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Are You Able To See The Coronary Arteries On An Echo
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
Dissection : They are seen on CT. MR is a better test for dissection ...Read more
Options: The gold stndrd is "cardiac cath, " where tiny wire & tube are fed from artery in groin or arm to vessels of heart and dye is injected by fluoroscopy to create a roadmap of heart's vessels--can also open / stent narrow/clogged arteries. Other ways are indirect & include ct scan that looks for calcium in heart vessels (=blockage) or a nuclear med study looking for uptake by heart muscle. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you please explain why coronary and carotid are the first arteries to be affected, not subclavian or others?
What test can be used to locate cardiac arterial blockages "visually?" would an MRI or a sonography be the most efficient?
Coronary CTA or MRA: Cta & mra are the preferred noninvasive imaging modalities in diagnosis of coronary artery disease.The advantage of cta over mra are wider availability, better spatial resolution, shorter exams and better patient adherance. Advantages of mra are a lack of ionizing radiation & lack of iodinated contrast adminitration.Both tests are suboptimal in patients with atrial fibrillation & other arrhythmias. ...Read more
Can an ep study tell you if your arteries are blocked? How safe is the procedure? Can you feel it ?
Stress echo showed heart wall abnormality cardiologist wants to do a lhc to see if blockage in lad. Safe while being treated for diverticulitis?
What tests are used to see if the heart has atrucural damage? And how does a dr determine if the heart us structurally ok?
Other than a cardiac catheterization.....is there another way to really see blockages in and around the heart? If so what are the options?
Yes, but...: Although cardiac cath (coronary angiography) is the most common way to detect and to visualize blockages in the coronary arteries, there are other ways, to direct and indirectly detect blockages in the coronary arteries. CT angiography is one, and non-invasive stress tests are others. It depends on your clinical situation, your doctor may choose different tests. ...Read more
Either: You can image the aorta well with ultrasound. It's the first line test for abdominal aortic aneurysms. The root is seen with echocardiograms (ultrasound of the heart). CT may be needed for more detail, for portions that are obscured by lung or bowel gas, or for information about surrounding structures. ...Read more
If you wanted to and tried to, could you c the descending aorta on a echocardiography? How much of the thoracic aorta is ever possible to visualize?
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
Can a CT scan be done without constrast to show coronary arterys just to see if they are congenital anomolies?
No: A contrast enhanced exam is necessary to assess the coronary arteries in a meaningful way in young patients, especially. Cardiologists use contrast for catheterization, but noninvasive coronary angiography with contrast is preferable. Read more about ct scans and contrast here: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ct-scan-with-contrast.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which stent is best for heart vein our doctor said the heart vein is blocked so which stent u will recommend and any advice plz ..
For the heart doc: This question is best answered by the cardiologist that will be doing the procedure. There are a number of stent types; the type that is best for you will depend on the specific situation at hand, including which vessel is blocked, how much is blocked, etc. You should address your concerns with your cardiologist and ask which he thinks is best and why. ...Read more
An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen ...Read more
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