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What to do if I had pulmonary edema during gall bladder removal in 2011. the radiology report reads..the cardiac silhouette?

What to do if I had pulmonary edema during gall bladder removal in 2011. the radiology report reads..the cardiac silhouette?

Surgery-related: It may have been related to surgery. If you have had no symptoms since the surgery then I would simply ask your doctor if a repeat chest x-ray needs to be done. The x-ray report will discuss the 'cardiac silhouette' which just refers to how the outline of the heart looks on x-ray. ...Read more

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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more


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What do you advise if i had pulmonary edema during gall bladder removal in 2011. The radiology report reads..The cardiac silhouette?

What do you advise if i had pulmonary edema during gall bladder removal in 2011. The radiology report reads..The cardiac silhouette?

Not to worry: The X-ray was likely a post-operative portable.and you may have had signs of pulmonary edema by radiographic evidence. Since it has been 3 years since the study and there has been no clinical sequelae, I would not worry about it. ...Read more

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Ct scan with contrast found a 3mm nodule in my left lung, minimal dependent atelectasis, & an exaggerated cardiac silhouette. What does this mean?

Ct scan with contrast found a 3mm nodule in my left lung, minimal dependent atelectasis, & an exaggerated cardiac silhouette. What does this mean?

Pulmonary nodule: Any nodule in the lung, no matter what size, needs to be investigated thoroughly. Comparison with previous chest xrays and CT scans would be the priority. If you smoked tobacco, then further tests such as a PET scan and a biopsy and bronchoscopy are indicated. Please see a pulmonologist soon. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are cardiac risk factors

What are cardiac risk factors

Modifiable and non: Modifiable : smoking, lifetstyle, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes non-modifiable: heredity, age, gender, . ...Read more

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What causes cardiac temponade?

What causes cardiac temponade?

Cardiac tamponade: cardiac tamponade is collect of either blood , pus or fluid in sac around the heart resulting in reduction of filling of ventricles leading to haemodynamic compromise.It is life threatening condition. it can be caused by infection, injury, post heart attack, malignancy, associated with certain disorders like rheumatoid arthritis ,SLE, radiation etc. http://patient.info/doctor/cardiac-tamponade ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the causes of cardiac temponade?

I was wondering what are the causes of cardiac temponade?

Cardiac tamponade: Read this: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000194.Htm.

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What's cardiac output?

What's cardiac output?

Heart pump volume: The cardiac output is the volume of blood per minute pumped by the heart. Cardiac output is equal to heart rate multiplied by stroke volume (the volume of blood ejected with each heartbeat). ...Read more

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What is cardiac rehab?

What is cardiac rehab?

A heart program: It is a medically supervised program for patients after cardiac surgery or angioplasty that has been shown to increase survival and improve strength and confidence. Make sure you ask your doctor about this if you recently had cardiac surgery or procedures! ...Read more

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What is cardiac pacing?

Maintains heart rate: The normal heart rate is roughly between 60 to 100 beats per minute. For some, there is difficulty in maintaining adequate heart rates for a variety of reasons. In these patients especially the symptomatic ones, a cardiac pacemaker may have to be implanted. ...Read more

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Cardiac circulation is ?

Cardiac circulation is ?

Blood flow: Cardiac circulation refers to the blood flow supplying the heart. ...Read more