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Cardiac Electrophysiology Test
Electrophysiology test is exam to test the electrical system of the heart. It is invasive test where catheters are advanced through the veins into the cardiac chambers. Basic measurements are done then heart stimulation is performed to provoke arrhythmia. It is done under controlled setting and your doctor can initiate and terminate the ...Read more
Pressure measurement: Right heart catheterization is usually carried out to measure oxygen levels, intracardiac pressures, and cardiac output, as well as cardiac tissue biopsies. The right side of the heart is reached through the venous system (from the leg (femoral) or the neck (jugular) vein). A catheter (plastic tube) is used to carry out the above tasks and a bioptome is used to do the biopsy. ...Read more
Ecg , cardiac echo, heart enzyme , chest ct, cardiac angio ct, all ok.Still resting heart pulse 53-62.Increase when move.Exclude cardiac issue?
Cardiology: Cardiology will perform the majority of echocardiograms. If there is assessments of your vessels (carotid, aorta, veins) This may be done by vascular surgery cardiology, or radiology depending upon the referrer and local resources. In the setting pediatrics, it may be performed by a pediatric cardiologist or someone who specializes in fetal imaging. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not always: Sometimes an ekg can't detect an arrhythmia. A patient must be experiencing the rhythm disturbance when the ekg is performed. There are other methods to detect arrhythmias such as a holter monitor or an event monitor. Check with your primary provider if your condition warrants this test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pretty much all of: Them, with few exceptions.Get a more detailed 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
No : Heart failure is a clinical diagnosis. The classic, accepted definition of heart failure is heart disease that limits the cardiovascular system to delivery adequate oxygen to meet the body's demands/needs. There are many heart diseases that can cause heart failure. An ECG may provide a clue to the diagnosis of several of those diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Echocardiogram, cardiac stress test, Coronary CTA, chest X-Ray... Do these tests rule out structural heart disease? What can cause NSVT if all normal?
Had echocardiogram, nuclear stress test w cardiolite, EKG and 30 day holter. Does the echo and nuclear test rule out CAD or any potential blockages?
For what?: These tests provide different information and have different indications. Stress tests are to look for evidence to support a diagnosis of symptomatic blocked coronary arteries. Holtor is used to evaluate for dysthymia. Echocardiogram is useful to look at the heart valves and other features. Choosing the right test depends on what symptoms you are having. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Electrical: The evaluation depends on history, physical and what the apparent electrical malfunction is. There are many possible tests and no fixed menu of evaluation. ...Read more
Not exactly: Heart failure is a clinical syndrome that entails either lung symptoms (shortness of breath, cough, difficulty lying flat) or peripheral symptoms (lower extremity swelling) that are caused by one of a number of heart conditions. So good old fashioned history and physical exam are best. Having said that, depending on the specific cause of heart failure, the ECG may provide corroborating evidence. ...Read more
Many things. : The echocardiogram or heart ultrasound, gives an accurate picture of the heart's anatomy. An ekg demonstrates the cardiac rhythm. A holter moniters the cardiac rhythm over time- say 12 or 24 hours. These measure different aspects of heart function and are helpful in assessing heart function thoroughly. ...Read more
Trouble breathing, rapid heart rate, EKG revealed flattened t waves. Doc ordered echo consulted cardio who added nuclear stress test. Is this serious?
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