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Refers to EKG change: Refers to changes seen on the EKG of a person suffering a "transmural" heart attack. I.E., in cases where a coronary artery becomes suddently completely occluded by a clot, cutting off blood flow to the entire thickness of the heart muscle in the wall supplied by the artery, a portion of the EKG called the "st segment" rises substantially. This is the basis of immediate diagnosis of a heart attack. ...Read more
St elevations refers to a finding on an electrocardiogram, wherein the trace in the st segment is abnormally high above the isoelectric line.
Ekg st segment elevation is usually attributed to impending infarction, but can also be due to pericarditis or vasospastic (variant) angina and early repolarization. In some healthy young adults, a form of st elevation can be normal. ...Read more
Haven't heard of it: Haven't heard of elevation changes causing changes in one's menstrual cycle. However, humans and animals are affected by the amount of sunlight they get, so there might be hormonal differences that occur if there is a big difference in sunlight (above fog/smog/clouds vs. Below fog/smog/clouds, or being indoors most of the time vs. Being outdoors most of the time) after a woman changes elevations. ...Read more
ESR reflects: The magnitude of inflammatory process in your body. Minor elevations are not a cause for concern. Stress, exercise & smoking may cause this subtle elevations. Serious medical conditions like malignancy, heart attack & stroke can cause higher elevations. Check online for more info. God bless you! ...Read more
For the past 2 years my absolute lymphs have shown an elevation of 4.1 but everything else has been in normal range. What could this be?
It's just you: If they're normally formed, don't give it another thought. The usual reference range is up to around 3.5, and you know that these are set so that a few percent of healthies will fall outside on either end. I'm betting that's you. Be glad for good health and best wishes. ...Read more
In ab recent chest ex ray, the diagnosis stated "there is some elevation of the right hemidiaphram "what does this mean in laymen terms?
One side higher: When looking at the film, normally the diaphragm appears almost straight across. In this case, the right side appears higher (pushed into the chest) more than expected. ...Read more
Going to tahoe for 2 nights, roughly 7k ft elevation. I am accustomed to living close to sea level. Any steps I should take before/during/after trip?
Probably not: That is a change in altitude, though keeping yourself hydrated will often relieve any problems with altitude. That is not high enough to cause altitude sickness. ...Read more
Skipped rope intensely then got pain in my right medial maleolus. It's been a week with icing and elevation but pain won't go. What's wrong what to do
Get checked: It should have been better by now, I would see you doctor to have evaluation and possibly xray. ...Read more
Heart Muscle Damage: Troponin I and t are biomarkers that are very sensitive and specific for heart muscle damage (heart attack). When these are elevated, they usually (but not always) indicated a heart attack. There are some exceptions, so you should speak with a physician to clarify this issue. ...Read more
The BUN is usually 10 times the creatinine. When the creatinine goes up, the BUN goes up similarly to roughly keep this proportion, in most kidney disease states.
The notable exception is when the creatinine goes up say by 20% to 1.2, but the BUN goes up *5 to 50. This strongly suggests a pre-renal state, commonly dehydration.
Mild elevations of BUN with normal creatinines aren't of concern. ...Read more
Respiratory: Alkalosis by increasing ventilation reducing carbon dioxide ...Read more
Same/same/different: "pyrexia" and "fever" are 2 words for the same thing. In the U.S. We tend to say "fever, " while "pyrexia" is often used in the U.K. And in places where medical terminology is influenced by british usage. "temperature elevation" is less specific. You can have an elevated temperature that doesn't meet the criteria for fever. ...Read more
I'm 6 month's pregnant... I have to go get my fiance up in a high elevation. I was wondering that bad?
PG & high altitude: Pregnancy at high altitude can be challenging for the fetus as the percentage of oxygen in the atmosphere drops considerably above the 5000 and up foot level. As the oxygen levels decline the amount of oxygen transfer to the fetus declines with resultant uterine cramping and contractions with ;possible early labor & delivery. NICU units (except Colorado & Utah) are usually not present. ...Read more
Had blood tests. CK came back elevated at 406. Normal below 160. Could working out cause this elevation?
Yes: A vigorous workout can raise skeletal muscle cpk (or CK as it is also known).CPK is derived from cardiac muscle, skeletal muscle, and brain tissue. Specific blood tests can differentiate the three different types (called isoenzymes) and can therefore, establish the origin of the CPK elevation. ...Read more
Is a rSr' pattern in V1 and V2 with no mention of ST elevation possible indicative of Brugada syndrome?
This is not a sign of Brugada Syndrome at all!
I'm 6 month's pregnant... I have to go get my fiance up in a high elevation. I was wondering if that bad?
My ca15-3 was 13 last year and is 17 yesterday, I have a general infection, could this be the cause of elevation?
CA15.3: Why do you check CA 15.3? It is a tumor antigen used to monitor treatment response in advanced breast cancer. It is sensitive but not specific. It can be elevated in non-breast cancers as well as in some benign conditions (liver disease, chronic inflammation, etc). There is no direct association with infections. Value ...Read more
I recently moved to a new town. I never had to wear deodorant. Now I start smelling midday. Is it the water? Air? Elevation?
Astt 88 ALT 188 non smoker occasional drinker 50 yo female on statins. Any other cause for the elevation? Never been elevated before
Combination: It may be a combination of factors. Discuss with your pcp. He may suggest some other tests, including an ultrasound of your liver. ...Read more