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Palpitations: You are having palpitations, which can be caused by many things, including thyroid issues, anxiety, arrhythmias, caffeine, hypoglycemia, among many other things. You need to be evaluated both with blood tests and possibly with a 24 hour monitor called a holter monitor to see what the heart is doing during these episodes from an electrical standpoint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I be concerned for my daughters ultrasound results? A bright spot was found on the heart ventricle?
Not usually: Sometimes the "bright spot" is an incidental finding - in fact, often it is non-specific, meaning not clinically significant. Discuss with your cardiologist to review how to best follow-up/monitor. ...Read more
I read articles saying premature birth can change heart ventricle size/function. My EKGs & stress test were good. 7 weeks early, do I need more tests?
No: That article does not apply to every child born prematurely. If you do not have problems and your tests are good then there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Unfit. Male 22. Will excercise bike 20 minutes a day at 125bpm increase heart left ventricle and improve efficiency after 6 months?
Yes: This amount of activity will benefit you, given your doctor clears you (if you have any health current health issues). ...Read more
Many places: That is a difficult question to answer, because so many institutions do not report their results to the public. When deciding on this, one should ask the surgical team what their results are for a given condition. However, the results not only depend on the surgeon, but on the medical team, including nursing care, intensivists, respiratory therapists, and cardiologists. ...Read more
Riley: In indiana, there is a highly respected children's hospital with a high quality congenital heart center in indianapolis. Congenital heart centers are the typical homes for experts in the care of people with single ventricle. The name of the hospital is riley children's hospital, associated with the university of indiana. ...Read more
Yes: it is possible to see a portion of the ventricles, but there is very limited ability to specifically assess the ventricles on an abdominal US. Assessing the heart is, generally, not within the scope of an abdominal ultrasound. The heart will not be commented on, or imaged, unless a gross abnormality is noticed incidentally during the exam. ...Read more
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