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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Is MRI is invasive procedure? Ct scan/mri which is invasive? What r other invasive diagnostic procedure?
As a diagnostic procedure, a catheter (thin tube) can be inserted into a heart chamber and the pressures there, true?
You've described a "heart catheterization" exactly as it would appear on the consent form!
(i know you've run out of room: the rest of the line is, "and the pressures are measured there."). ...Read more