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Chest X Ray Vs Echocardiogram
Chest x-Ray, echocardiogram, complete. Docs couldn't find anything wrong with chest discomfort. Do I need to see a GI for acid or GERD issue? BP good.
Change diet: If u have ongoing chest/ stomach disconfort and in general healthy (CXR ok and heart ok), most likeli your nutrition need attention., Eliminate " toxic" food as processed food, sodas, pizza. Fast food. Eat small servings every 2-3 hours (fresh produce, YOGURT, KEFIR. W fresh fruit, Fish, chicken, nuts. Water as main drink, moderate with alcohol, . DON'T eat heavy before bed! Get BMI <25. ...Read more
A chest x-ray is the basic radiographic study for evaluation of the heart and lungs. It usually consists of 2 views: postero-anterior and lateral. The image is now usually acquired digitally with the sensor placed against the front of the chest for the pa view and on the left side of the chest for the lateral view. Pneumonia, heart enlargement, CHF and many other ...Read more
Wouldn't a echocardiogram show early heart failure? Also wouldn't a stethoscope and chest X-ray show copd?
No...: An echocardiogram will not show the fluid in the lungs so it will not diagnose early heart failure. Copd, by definition, has chronic airways obstruction which is diagnosed via pulmonary function testing. This is the only way to differentiate COPD from asthma, both of which can give the same stethoscope and x-ray findings. ...Read more
My boyfriend has went to the er twice had echocardiogram twice and ct scan and chest X-ray that came out normal. He has pains in his chest and upper c?
If the tests you mentioned were normal the pain is likely not due to his heart. Other organs in the chest include muscles/bones/esophagus. Would recommend for you bf to see a primary doctor to help further evaluate his symptoms. ...Read more
Is an echocardiogram stress test EKG and Chest X Ray enough to discard any heart related problem such as heart failure?
Yes: Yes, it will rule it out with good confidence ...Read more
Is doing an ecg, blood test, chest x-ray, and echocardiogram enough to find a pulmonary blood clot?
Echocardiogram, cardiac stress test, Coronary CTA, chest X-Ray... Do these tests rule out structural heart disease? What can cause NSVT if all normal?
Transthoracic echocardiogram, chest x ray, renal sonogram, lots of blood work by hematologist, lupus test found nothing after splenic infarct. Am I ok?
Splenic infarct: You have a lot of normal tests. This is a good thing. You should discuss with your doctor (s) who know you best what their impression is. ...Read more
I am due for an echocardiogram test in 2 days. How accurate are they in comparison to ecgs and chest x rays? What conditions can they detect?
Echocardiogram: An echocardiogram uses sound waves to produce images of your heart. It is used in the diagnosis and management of patients with any suspected or known heart diseases. It creates ultrasound images of heart structures including the heart muscle itself as well as valves. Doppler waves evaluate blood flow throughout the heart. This is additional information cxr and ecgs do not provide. ...Read more
Yes,: But those tests do not evaluate the coronary arteries. ...Read more
I'm 23 I have GAD depression and anxiety I've had 13 Ekgs an echocardiogram chest xray all fine but I still think something is wrong with my heart?
Given you age as well as your GAD, it is unlikely that your chest discomfort is due to your heart. You have also had a pretty extensive work up for such a young person. Please seek help with cognitive behavioral therapy as well as maybe medication.
Wish you the best. ...Read more
Can shortness of breath be a result of allergies even if you aren't weezing? Clear chest xray/EKG in Dec and normal echocardiogram a year ago? Anxiety?
I've had EKG, troponin, d dimer, and chest xray. Echocardiogram monday, tilt table test in 2 wks. Enough to say healthy heart? Do I need stress test?
Testing: Without knowing symptoms or indication we are unable to answer your question ...Read more
Chest pains! Xray, CT scan, bloodwork, holter monitor, echocardiogram, echo stress test and EKG normal?! what can it be? Pain don't get worse when pressed
Esophageal spsm/GERD: All the tests you have had it rules out heart or lung pathology. It can be due to esophageal spasm, gastroesophageal reflux with or without esophagitis or due to costochondritis.Get a gastro enterolist consult and endoscopy to rule out GI causes or a trial of ppis like Omeprazole etc. Costochondritis may respond to non steroidal meds like Naproxen sodium. ...Read more
Clot in lung: Pulmonary clots can be very dangerous, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Common TB comes in two varities In children primary TB shows up as enlarged mediastinal nodes, pneumonia, and pleural fluid on chest xray. With healing of TB get Ghon complex of calcified nodule in lung and calcified node in mediatinum. Secondary TB usually occurs later in life with reinfection with pulmonary and pleural changes in upper part of the chest. Exposure to TB can be without xray change ...Read more
If you mean compared:
To a prior chest xray, it could be due to infections or other lung diseases during the interval between the x-rays, leading to some scarring.
Alternatively, the radiologist that read this xray may have been more impressed with some areas of scarring and mentioned it in the report, but it was there before, and not new. ...Read more
Yes, you: Can see the bones of the thoracic spine, although it is not the optimal means to evaluate them. ...Read more
Many sources...: Many medical conditions can cause spots to form on lungs. The most common in the US include prior tuberculosis infection and/or prior histoplasmosis infection (a fungal infection). These spots may be called "nodules" by your doctor. If they are small (less than 8 mm) they may be followed over time with repeat/serial scans of the chest. If in 2 years they do not change they are benign. ...Read more
What symptoms: If you were having chest pain and had normal results you probably at your age have no cardiac issue You still could have heart burn, gastritis, reflux, gallbladder issues etc. Which could be causing pain If you have continued pain go and be seen again for another evaluation ...Read more