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How Do You Detect A Pe On An Ekg
Why would my cardiologist want me to do a nuclear walking treadmill vs a regular one? Will the dye be dangerous?
How could this take 3 full hours?
Women and CAD: Can't be sure, but I suspect your cardiologist recommended a nuclear stress test for to help detect coronary artery disease (CAD). In women, traditional stress test is less helpful than a nuclear stress test in diagnosing heart disease. It takes longer because contrast is used is used. Suggest you discuss the procedure and possible complications with your cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What do you recommend if I have a history of atrial fibrillation but this did not show up on the holter monitor. Any suggestions on an actual cause?
Event monitor: If you are continuing to have symptoms that you feel are possible atrial fibrillation, but you were unlucky enough to not have symptoms during a 24 hour ecg, you physician can order an event monitor. This is an ECG monitor that you can wear for 30 days, which will increase the likelihood of detecting an arrhythmia. ...Read more
How will a neurologist know if you had a TIA or not? What are the key things that stand out as a tia? Do they show up on a CT scan or an mri?
History: Tia symptoms are short lived, minutes to hours and should completely resolve in 24 hours. At your age ct and MRI are done to exclude tumor or bleeding. Other conditions that could be present would include migraine which usually has a more gradual presentation than tia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if I put on rythmol (propafenone) to convert back to nsr. echo showed no problems, any idea how long to get out of a fib?
Atrial fibrillation: Rhythmol is a drug that can be used to prevent or convert atrial fibrillation. There is no good way to predict if it will convert the rhythm and/or predict how long it will take. In general, however, if its going to work at the dose being given, it will generally take less than a day to convert. ...Read more
Some, not all: The echocardiogram gives good pictures of the heart valves and the functioning of the heart muscle. It will detect valve problems and poorly functioning heart muscle. It does not evaluate all of the heart - it is not useful for evaluating the electrical function of the heart (arrhythmias) and not the best test for looking at the coronary arteries. Hence an ECG is useful as well as stress test. ...Read more
Ive already had a TTE, holter monitor & stress test, what would other tests would an electrophysiologist do to find the cause of my tachycardia?
What to do if I have a history of atrial fibrillation but this did not show up on the holter monitor. Any suggestions on an actual cause?
Paroxysmal: Timing is critical. If a Holter monitor did not show any atrial fibrillation it's most likely because there was no such activity during the time you carried the monitor, considering the limits of such a test. That does not mean you did not have atrial fibrillation prior to the test or a chance to develop another self limited episode anytime in the future. ...Read more
Should be fine: An echocardiogram is a dedicated comprehensive ultrasound focusing on the heart. It provides a rich array of information about the structure as well as function of the heart and heart valves. It requires no radiation nor contrast, therefore poses minimal risk to patient. I think you should be just fine having had this and look forward to the detailed results described above. Good luck! ...Read more
Which kind of non-invasive test should I do if I wanna know whether my tube is blocked or not? Can a MRI or CT scan give an accurate answer ?
1st have a Sonogram: Endovaginal Sonogram is the best initial evaluation for infertility. It is relatively non invasive as it doesn't penetrate through the skin or mucous membrane. Hysterosalpinography can be performed with Sono or X-ray. I think X-ray is best after doing over 1000 of them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a stress test, echocardiogram, or an EKG detect if you have an arrhythmia if they aren't looking?
Possibly: The ECG machine will automatically interpret the QT interval, but can be mislead. If there's any doubt, you may have to wait a day or two for the official interpretation by a cardiologist or heart rhythm (EP) doctor. Finally, the test must be taken in context with history & other tests, so reassurance may not occur until further discussion with your doctor. Call 911 if passing out spells. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Two steps procedure: A lung scintigraphy has two components. The ventilation part (v of v/q) which consists in inhalation of 99mtc-gaz or aerosols and the perfusion part ( q of v/q) which involves the intravenous injection of 99mtc-maa which are used to see the perfusion of the lungs. Usually a lung scan is performed to detect pulmonary emboli ( blood clots in the lungs) or to perform a preoperative evaluation ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have to have an echo cardiogram where they speed up my heart with drugs as i can't go on a treadmill. Is this safe? Im really scared
Similar to treadmill: Dobutamine stress test is done in patients who cannot walk on a treadmill. The drug will increase your heart rate and then a heart picture is taken. It safe as treadmill. You may experience some side effects from the medication that is transient and improves once medication is stopped. ...Read more
What test is better to test for a heart prob...A stress test or holter monitor? I see my dr.On fri.And i want to ask for one of those 4 some answers?
Might need both: Depending on the type of problem you're having, you might need both kinds of test. The stress test will check how your heart performs with physical exertion; the holter checks for rhythm disturbances only. You could describe your symptoms to your doctor, let him/her examine you, and allow him/her to recommend how to start. Consultation with a cardiologist might be recommended also. ...Read more
What to do if I feel palpitations on march 10. would sepsis show up on either the ECG or chest x ray?
If I want to get a second opinion from a cardiologist does the cardiologist repeats old testing I have done such as echo stresses and heart caths in order to confirm the diagnosis of CAD?
Results are yours: In general, the results of tests that you had done should be available to you, and you can take them to another doctor. Don't assume that the 2nd opinion doctor will have access to the tests unless you bring them yourself. And for many tests (including echocardiography and catheterization) it is valuable to get not only the written report on paper but also the images themselves, usually on a CD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctors said I may be at risk for a heart murmur. How would you tell if you had a heart murmur or not beforehand?
Stethoscope: A heart murmur is a sound your doctor hears with s stethoscope during your physical exam. You either have one, or you don't. Many heart murmurs are harmless, just the normal sound of heart flowing through your heart. Some may indicate pathology, such as a narrowed or leaking valve. An echocardiogram is a good way to tell the significance of a cardiac murmur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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