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Echocardiogram Vs Angiogram
Should everyone have a stress test and how long are test like stress, echocardiograms and angiograms good for? I had this complete work-up in 2008 and the impression was no visible coronary heart disease. Yet said the patient does have diastolic dysfunc
Not everyone needs: Stress test echocardiograms and angiograms give a lot of information but do not predict everybody who goes on to have disease. Not everyone has a gradual reduction in vessel size. Some people will form a clot that can occurr in minutes leading to heart attack. Keep cholesterol's under control, blood pressure monitored, diabetes treated, don't smoke and keep your weight down and should be ok. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Echo refers to reflections of sound waves, typically 0.5-10mhz, sent through a body structure, all variants of water density. Cardio refers to heart. Gram refers to a picture or graphical representation of the data. A form of us, these help see certain aspects of our hearts behavior/function, real-time in motion picture video. Quality & usefulness varies widely as ...Read more
Rate related (fast palpitations when starting to run)left bbb in 32 year old.Low cholesterol. Echocardiogram fine. Awaiting CT angiogram.Serious?
Betting you're fine: Many people are born with a left bundle branch block that means nothing. And many folks' hearts pound when they start to run. For me, the most important thing is that you're fitness-focused. The cardiology team is doing it's job and covering its bases. I'd bet on you as someone who'll be healthy into late old age. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Son, 32, has palpitations on exertion. Ecg =left bbb, normal cholesterol level and echocardiogram normal.Awaiting CT cardio angiogram.How bad? Thanks.
Stay fit: I'm simply glad he's exercising & hope he keeps it up. Many people have a left bundle branch block for no reason -- i think it's a minor developmental variant. I'm also going to assume that these are common palpitations and there's no reason to think it's a channelopathy or v-tach. Trusting he's not overdoing caffeine. I'm betting no cause will be found and that these will not be a problem. ...Read moreGet help now ›
The: Angiogram does a great job of telling us the degree of occlusion within the heart blood vessels. The echo however gives us information about the muscle and valve function. These two things together are needed for the best care. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I had a positive stress echocardiogram so they told me it reflected angina but my angiogram shows no blocked arteries what does it mean?
It means : You don't have large coronary artery disease. But the the smaller arteries not seen on angio could be ischemic and may explain your system. Or your heart condition is not not from an ischemic cause which would also explain the normal angio and abnormal echo. ...Read moreGet help now ›
An echocardiogram..?: A chest x-ray cannot by any means detect this. A rapid 32/inch ct scan can, but quite expensive and not covered by many plans. A conventional exk can find evidence for prior heart damage including an mi, but will not address current blockage. However, a stress test (ekg based), with an individual walking on a treadmill can document coronary ischemia by looking at st-segment depression. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Is there a less invasive procedure (imaging,i.e.) than angiogram to diagnose heart blood vessel blockage?
It depends: The answer is more complicated than you can imagine. It depends on the definition of "blockage", the presence or absence of symptoms and the reason for the test. A nuclear medicine stress test is the first test done if a physician suspects a patients symptoms are due to coronary disease but isn't 100% sure. It will usually give the answer. If the results are equivocal a CT angiogram will be done. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Pericarditis in july. Now feels like same but CT angiogram w contrast had no evidence of pericarditis. Does pericarditis always show on ct?
No: The ct scan is used to identify a pericardial effusion or pericardial thickening. Ct scan findings regarding pericarditis are very non- specific. An echocardiogram would be more useful, since it also shows function. ...Read moreGet help now ›
What does an echocardiogram detect? I know it’s for diagnosing heart disease, but what kind? Can it tell if I have blocked arteries or damage from a heart attack?
Echo: Echocardiogram detects how well the heart is working by calculating an ejection fraction of how much blood it is pumping out. It can also detect valve abnormalities and if certain portions of the heart are functioning properly. I will not see blocked arteries. That is a coronary angiogram. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Would the heart ultrasound and angiogram CT scan i had show if i had coroided artery disease. Blocked heart valves or structural abnormalities?
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Cardiac echo is also known as Echocardiogram. Cardiac echo is a somewhat redundant term for "echocardiogram." during this painless procedure, harmless sound waves are passed into the chest and reflected back, providing a detailed image of the heart, measures of the flow of blood within it, and information about certain structures which surround ...Read more
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