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What are the differences between a cardiac intervention and a cardiac diagnostic procedure?

What are the differences between a cardiac intervention and a cardiac diagnostic procedure?

In a diagnostic : procedure, they are just trying to figure out if there is a problem and what it is. In an intervention, they are trying to fix a problem, like a blockage in an artery, for instance. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What is the diagnostic procedure for identifying a grade iii/iv systolic ejection murmur?

What is the diagnostic procedure for identifying a grade iii/iv systolic ejection murmur?

Diagnostic procedure: For older cardiologists like me physical exam after history often tells us what the cause and relative severity of the systolic murmurs is. The first test we generally order specific to the 'murmur' is the echocardiogram, this generally gives a very good indication of the valve problem and its severity. If necessary we might go on to other testing such as cardiac catheterization. ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine cause, if possible
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Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
Daily
Ease back into activity. Don't overdo it!
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Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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Is there any clinical diagnostic procedure that can be done on the patient to check if he has depression 100%.

Is there any clinical diagnostic procedure that can be done on the patient to check if he has depression 100%.

DSM: To be diagnosed with Major Depression, you will need to meet a set of criteria for the disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). You will also undergo a physical exam and tests to rule out medical causes of your depression. ...Read more

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How will a urologist find out if my cremaster muscle is damaged or if there is any wear or tear? What procedure will he follow?

How will a urologist find out if my cremaster muscle is damaged or if there is any wear or tear? What procedure will he follow?

Cremaster muscle !: This small muscle is responsible for elevating the testis. if you are touched on the inner side of the thigh, the testicle will rise on that side. This is the simplest and most accurate test. The test is employed in the more general sense to test for neurological conditions, there are no known diseases of the cremaster muscle per se. I wonder why you ask? ...Read more

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Is it true that a surgical procedure on the calf is thebest way to help tight calf muscles?

Is it true that a surgical procedure on the calf is thebest way to help tight calf muscles?

No: There are a number of ways to help tight calf muscles. Stretching and medications, multiple different types of therapies should all be attempted prior to surgery. If your calves do not respond to other modalities, completely refractory, at that point, surgery becomes the best, and last option. ...Read more

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What is a diagnostic procedure that involves tissue removal sample?

A biopsy: A biopsy is a procedure to remove a small piece of tissue that is then examined by a pathologist to come up with a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Relating to a diagnostic procedure what does the term sensitivity mean?

See below: Sensitivity is the chance of getting a positive test in someone who has the disease. For example, if you have 100 people with a strep throat who get a throat swab, and 95 of those throat swabs are positive, that throat swab test has a sensitivity of 95%. Notice that a sensitivity of 95% means that 5 out of 100 who have a strep throat would be falsely negative on the throat swab. ...Read more

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What diagnostic procedure would you expect prior to direct current cardioversion?

What diagnostic procedure would you expect prior to direct current cardioversion?

Depends: This would not apply to an emergency situation. Obviously, an electrocardiogram is done in all patient requiring cardioversion. Also, echocardiogram in most. Additional studies may be done based on situation/diagnosis. For example, in patients with atrial fibrillation, a transesophageal echocardiogram maybe needed. ...Read more

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What is screening vs diagnostic procedure?

What is screening vs diagnostic procedure?

Excellent question!: Screening means checking for something when you don't have any symptoms (e.g., screening mammograms). Diagnostic procedures are done in order to figure out what is causing some problem (e.g., mammograms to see what is causing a breast lump). A list of needed screenings by age can be found in an iphone app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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Which is a better diagnostic procedure a digital mammogram or sonogram?

Which is a better diagnostic procedure a digital mammogram or sonogram?

Digital mammogram: For general screening, mammograms, while imperfect, remain the best tool and digital mammograms are better at "seeing through" breast tissue. A mammogram is more likely to miss cancers in women with dense breast tissue and young women. Ultrasound is most often used with mammogram either to help characterize abnormalities seen on mammogram or to aid in finding abnormalities in dense breast tissue. ...Read more

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Why is doctor planning to do laproscopy as diagnostic procedure for ectopic pregancy?

Why is doctor planning to do laproscopy as diagnostic procedure for ectopic pregancy?

To keep you safe: Ectopic pregnancies are somtimes hard to locate. They also are life-threatening if not caught in time. Your doc has probably determined that it is safer to perform a laparoscopic procedure to visually evaluate your pelvic organs, make sure an ectopic is identified early & treated if needed. A salpingostomy can be performed (open the tube & remove the ectopic) which spares your tube if undamaged. ...Read more

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What is a surgical procedure called that allows muscles and nerves to be regrown by stem cells?

What is a surgical procedure called that allows muscles and nerves to be regrown by stem cells?

Biocellular Therapy: Uses biologics (from platelets or bone marrow) mixed with cellular source (fat) to obtain the stroma carrying a variety of stem/stromal cells helpful for healing. This mixture is often guided by ultrasound to insure exact placement into tissues that are damaged or diseased. Minimally invasive, using microcannulas (lipoaspirating) on small syringes to obtain the adipose cells. ...Read more

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What is the procedure pelvic muscle rehab for urge incontinence?

What is the procedure pelvic muscle rehab  for urge incontinence?

Pelvic Floor Rehab: A specialized physical therapy rehab program usually performed by female physical therapists for female patients. The therapists have specialized training to identify insufficient muscle strength or muscle coordination. The use of deep heat modalities may help if increased tone of muscles that are not coordinated. Biofeedback allow you to understand which exercises fire which muscles. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cardiac intervention and a cardiac diagnostic procedure?

What is the difference between a cardiac intervention and a cardiac diagnostic procedure?

Reconnaissance: A cardiac diagnostic procedure is a reconnaissance mission to find out what's wrong. A cardiac intervention is used to fix it. Intervention usually consists of angioplasty (balloon dilitation) with or without placement of a stent in the dilated coronary artery. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between an cardiac intervention and a cardiac diagnostic procedure?

Please help! what is the difference between an cardiac intervention and a cardiac diagnostic procedure?

Army?: It's like reconnaissance versus "search and destroy" missions. Diagnostic invasive procedures or heart caths inject dye down the artery to see the problem. Intervention means they've put a wire and balloon (usually followed by a stent) as well down the artery to "intervene" and fix the problem. ...Read more

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During an ncs test is it a normal procedure that the dr massage the muscles roughly? During the test?It happened to me.Was very painful.

During an ncs test is it a normal procedure that the dr massage the muscles roughly? During the test?It happened to me.Was very painful.

Rough No massage yes: It is a technique some times done to warm the muscle in order to get more precise readings. My practice uses warming pads as we find it is more tolerable to most patients. Overall, this is an uncomfortable test and is often coupled with electromyography which can also be uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Liposuction and exercise? I just got liposuction done on my abdomen. I would like to keep the weight off through exercise, how long do I have to wait after the initial procedure to begin a work out? Also should I be doing crunches and muscle toning, basic

Liposuction and exercise? I just got liposuction done on my abdomen. I would like to keep the weight off through exercise, how long do I have to wait after the initial procedure to begin a work out? Also should I be doing crunches and muscle toning, basic

I : I permit my patients to walk as much as they wish beginning on the day of surgery. While this is not as time efficient as more strenuous exercise, it is sufficient enough that many people keep fit and lose weight with walking as their sole fitness modality. Depending upon the actual patient and procedure, i will usually decide at the one week post-op visit to begin back to the pre-operative exercise regimen, with the expectation that the patient will be able to do as much as he or she did before surgery by one month or sooner from the procedure date. ...Read more

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Is the CT scan the best choice for diagnostic procedure for cva?

Is the CT scan the best choice for diagnostic procedure for cva?

Yes and No: Ct scan is usually done first because it's quick and informative. However, MRI is superior at evaluating stroke. ...Read more