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Dr. John Lappas
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Sigmoidoscopy (Definition)

Sigmoidoscopy is the use of a flexible fiberoptic camera or specially designed scope to examine the inside of the colon. Because the procedure only examines the left side of the colon (in an area called the sigmoid), it is termed sigmoidoscopy. This is to differentiate it from a colonoscopy, where the entire right and left side of the colon is examined. A sigmoidoscopy ...Read more


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Should I take my high blood pressure and/or heart medicines the morning of the sigmoidoscopy procedure?

Should I take my high blood pressure and/or heart medicines the morning of the sigmoidoscopy procedure?

Medications: Yes, you should. Ideally with just few sips or water and at least 2-3 hours earlier than you procedure. ...Read more

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Is there a heart valve disease that causes elevated systolic and diastolic blood pressures?

Is there a heart valve disease that causes elevated systolic and diastolic blood pressures?

No: Elevated systolic pressure seen in severe aortic regurgitation but not diastolic pressure . In fact diastolic pressure is low in ai resulting in wide pulse pressure . Also seen in arterio venous fistula. ...Read more

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Male 36 years old with previous heart attacks and stent procedure who has home blood pressure reading of 157/109/132 on left arm sitting. 160/119/128?

Male 36 years old with previous heart attacks and stent procedure who has home blood pressure reading of 157/109/132 on left arm sitting. 160/119/128?

High blood pressure: I recommend that you see your internist to re-evaluate your blood pressure control. Your numbers are not that good and you risk further compromise to your health if you don't. ...Read more

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How can I get an accurate blood pressure reading? What is proper procedure?

How can I get an accurate blood pressure reading? What is proper procedure?

Arm is best: Best way to check it yourself is with an automatic cuff you can buy from any drugstore. The ones that fit around your arm are the best. Taking measurements first thing in the morning and right before bed can give you a good average. Some types of blood pressure checking devices slip onto the wrist. They work but can be a little off. ...Read more

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I took my blood pressure earlier and my numbers were 65/50, is that an issue? I checked because recently my heart has began racing at random times.

I took my blood pressure earlier and my numbers were 65/50, is that an issue? I checked because recently my heart has began racing at random times.

65/50: is not a number that commonly occurs. You might want a trained professional to confirm it. Ill-fitting cuff, wrong size cuff etc can give wrong numbers. Racing heart is most commonly not much of an underlying problem. The pattern of the beats (holter if it's disturbing or other symptoms) can determine it's severity...mostly just normal variations in heart. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


Dr. Kristi Moffat
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Proctosigmoidoscopy (Definition)

Proctosigmoidoscopy is an examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon (just above the rectum) using a narrow, rigid scope with a built-in light. A small amount of air is usually introduced to distend the bowel, allowing for a better view. Generally, a limited prep is helpful, but not always necessary. ...Read more