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Ecg Made Easy Online
Brand?: Brand and model? Generally, these aren't available for purchase to patients. They're expensive and usually lent by doctors' offices and hospitals. ...Read more
Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more
What do Dr think about the new Alivecor mobile ECG available without a prescription can this help someone catch possible heart arrhythmia? Worth buy
Not the best: At best, online tests for depression are only useful for screening depressive symptoms...And that is if you happen to stumble across a well researched one. The best way to determine if you have depression is to visit with a psychologist or psychiatrist since there are different types of depression, which have different causes, and require different treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Calories burned, is it all voodoo? HR monitor, Elliptical, and online calculators differ by up to 50%. Is one more accurate? I'm 250 lbs, FFM 180 lbs
Beware the machines: While exercise machines attempt to alert users of calories burned and wattage acheived, the reality is unless in a sport medicine clinic, you probably are not getting accurate results. I am a strong proponent of regular exercise, and then increasing intensity and duration as tolerated. However, it is what you put in your body that is going to make the biggest difference to your fitness goals. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can doctors here review EKG ECG stripes and their data from a portable one to try to interpret them and give a patient some idea abouthis heart rhythm?
Possible: It is possible, depending on quality of rhythm strip. ...Read more
Yes: If it has a good reputation, they use the same medications world wide. Most medications are actually made overseas. You still need a regular prescription from your doctor. ...Read more
It Shouldn't Exist: The beauty of an inr is that it is independent of the specific lab and reagent used for the test. A quick test (tf plasma activation) varies within the same patient from lab to lab, so each lab obtains their own "control correction factor" to generate inrs. There is no single conversion value for this reason. You need the control values from your specific lab. ...Read more
Is fibrosure test accurate? Caffeine breath test? -liver damage. Fibrosure you can get tests done and send to company for results - not in us though?
Fibrospect/Fibrosure: It is a surrogate test for determination of scar tissue in the liver (fibrosis). Tests are processed in the United States. They reliable at both end of the spectrum. If low means little or no fibrosis in the liver and if high, there is already cirrhosis of the liver. The in-bnetween values are harder to precise and a liver biopsyu may still be needed. ...Read more
Non prescription: Amlactin makes a variety of products which do not require a prescription. You can get them at your local drugstore - chemist to you. The manufacturer has a website which lists places to buy. http://amlactin.com/. ...Read more
Specific measure?: The doppler M-mode may give information about structure, dimensions and motion. Is there a specific finding you want to discuss? ...Read more
Online Prescription: I would not recommend that.Get a more detailed answer ›
Looking at becoming an cardiac echo tech. Are there many jobs out there? Good schools in socal? Looking to make a decent living. Ekg tech maybe?
Good idea: An echo tech is a good job and can make a decent living. Ekg tech won't do much for you-it's not a sole position; you'd have to do other things and it doesn't pay. Consider school to become a pacemaker tech - they do very well and the demand for trained people is increasing as device use is on the rise. ...Read more
At this point, how valuable is genetic testing for TRD, really? Quick scan of the internet yielded competing answers (from yes to no to inconclusive)
Help please! is the noninvasive prenatal paternity bloodtest with 317.000 genetic markers from natera reliable/ accurate? Can i trust the outcome?
Website : The company website states a 99.9% accuracy. Yesterday when you asked though you mentioned the results were "indeterminate". ...Read more
Miglitol: There are many sources for Miglitol listed on google, but i'd advise against purchasing from an unknown source, especially one outside of the us where drugs quality control may be lax. Check with your local pharmacies for best price or consider a trusted mail-order pharmacy like aarp. ...Read more
Is accuracy of DVT detection using US below knee really 50-80%? Read about 200 medical journal articles dating 1975-2013 and all say US unreliable
You Got Kneesles?: 200?? Yikes. I must remind you that probably 50-80% (my guess) of studies are probably unreliable. Better to check for the best 20 studies and use them. Check their methods, power, inclusion and exclusion criteria, etc. But aside from that (and your wasted time) from what I know, your conclusion is still probably correct. Until the clot extends up into the larger veins above the knee, it's hard to tell. ...Read more
What blood pressure is most accurate to buy ? I was going to buy omron series 10 is that good buy?
No single best cuff: Bicep/arm cuffs tend to be more accurate than wrist versions. There's no single best brand altho you can check out http://goo.gl/XJGrnf & http://goo.gl/pf4DkL for some recommendations. Best advice is to measure after at least 5min sitting w/feet flat on floor at rest. Average 3 readings 5min apart. Then bring your BP monitor to your FamilyDoc to compare to his/her monitor w/o changing position btw ...Read more