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Can An Ekg Detect Marijuana
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
Can heart scarring be detected by resting EKG or can only echocardiogram or muga detect heart scarring?
No: Endoscopy is meant to look at the anatomy of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (or the colon, using a different kind of scope). Smoking may cause changes in the mucosal lining, including inflammation (gastritis, duodenitis, esophagitis) but these aren't specific to smoking. Smoking is 'detected' by history, smell of tobacco smoke on patients, and sometimes urine cotinine (nicotine's metabolite). ...Read more
Not directly: Eeg measures the activity of brain cells, not tumors. If the tumor is effecting a significant number of brain cells, the eeg may be abnormal. Some tumors cause enough irritation of the brain to cause seizures. These seizures can be located in the brain by eeg. Some tumors will have no effect on the eeg. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes and No: EKG can show some changes in Q and S waves and ST. Elevation may suggest old myocardial infarction. Hotter monitor is a device that registers heart rhythms/ rate for an extended period of 24-48 hrs. It's main use is to diagnose various types of heart blocks. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many but not all: The combination that you describe can diagnose many heart issues, but you may need further tests depending on the concerns. An evaluation of longer term heart rhythms can be done with either a Holter monitor or an Event monitor, Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, tilt table testing, etc may be indicated depending on your symptoms. Touch base with your MD for further information ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any drug: Tests can be designed to detect any drug. What drug are you concerned about? ...Read more
Angina: Angina is a symptom that can be caused by a number of things. Your heart is 100% not causing your symptoms. Please stop wasting money and energy on what is not the problem and begin to address why you carry so much stress in your chest that your body reacts with pain. Your chest muscles are tired. They do not have enough oxygen. This is your body saying breathe! ...Read more
Would a stress test, echocardiogram, or an EKG detect if you have an arrhythmia if they aren't looking?
Depends: Certain body types such as morbid obesity can cause poor images. Pts with COPD will also result in poor pictures as well. Some remenants from when we were in our moms uterus can also persist and be picked up on ultrasound. Most of the time its benign. Other types of artifacts may be due to technique of the technician and ofcourse the experience of the reader. ...Read more
No: A standard echocardiogram (echo) does not evaluate atherosclerosis, although if there has been a heart attack and heart muscle damage the effects may be able to be visualized. A test like a stress test (with or without myocardial perfusion imaging), coronary ct/mri and cardiac catheterization are often employed to detect atherosclerosis.A stress echo is designed to evaluate for the presence of cad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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