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Can med students answer questions on healthtap, or just licensed physicians?

Can med students answer questions on healthtap, or just licensed physicians?

Licensed physicians: A select group of medical students can do the research and propose answers for questions on HealthTap. Next, their answers are verified, edited, and approved by licensed physicians on HealthTap. Finally, when such an answer is posted, an acknowledgment line appears under the answer, crediting the medical student for his assistance. HealthTap doctors enjoy mentoring medical students. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

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


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Trouble breathing, rapid heart rate, EKG revealed flattened t waves. Doc ordered echo consulted cardio who added nuclear stress test. Is this serious?

Trouble breathing, rapid heart rate, EKG revealed flattened t waves. Doc ordered echo consulted cardio who added nuclear stress test. Is this serious?

SOB : The description doesn't provide enough specific information to know the problem. There may be heart abnormalities suggested by symptoms and tests which require further investigation. You should ask the doctors with the information specific to you. ...Read more

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Cardiology question regarding pauses on holter monitor scan? Are those pvcs?

Cardiology question regarding pauses on holter monitor scan? Are those pvcs?

Pauses are not beats: Pauses noted on holter rhythm monitoring usually follow an early extra beats, which can be a PVC or a pac. The natural pacemaker or sa node is trained to compensate for early beats by inserting a pause to reset the next beat to normal timing. Pauses themselves are not felt, but the next normal beat can be experienced as a palpitation on the chest. ...Read more

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Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?

Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?

Required by law: It is required by law & insurance contracts that they have with companies & that you signed with those same companies. They need to make sure you are who you say you are & that they have proof. Also, if there is any legal question in the future, they can prove that they verified your identity. Finally, insurance companies use this info to track your health & put it into a central database. ...Read more

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Are there healthcare providers other than physicians (e.G. M.D.'s, d.O.'s) on healthtap who answer questions?

Are there healthcare providers other than physicians (e.G. M.D.'s, d.O.'s) on healthtap who answer questions?

Yes: Other professionals with doctorate degrees that are on healthtap include: dentists, oral surgeons, pharmacists, podiatrists, and clinical psychologists. They are licensed by their professions. ...Read more

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Would you do CT angiogram in 18 yr old with exertion chest pain after ecg, stressecg, 24hecg, echo, cadiac mri, cardiac angiography, all normal?

Would you do CT angiogram in 18 yr old with exertion chest pain after ecg, stressecg, 24hecg, echo, cadiac mri, cardiac angiography, all normal?

CTA : I personally would be unlikely to recommend that radiation exposure in such a patient without a strong belief there was a risk/benefit preponderance to benefit. Without more information i wouldn't predict benefit given all the other studies. ...Read more

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I volunteered for a med student, who was practicing EKGs. I'm concerned my wave activity isn't normal. Any thoughts?

I volunteered for a med student, who was practicing EKGs. I'm concerned my wave activity isn't normal. Any thoughts?

Without seeing the: EKG it is impossible to advise you. As far as I know, the only way of doing that will be to pay for an in-box consultation and upload the EKG. In general 39 yo female is unlikely to have cardiovascular disease so your EKG is probably OK. ...Read more

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Dr. Nayleh mumneh to answer- yes I have been checked for cardiac issues- had halter monitor, stress test, chest xrays, ekgs, and peek flow test done?

Dyspnea: Ok so that is ruled out, then you need to be checked for asthma, you need to see a pulmonologist or allergist and have a decent pulmonary function test, as a peak flow is only a crude measurement of lung function. ...Read more

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I volunteered for a med student, who was practicing EKGs, concerned that my wave activity isn't normal. EKG result image is in my profile. ?

I volunteered for a med student, who was practicing EKGs, concerned that my wave activity isn't normal. EKG result image is in my profile. ?

HealthTap Prime: Your profile picture is just that... your picture (a selfie taken in a mirror, I think). If you want a physician to take a look at your EKG, then upload the picture on HealthTap Prime. There's no way in this forum for us to view the EKG. ...Read more

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17 yr old palpitations... ECG, echo and stress test did not show any abnormalities. Does this rule out HCM, ARVD etc?. P.S Now doing holter monitor...

17 yr old palpitations... ECG, echo and stress test did not show any abnormalities. Does this rule out HCM, ARVD etc?. P.S Now doing holter monitor...

You're good: Glad you got to read up. The hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and ARVD are ruled out by a competent echo. Lots of folks have palpitations -- catch a run on Holter and you will know the type. If you do not get short of breath, and there are five or fewer per minute, they are usually harmless. Taking up hard-core aerobic fitness can help this and make you happier in the process. ...Read more

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17 yr old palpitations... ECG, echo and stress test did not show any abnormalities. Does this rule out HCM, ARVD etc?. P.S Now doing holter monitor..

17 yr old palpitations... ECG, echo and stress test did not show any abnormalities. Does this rule out HCM, ARVD etc?. P.S Now doing holter monitor..

The Echo will rule: out HCM but ARVD will require MRI. It is unlikely you have this. It also sounds like your health care provider is evaluating you thoroughly. Have you gone caffeine and stimulant free yet? ...Read more

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Bloodwork, xray, ekg, echo, stress test, 24hr holter. Had all these tests done and only benign arrhythmia. Does anxiety sound right? Or possible chd?

Bloodwork, xray, ekg, echo, stress test, 24hr holter. Had all these tests done and only benign arrhythmia. Does anxiety sound right? Or possible chd?

Not CHD: Missing information is what symptom prompted this extensive work-up in the first place. Assuming palpitations was the reason, the first thing to do is to better define this. Keep a log. Take your pulse every time. Record how fast, how often, how long it lasts and what happens when it stops (sudden or slows down). The answers to these questions will provide more information to start than the tests. ...Read more

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Chest Ct scan with trast,stress echo,3d echicardiogram,cardiac MRI with contrast & Ekg and blood test would this rule out CHD all normal?Done at mayo.

Chest Ct scan with trast,stress echo,3d echicardiogram,cardiac MRI with contrast & Ekg and blood test would this rule out CHD all normal?Done at mayo.

You had a thorough: evaluation for CHD, and if all of the tests were normal, you can be reassured at this time. Choose a healthy life style and your heart will continue to support you. ...Read more

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Question about medical records? Who owns them?

Question about medical records? Who owns them?

You do: The law in the us is that you own the information, the physician owns its physical form, and it can never be withheld from you. ...Read more

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What impacts doctors decision to start electronic health records implementation?

What  impacts doctors decision to start electronic health records implementation?

Govt regulation: Emr is being introduced in a phased manner- cms guidelines. All hospitals and offices are to implement electronic records. There are so many technical difficulties with these programs, but they are getting better. As of now, most doctors have not embraced them as well. ...Read more

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Any dr. At healthtap that performs needle aponeurotomy?

Any dr. At healthtap that performs needle aponeurotomy?

YEs : Needle aponeurotomy for dupuytren's disease patient handout http://www.Handctr.Com/needle-aponeurotomy-for-dupuytrens-disease-patient-handout.Html information is also available on dupuytrens disease, surgery and xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum). ...Read more

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