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Echocardiogram Vs Angiogram
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
I had a positive stress echocardiogram so they told me it reflected angina but my angiogram shows no blocked arteries what does it mean?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 more
Yes: A resting echocardiogram is not the test of choice to diagnose a right coronary artery thrombosis. A CT angiogram would diagnose that, or a conventional invasive angiogram ought to elucidate that finding. This is a very specific finding. A stress echocardiogram might suggest right coronary artery insufficiency by revealing regional wall motion abnormality. See a cardiologist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5months&still feeling chest pressure and sob when exerted or resting.Evry test came back fine.This my anxiety or possible cad? (havnt had a angiogram)
Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath and chest discomfort can happen from anxiety, however complete workup is needed prior to blaming it on anxiety. A ct of chest and echocardiogram are needed to rule out various problems. Diseases of heart valve, pericardium, lung, and chest wall can produce these symptoms. Clinical acumen of an experienced of a physician can also be very helpful in settling the issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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