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Cardiac Electrophysiology Test
Heart rhythm : 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 arrhythmia using the catheters ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Per nuclear stress test all is fine. Don't consume caffeine. Don't have anxiety. Still having odd rhythm/dypsnea. Electrophysiology consult?
Never!: There almost no test known that is 100% accurate. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, i do. Do you have a question? ...Read more
I will see electrophysiology as my cardiologist thought I had Ectopic beats
But my description is much closer to Non Sustained VT ,big difference?
Ectopic beats can: come from the atria or the ventricle. Not sure which you mean. They carry different prognostic and diagnostic significance so there is a big difference. The EP will straighten this out. ...Read more
Confused. Have bi vent for dcm. Pacing 100%. Dr said i had 9 sec episode of afib. At electrophysiology apt. Thought bivent controlled beat?
My teenage daughter has SVT and the doctor wants to do an electrophysiology and radiofrequency ablation. Is this normal?
Many.: You need to look at and control lipids and hbp. First, most have an apple build, ie. Carry weight on the torso, rather than buttocks and extremities. Family hx of hbp, cholesterol problems, diabetes 2, and ASHD or mi, especially if strong. I obtain fasting lipids, insulin, hgba1c. A lipid profile suggesting syndrome x is high triglycerides and low hdl. Ldl may be low becasue of high tgs. ...Read more
nuclear stress: All tests have sensitivity and specificity and each lab has its own data. In the best labs these values for this test are >85% sens/spec., there are many technical factors. We choose tests by the information needed and the best test o get us what we need to know. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cardiac stress test: There are various drugs we use during cardiac stress testing with imaging. For routine treadmill or bicycle exercise stress testing without imaging, no drugs are used. When we do perfusion imaging we use thallium 201 or sestamibi for the imaging. We do use adenosine and other agents to facilitate the myocardial perfusion imaging especially if exercise isn't done. ...Read more
Varies: It varies depending on type of stress e.g. Treadmill or which pharmaceutical. It also varies by location if you do it in a doctor's office or clinic or hospital. Practices charge a wide range too. A wide range from 400s to 900s or higher for cash patients. What insurances pay and copays may be a lot different. http://health.costhelper.com/stress-tests.html. ...Read more
Mibi stress test: the study is done with ECG and BP monitoring with emergency equipment readily available if needed ...Read more
Depends: It depends what your doctor is looking for. Ultrasound, cardiac ct and MRI may be able to show how strong your heart is beating (ejection fraction) and if there is any wall motion abnormalities. Cardiac ct and MRI can even look at the vessels, which nuclear scans cannot. However, nuclear cardiac scans are considered the standard of care for looking at how well the blood perfuses the heart tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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