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Iam 60 yrs old female I had dry cough so was asked by cardiologist for echo which shows mild mr, mild to moderate tr rvsp 45mmhg, mild pah is it normal?

Iam 60 yrs old female I had dry cough so was asked by cardiologist for echo which shows mild mr, mild to moderate tr rvsp 45mmhg, mild pah is it normal?

Not normal: Pulmonary artery pressures reflect the tone and consequently the thickening of the pulm arterial blood vessels. How thickened these vessels are will determine how easy it is for oxygen to diffuse from the air sacs (alveoli) and into the pulm blood vessels (to oxygenate). Pah can thus lead to dyspnea and ultimately right heart failure. See doc. Rule out lung issues which can contribute to pah. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Progresive prod. Cough at ni8 wile sleeping with constant mild dul Lt. Chest pain 55yr, F. echo=grad1-diastoli dysfn, ecg-inferio-later ischemi. Wats Rx?

Progresive prod. Cough at ni8 wile sleeping with constant mild dul Lt. Chest pain 55yr, F. echo=grad1-diastoli dysfn, ecg-inferio-later ischemi. Wats Rx?

Consider HT consult: Some of the more common causes for a chronic nocturnal cough are: post nasal drip, GERD, cough variant asthma and CHF. There is not enough information to suggest the cause of your cough or dull chest pain. Was your chest X-ray normal? Smoker? Are you on medication? An online InBox Consultation at Health Tap may be helpful. You would upload your complete medical history and all studies done. ...Read more

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Feel heart skip a beat. Odd sensation urges me to cough. Multiple occurrences a day. Echo done years ago, fine. Same with EKG's and holters. Concern?

Feel heart skip a beat. Odd sensation urges me to cough. Multiple occurrences a day. Echo done years ago, fine. Same with EKG's and holters. Concern?

Skipped beats: Your symptoms are most likely related to PVCs (Premature Ventricular Complexes). If the workup has been negative so far, I would not be concerned unless they are becoming more frequent. You should see a cardiologist if these are frequent. ...Read more

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Palps, chestpain, left arm pain, cough. Negative ECG, echo, 7daymonitor, stressECG, MRI, X-ray. Etc. But symptoms improve with Diltiazem. What is it?

Palps, chestpain, left arm pain, cough. Negative ECG, echo, 7daymonitor, stressECG, MRI, X-ray. Etc. But symptoms improve with Diltiazem. What is it?

Head!!!: When you have a episode of palpitation go to ER or doctors office to have EKG checked if normal It might be all in the head... :) you might be suffering from anxiety disorder (perhaps too much stress in your life). Avoid caffeine and alcohol in excess. Drink plenty of fluids - remain well hydrated, exercise and eat healthy. Check thyroid hormone levels and blood work for anemia. ...Read more

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40 yr old pt w SLE and MCTD. Have just been diagnosed w PAH. On the echo the pressure in my right valve is 40 which 30 being normal. Have a severe dry cough and have shortness of breath upon exertion. I want to know how reliable the echo is in evalua

40 yr old pt w SLE and MCTD. Have just been diagnosed w PAH. On the echo the pressure in my right valve is 40 which 30 being normal. Have a severe dry cough and have shortness of breath upon exertion. I want to know how reliable the echo is in evalua

Right heart cath: An ECHO is a reasonable screening tool for people at risk of having pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) including those with Lupus, however most experts agree that a right heart catheterization should be performed if the ECHO is abnormal in to most accurately assess the valves and to assess the various pressures in the different heart vessels and heart chambers. ...Read more

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High BP, nausea, chest congestion, (no fever) difficulty breathing, cough, and dizziness when I stand up. Causes? Have an Echo in a week.

High BP, nausea, chest congestion, (no fever) difficulty breathing, cough, and dizziness when I stand up. Causes? Have an Echo in a week.

19 years old: All the symptoms you list can be caused by asthma/bronchospastic disease, which, in your age group, would be my first diagnosis. Infection or allergy can be a trigger and should be considered. Unless you have known congenital heart disease, the echo is unlikely to be revealing. Pulmonary function testing is higher yield. A chest x-ray may also help. ...Read more

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Lightheaded and tight chest with pain in my left arm. Cbc & ekgs normal. Had an echo and haven't heard back about it. Heart skips and makes me cough.

Lightheaded and tight chest with pain in my left arm. Cbc & ekgs normal. Had an echo and haven't heard back about it. Heart skips and makes me cough.

Arythmia: Please follow up with ECHO results. Maybe atrial or ventricular arrhythmia need further assessment discuss with your physician ...Read more

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Lightheaded and tight chest with pain in my left arm. Cbc & ekgs normal. Had an echo and haven't heard back about it. Heart skips and makes me cough.

Lightheaded and tight chest with pain in my left arm. Cbc & ekgs normal. Had an echo and haven't heard back about it. Heart skips and makes me cough.

Work with MD: Perhaps your doctor will give you a monitor to wear for 35 hours. That will clearly define what the skips mean. I bet they are benign. Work with your doctor ...Read more

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Feel like I have water in my lungs w/ racing/pounding heart & chest pain. Echo & chest CT clear. What is this? No cough or phlegm. Help!

Feel like I have water in my lungs w/ racing/pounding heart & chest pain. Echo & chest CT clear. What is this? No cough or phlegm. Help!

Keep getting checked: Important you keep getting the symptoms assessed. The nice thing is if all the test keep coming back normal, then you can start to rest assured that you do not have anything wrong with those things testing was done for. For example, we can assume your heart and chest are stable at this time. Some times, if all issues are stable, it may be anxiety that can cause those issues. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Having dry cough for last 2.5months. Had 12 episodes of cough syncope, losing consciousness for 2 seconds. Did all the tests related to Neuro, Cardiology, ENT & Pulmonology. Echo shows normal. HOLTER Monitor test for 24 hrs shows normal. MRI & CT

Having dry cough for last 2.5months. Had 12 episodes of cough syncope, losing consciousness for 2 seconds. Did all the tests related to Neuro, Cardiology, ENT & Pulmonology. Echo shows normal. HOLTER Monitor test for 24 hrs shows normal. MRI & CT

Unusual severity: This is unusually a severe presentation. However if nothing is found yet look for environmental allergy like inhalants such as dust molds pollens or food allergy. To learn more how to treat the foundational causes Please visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com ...Read more

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I've lost 15 pounds since march, have a cough, excess phlegm in throat. I've had pelvic and and ult, chest x-ray, echo, blood work, CT of head. What now?

I've lost 15 pounds since march, have a cough, excess phlegm in throat. I've had pelvic and and ult, chest x-ray, echo, blood work, CT of head. What now?

Weight loss: Those tests are a good start at screening for causes of weight loss. Assuming blood tests have looked for thyroid disease, diabetes, liver and kidney diseases, it would be reasonable to obtain ct scans of the chest (due to your chronic cough), abdomen and pelvis. Additionally, if those tests are unremarkable upper endoscopy then colonoscopy could be considered. ...Read more

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Woke up to a long fastrun of pac, coughed quick to stop it, felt like drums! Holter 62pac majority (couplet), 7 pvc echo mvp/trivialmr cardiac arrest?

Woke up to a long fastrun of pac, coughed quick to stop it, felt like drums! Holter 62pac majority (couplet), 7 pvc echo mvp/trivialmr cardiac arrest?

Palpitations: Likely you have a supraventricular arrhythmia amenable to vagotonic maneuvers, you need a comprehensive assessment including ECG and lab. Documentation via ambulatory 30 day /ILR may be needed. Please seek formal consultation with local electrophysiologists or via Health Tap concierge consultation ...Read more

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Had echo of heart and holter monitor in past 2 months. Past 2 days have pain when coughing under left breast and some squeezing in chest. Should I worry?

Had echo of heart and holter monitor in past 2 months. Past 2 days have pain when coughing under left breast and some squeezing in chest. Should I worry?

See your doc: Those two tests did not specifically test for blockages in arteries. Though younger women are less likely to have this, you should review any new symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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Cbc lipids chest xray EKG echo lipid test and triponin test done all came back parfect... I have post nasal drip and coughing up specs of blood?

Cbc lipids chest xray EKG echo lipid test and triponin test done all came back parfect... I have post nasal drip and coughing up specs of blood?

Hemoptysis...: Hemoptysis, or coughing blood, has many etiologies. It is usually due to bronchitis but malignancy is another possibility that needs to be ruled out. If you have ever smoked, you may need a chest cat scan to be sure there is no malignancy present. Postnatal drip can cause bronchospasm as well as blood in sputum so this needs treatment. See your doctor and discuss ct scan! ...Read more

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Swollen throat, deep echoing cough low grade fever, 1 week duration, otcs not working, 22yo/f. On vacation no pcp avail. What can I do?

Swollen throat, deep echoing cough low grade fever, 1 week duration, otcs not working, 22yo/f. On vacation no pcp avail. What can I do?

Urgent care center: You may or may not have a condition that requires antibiotics, but the easiest way to find out would be an urgent care center. Most in this area have the on site capabilities of a regular doctors office and serve patients like you on a drop in basis. ...Read more

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What is an echo test?

Sounds waves: Sounds waves are bounced over the organ being studied to get the outline on the viewing screen. ...Read more

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How does an echo function?

How does an echo function?

Bounces sound waves: An echocardiogram is simply an ultrasound. Like any other ultrasound, including those used by fishing boats, the fundamental principle is to send high-frequency sound waves into the target (heart) and measure the time it takes to return to the transducer (echo). The resulting picture is a measure of the distance traveled and the physical properties of the material it passed through. ...Read more

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How do I prepare for an echo test?

Nothing to worry: Echo is ultrasound of the heart. Can be done anytime and no need for any preparation. ...Read more

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Echo cardiograph report! 10 points!?

Echo cardiograph report! 10 points!?

Echocardiography: What is the question? Echo is noninvasive ultrasound study of the heart. It tells us about the heart valves, chamber sizes, any clots, vegetations, tumors, septal thickening, wall motion, function of the ventricles (heart failure). Also special studies can detect septal defects. ...Read more

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My ef ftp echo is 62%. Is that normal?

My ef ftp echo is 62%. Is that normal?

Normal: An ejection fraction between 50 to 75% is normal. That's the fraction of blood pumped out of your left ventricle with every beat. If you pumped 100% of the blood out of the chamber with each beat, it would take too much pressure and time to refill! ...Read more

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If I am marfanoid, should I get an echo?

If I am marfanoid, should I get an echo?

Yes: People with Marfan syndrome are at risk for serious valvular and vascular abnormalities. If you are simply "marfanoid" you need to be evaluated to determine if you may have Marfan syndrome. ...Read more

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What does and/or will an echo gram detect?

What does and/or will an echo gram detect?

Good question: Electrocardiograph shows by the use of ultrasound (like what a bat uses to see ahead) to examine & measure structure and functioning of organs like the heart & to diagnose abnormalities & diseases. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to fast before an echo test?

No.: You are not mentioning which organ is getting an "echo" test. But in any case, fasting is not required. If it is a cardiac echo, no special prep needed. If it is a uterine echo, no fasting but drinking a lot of water beforehand is recommended. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: echo?

What is the definition or description of: echo?

Echocardiogram: An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen on a video screen. ...Read more

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What we do for 2d echo for my wife age 49year old?

What we do for 2d echo for my wife age 49year old?

Echocardiogram: Both radiologists and cardiologists can perform echocardiograms, at least here in the states. I don't know about the philippines. Ask your family doc for appropriate referral to someone s/he trusts. ...Read more

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What does mv insufficiency mean for a diagnosis to do a echo?

Leaky valve: When your heart pumps blood, the mitral valve closes, and blood is pumped out an open aortic valve. If you mitral valve shows 'insufficiency', there is some degree of leak allowing blood to be pumped back up to the. And function. Talk to your doc about your particular diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is LVPW thickening 24.3% normal. How is this interpreted on an echo?

Is LVPW thickening 24.3% normal. How is this interpreted on an echo?

Complex Question.: We need to see the echocardiogram report & go over any symptoms that you might be experiencing in order to interpret the echocardiogram IN CONTEXT. (An isolated number rarely means anything). The LV Posterior Wall (LVPW) % thickening is an "M-mode" measurement that compares LVPW thickness in systole vs diastole. 24% to 80% thinning is considered to be within reference. Use HealthTap Prime or TTYD. ...Read more