: Monitoring a fetus by fetal hr, ultrasound or the expectant woman's perception of activity is important. No one test can tell us everything we need to know, but together they can tell us which babies might be better off delivered. If a baby is near term and the testing is worrisome then obstetric specialists or subspecialists might deliver. But conditions can change. Plus every case is different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chst pain on off w dyspnea.Ecg heart enzyme cardiac echo angio CT w contrast ok.Can it be angina?
Angina?: What did cardiac specialist say after all your test? It's probably related to gastrointestinal issues. But best to talk with your cardio. Good luck. ...Read more
Chest pain behind sternum . Ecg heart enz echo cardiac ok.Dr say reflux with allergy. Should i worry about heart?Normal blood pressure and heart rate
Don't give up: It's normal to be concerned about your health, and to worry why you feel bad. The possibilities are numerous--ranging from acid reflux (i.e., heartburn) or a peptic ulcer to pancreatic or biliary disease ; even stress. Alarm signs include weight loss, bleeding, recurrent vomiting, significant tenderness. Whatever the cause, you're appropriately anxious about it and should seek additional help. ...Read more
Catheter Angiography of Heart for Mitral Valve
Prolapse. Cardiologist said all Artery's are very good .
would this mean the Carotid Artery's also?
Very likely: There is a good correlation between coronary artery disease and carotid artery disease - almost 60% . So a normal coronary artery is likely to indicate a low probability of carotid artery disease. If you absolutely need to know you can get a simple carotid artery ultrasound .( this is a non invasive simple test) ...Read more
Ekgs good( sinus tachycardia)..Chest xray..Blood work. Cardiac enzymes..Ct angiogram ok..Echo and stress test on wednesday..Is it safe to say all is w?
I think so: I think ur asking if a heart rate of 81 when you are not resting (so perhaps after you exercise?) is a safe rate; if that's correct then yes 81 is probably fine. A "normal" heart rate varies depending on lots of things (age, activity, emotions, meds, hydration status, more). In general the better shape you're in, the lower your rate goes. And with vigorous exercise it can go up much higher than 81. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any type of structural heart disease an Echocardiogram will not show? If an echo is normAl, is it safe to say heart is 100% structurally fine
Mostly,: There are some rhythm problems such as Brugada syndrome that won't show up on an echo as a structural issue. A complete history. Physical, appropriate lab work, and very importantly an ECG (EKG) should also be done. Can I assume all these test were done before, or along with an echo? ...Read more
Resting heart rate around 53 bpm. PCP says this is ok.Passed stress test, EKG ok.Slight mitral valve prolapse.Is this a concern? Worried!!!
Probably not: If you are active, that is, fit, your resting heart rate would be less than 60 BPM and when sleeping even lower. So the context is imp. Further, if when doing stress test, your heart rate increased appropriately, then additional evidence that you don't have chronotropic incompetence. Last, I see u r on thyroid medicine, so be sure your TSH is in normal range . ...Read more