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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)

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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 do you mean by " the liver is normal in size and configuration.it exhibits coarsened parenchymal echopattern and smooth external outline."?

What do you mean by " the liver is normal in size and configuration.it exhibits coarsened parenchymal echopattern and smooth external outline."?

Normal but bumpy.: This is from an ultrasound exam of your liver. The outline of your liver is smooth, and its size and shape are normal. But the texture of your liver is coarse, or bumpy. This can mean some scarring of the liver, cirrhosis from alcohol, chronic hepatitis, or just a "fatty" liver. There are other rare causes. It helps to know the whole story.. why you had the test in the first place! Ask your doc. ...Read more

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I m 9 weeks and 3 days pregnant but baby in size is crl 12mm, cardic activity normal , but 2 weeks slow growth, is it serious, I am on injections for it?

I m 9 weeks and 3 days pregnant but baby in size is crl 12mm, cardic activity normal , but 2 weeks slow growth, is it serious, I am on injections for it?

? IUGR: Continue to follow up with your obgyn and get serial u/s to track the development of fetus. I hope all goes fine with you and will finally deliver a healthy baby. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel submandibular glands? If I tilt my neck up I can see their outline and they are walnut size. Palpable and soft.

Is it normal to feel submandibular glands? If I tilt my neck up I can see their outline and they are walnut size. Palpable and soft.

It may be normal: It is most reassuring that you don't say that the gland(s) you are feeling are tender, painful, firm, overlying skin red, etc. So the key is, how big are walnuts and submandibular glands supposed to be...it appears the range in size is similar. A walnut is about an inch in diameter. Normal submandibular glands are 22 mm +/- 5 mm. An inch is 2.54 cm or 25.4 mm, so I think all is good. Stay well. ...Read more

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What are normal cardiac output levels?

What are normal cardiac output levels?

5 liters/min: A typical cardiac output is approximately 5 l per minute. This can vary with the size of the patient with a larger patient having larger cardiac output. When the cardiac output is normalized for the size of the patient, this is called the cardiac index. A typical cardiac index would be 2.5. A number of medical conditions, such as fever or anemia, can increase the cardiac output. ...Read more

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Any statistics on the chances of a cardiac event lets say 5 years after a normal angiogram?

Any statistics on the chances of a cardiac event lets say 5 years after a normal angiogram?

Depends: Depends on other risk factors, such as blood pressure, cholesterol profile, lifestyle, weight, chronic disease risks and smoking. ...Read more

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What numbers are considered as healthly or normal for cardiac output and cardiac index? CO of 7.5 and CI of 3.9 are "normal"? Many thanks

What numbers are considered as healthly or normal for cardiac output and cardiac index? CO of 7.5 and CI of 3.9 are "normal"? Many thanks

USE CI: CO is a measure of liters per minute and normal is 4-6.0 l/m. BUT if it lower than that, it may still be ok . A small pt may get along just fine with a lower CO and a lager pt may need more than 6l/m. SO.. we correct for body surface area and get a CI and 2-4 l/m/m2. so 3.9 is prob just fine. of course clinical correlation is needed. The causes of low and high values are beyond the scope of this. ...Read more

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Can being a prior endurance athlete (but not currently trained) permanently affect cardiac output resulting in high numbers when all else is normal?

Can being a prior endurance athlete (but not currently trained) permanently affect cardiac output resulting in high numbers when all else is normal?

Athletic Heart: Interesting question! former athletes have been shown to have more left ventricular hypertrophy or thickened hearts that usually lessens with age and deconditioning. A thick heart can lead to poor heart filling by increased stiffness. A condition called diastolic dysfunction. This can lead to a type of congestive heart failure if it persists. Controlling hr and BP via meds can help. ...Read more

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I had a bunch of skipped beats in a row last night while layin in bed w no normal beat between. Ive had a full cardiac workup last year. Negative. ???

I had a bunch of skipped beats in a row last night while layin in bed w no normal beat between. Ive had a full cardiac workup last year. Negative. ???

Probably OK: Most people have abnormal heart beats or skipped beats. Many are not even aware of it, because we don't normally feel our heart beat. These are probably just occasional premature beats which are not dangerous, but if your cardiac workup did not involve a Holter monitor (looks like a pager, and senses your heart for several days), it should. Speak with your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the normal levels for cardiac enzymes?

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What are the normal levels for cardiac enzymes?

Varies: Varies based on type of test (assay) being used which is normal values accompany results for reference. ...Read more

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What does it means if my cardiac size cannot evaluated (ap view)?

What does it means if my cardiac size cannot evaluated (ap view)?

Chest xray: There are certain technical factors associated with a PA view of the chest which can interfere with judging cardiac size. You need to discuss your situation with your Doc, it could easily mean nothing related to your body but be a technical issue. ...Read more

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I recently had cardiac caterization and been having lots of pain since is this normal?

I recently had cardiac caterization and been  having lots of pain since is this normal?

Post Cath: You don't say where your pain is. In general pain post cath isn't common. You should contact the catheterizing Doc and discuss with that person. ...Read more

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What is normal cardiac output during exercise?

What is normal cardiac output during exercise?

>30 liters/minute: Normal resting cardiac output is between 5 and 6 liters per minute but in very well trained athletes, cardiac output can increase substantially reaching numbers as high as 30 liters per minute. ...Read more

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How long does it take to return back to normal after a cardiac cath?

How long does it take to return back to normal after a cardiac cath?

1-2 days : Typically after a cath people have some soreness in their groin (the typical cath site) for 2-3 days. We ask people not to do any heavy lifting for 7-10 days following (nothing over 10 pounds). Otherwise, people are usually able to resume regular activities (showering, desk work, grocery shopping, house cleaning, etc) within 1- 2 days. ...Read more

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