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Could you explain what is an abnormal cardiology test?

Could you explain what is an abnormal cardiology test?

Abnormal test: It's a too broad of question to answer. If you have specific test in mind then it will be easier to answer as there are quite a few tests in cardiology. ...Read more

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Cardiology (Definition)

Cardiology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the heart's function, rhythm disorders, lipid problems, high blood pressure, ...Read more


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Advice on best cardiology in the s. Have debilitating chestpainandpressure. 32f. Tests ok. Anxiety ok. Pah, mvd. Ruining my life. Need outsidebox help?

Advice on best cardiology in the s. Have debilitating chestpainandpressure. 32f. Tests ok. Anxiety ok. Pah, mvd. Ruining my life. Need outsidebox help?

Be reassured: Sometimes it is more important to know where the pain is not coming from. In your case, they told you it is not the heart and that should be reassuring. There are multiple reasons for chest pain and it may be difficult or impossible to find the one. Discuss it again with your pcp or cardiologist because pain is still pain but if it is not the heart, it is unlikely to be dangerous. ...Read more

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I have chest pain for two years. This pain is in the right side. What can I do? I went to the cardiology and i did test and is ok. Please help me

I have chest pain for two years. This pain is in the right side. What can I do? I went to the cardiology and i did test and is ok. Please help me

Atypical: We call this atypical chest pain and is low likelihood of being cardiac. However, chest pain can be nerves, muscles, bones, skin, aorta, lungs, stomach, gallbladder, etc. See you doctor and if no identifiable cause see a pain specialist. ...Read more

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Nuclear cardiology stress test--how much radiaiton?

Nuclear cardiology stress test--how much radiaiton?

Radiation exposure: There most certainly is radiation exposure with nuclear cardiology stress testing whether it is with thallium, sestamibi, or any of the pet imaging agents. The exposure is minimal but real and the risk vs. Benefit to the patient needs to be considered before ordering the study. Pregnant women should not have these studies and young women can have a very small but increased risk of breast cancer. ...Read more

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My cardiology order a nuclear stress test can you explain what is this thanks?

My cardiology order a nuclear stress test can you explain what is this thanks?

Stress test: A nuclear stress test detects blood supply to the heart. A radioactive tracer is injected into the veins at peak exercise or with a vasodilator. The tracer is taken up by the heart cells and the uprake is proportional to blood flow. By comparing uptake at rest versus exercise we can determine if blood flow is compromised. ...Read more

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Cardiology qtc question based on 24 hr holter report: if max qt is 548 and max qtc is 586, is that a red flag? Could cold fx cause that?

Cardiology qtc question based on 24 hr holter report:  if max qt is 548 and max qtc is 586, is that a red flag? Could cold fx cause that?

Depends: it depends upon the quality of the data, certainly the telemetry measurement suggested by the holter is quite concerning. the gold standard would be the longest QTc interval on a good quality ECG. If indeed the QTc is that long, you should see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Cardiology question regarding pauses on holter monitor scan? Are those pvcs?

Cardiology question regarding pauses on holter monitor scan? Are those pvcs?

Pauses are not beats: Pauses noted on holter rhythm monitoring usually follow an early extra beats, which can be a PVC or a pac. The natural pacemaker or sa node is trained to compensate for early beats by inserting a pause to reset the next beat to normal timing. Pauses themselves are not felt, but the next normal beat can be experienced as a palpitation on the chest. ...Read more

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What to expect in a GI gastro. appointment, and Urology, Endocrinologist... And Cardiology? What kind test each will do. Can they use my med. rec?

What to expect in a GI gastro. appointment, and Urology, Endocrinologist... And Cardiology? What kind test each will do. Can they use my med. rec?

History &examination: Each Dr will need detailed medical history including past & family history, review of symptoms & questions in more detail when for specialty concerned. Physical examination include looking you over, inspecting eyes, ears & mouth, chest examination including stethoscope, palpation of abdomen & check urine specimen. Might need rectal exam. May require x-rays or other studies later. Dr will explain. ...Read more

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I'm scheduled for a test in heart cardiology. For systolic murmur. I heard the test will take about one hour. What do I do there? Little bit nervous

I'm scheduled for a test in heart cardiology. For systolic murmur. I heard the test will take about one hour. What do I do there? Little bit nervous

See below: I believe they have scheduled for a 2D echocardiogram which is a fairly benign test. They will look at your heart with an ultrasound probe to determine the cause of your murmur. It is not painful and your would be just laying in a dark room on a table while they take some images of your heart. ...Read more

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Cardiology: People can reach the maximum heart rate on a treadmill test in differing amounts of time and still have a normal heart. Can you comment?

Cardiology: People can reach the maximum heart rate on a treadmill test in differing amounts of time and still have a normal heart. Can you comment?

Yes: Bruce protocol increases speed and incline every 3 minutes. To achieve 85pct of maximal heart rate will be dependent on your resting heart rate. 220-age -15 pct gets you at 85pct Maximal heart rate. ...Read more

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