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Ecg , cardiac echo, heart enzyme , chest ct, cardiac angio ct, all ok.Still resting heart pulse 53-62.Increase when move.Exclude cardiac issue?
Ct vs cath: In simplest terms the ct angiogram would be safer than a coronary angiogram, however, they are usually used in different circumstances. The ct angiogram is useful as a screening tool to see if coronary disease is present. A cardiac catheterization is performed when a patient has an acute coronary syndrome or a myocardial infarction to evaluate coronary disease, or even treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: A cardiac echo/Doppler study would show pulmonary HTN changes by viewing the right ventricular function , size and pressure. There are additonsl studies that can also be done. It is very important to know WHY you have Pulmonary HTN. If due chronic Pulmonary embolism it is a serious situation for which there exists very effective Rx. Other causes can also be treated. Consult your doc. ...Read more
Define?accute anteroseptal myocardial infarction, atherosclerotic obstructive coronary artery disease, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, hypokalemia
Here are some...: A 400-letter space is impossible to address many indicated subjects as questioned here. Why not type in the terms as keywords to search online? Thereby you surely gain a lot of pertinent information to feed your appetite of knowledge. Or you may just ask your doc who should be able to answer your questions to the point much easier. ...Read more
Both safe: Both also have risks such as radiation and contrast usage. Coronary arteriography has small bleeding risk at puncture site. Need to get the right test for your problem. Coronary arteriography is the gold standard. ...Read more
Would structural heart disease in 22 yr old be ruled out by echo, ecg, cardiac mri, stress ecg, 24h ecg, cardiac coronary anatomy mra?
Best non invasive test to check coronary arteries? Ct angio, stress echo and cardiac MRI MRA? Any better non invasive testing to check coronary art?
Tests: Each of the tests listed has specific strengths and weaknesses. The choice of study depends on the specific information desired by the ordering physician and the capabilities of the performing laboratory. CT angio in many cases will produce the best images of the arteries of the three, MRA has its specific indications and stress echo doesn't show the vessels but shows the effects of serious ischem ...Read more
Doppler Ultrasound: Ultrasound has proven to be cost-effective and quite accurate in determining the degree of narrowing in the carotid artery. Many vascular surgeons, including myself, solely rely on it to decide whether someone needs an operation. Mra is not so good and over-estimates the actual degree of narrowing. I would not rely on its findings to decide on operating. As mentioned a cta is much better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Cardiac MRI, Cardiac CT, or ECHO... better for diagnosing structural heart diseases such as arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia?
Is a coronary CT angiogram more reliable than invasive coronary angiogram in diagnosing heart disease?
Yes and No: you can be extremely sure (nothing in science is 100%) that your coronary arteries are clean and your heart is functioning normally. MACE (major adverse cardiac events) in patients with normal CTA are nonexistent for 2 years. Having said all that, there are cardiac diseases that would not show up on the tests you have had. Cardiac amyloidosis and sarcoidosis, myocarditis, ARVD and conduction ...Read more
How many cardiac cta (computed tomography angiogram) procedures are performed annually in small hospitals?
Is nuclear stress test or Cardiac CTA better for ruling out clogged arteries? My nuclear test was clear but they couldnt do CTA due to heart rate.
Nuclear stress test: The nuclear stress test is better because (1) it is a functional test - your heart is actually "stressed" to beat harder, & (2) you can do it at any heart rate (as you've seen). The cardiac CTA only tells you anatomy - whether or not there is calcium in the arteries - not how your heart functions. Not all plaques contain calcium, either, so cardiac CTA has false negatives also. Talk to your doctor ...Read more
My CTA cardiac showed a calcium score of zero. Does that mean I have absolutely no signs of the kind of plaque that gives you heart attacks??
Echocardiogram, cardiac stress test, Coronary CTA, chest X-Ray... Do these tests rule out structural heart disease? What can cause NSVT if all normal?
Tachycardia: Hi GirishZ, it depends on how fast your HR is. Considering your age(26), i would be curious why a cardiac MRI is needed. And if so, you likely are under close follow up with a doctor. If you have a rapid HR, it would best for you in general, to get it below 110. See your doctor if it is consistently higher than that or if you are having symptoms. Hope thats helpful. ...Read more
3 years ago I had a carotid CTA which detected an intermittent cardiac arrhythmia. I am experiencing heart rate spikes. Was that arrhythmia real?
Review of records: In general, the results of tests that you had done should be available to you, and you can take them to another doctor for review. Don't assume that the 2nd opinion doctor will have access to the tests unless you bring them. It is valuable to get not only the written report on paper but also for some tests the images themselves, usually on a CD. Only by seeing the data can a 2d opinion doctor help ...Read more
When measuring ascending aorta size(horiz)from sinotobular junction to innominate artery is cardiac mri/mra for morphology more accurate test than cta?
Depends: Done properly, ideally with ECG gating, an aortic MRA is equivalent to an aortic CTA. The opinion from some vascular docs is an overestimation on MRA. This was probably from movement artifact and older scanners. The benefit of MRA is the lack of iodinated contrast and lack of radiation. It is in routine use at many large medical facilities to periodically track aortic enlargement- kids/adults ...Read more
Intermittent cardiac arrhythmia found during carotid cta 3 yrs ago, no followup at that time. Now feeling heart rate spikes in my chest. Ask for cta?
Intermittent cardiac arrhythmia found during carotid cta 3 yrs ago. Experiencing seizures w/heart rate spikes could arrhythmia contribute to this?
Possibility of heart attack with normal: EKG, troponin, nuclear stress, cardiac MRI, echo, calcium score? I have chest / left arm pain. Need cath/CTA?
CAD often = PAD: Calcium score of the coronary arteries indicates some degree of atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. The CTA does not specifically look at the rest of the body i.e. legs, neck, etc. However atherosclerosis is usually a systemic disease such that if there is CAD there is likely some degree of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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How accurate is a CTA coronary angiogram? Done at the mayo clinic... Accurate as in seeing hard and soft plaque....????
Extremely accurate : Mayo is among the finest hospitals in the world, and a properly done Coronary CTA can see all manner of arterial narrowing, whether soft or hard plaque. Because of the contrast given, the artery diameter can be measured along each vessel. Discuss the results with your doctor. You may have other reasons for your symptoms other than CAD, especially if you are only 27. ...Read more
I get short of breath and a rapid HR with some chest pains after showering. I've had a coronary CTA that was clear. any idea of the cause?
Cardiology: Is the so-called warm flush feeling one gets from a coronary CTA exam the same feeling as the fast HR of a nuclear stress test, or not?
Same & different: The warm flush of a nuclear stress if from regadenoson or adenosine. A coronary CTA uses iodinated x-ray contrast agent - completely different. However, the feeling may feel similar. A flush is a flush. Niacin can do this too. So can being embarrassed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on situation: Nuclear stress test involves looking at perfusion of heart for defective areas representing coronary artery disease looking for areas of permanent damage versus areas that are reversible possible related to area of coronary narrowing. Coronary ct angiogram looks at anatomy of coronary arteries looking for areas of narrowing and blockage.Answer depends on information physician needs and insurance. ...Read more