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How common is it for someone to need a holter monitor?

How common is it for someone to need  a holter monitor?

Holter monitor: It depends on the patient's symptoms and the frequency that they occur. Holter monitors are useful for picking up arrhythmias that occur on a frequent, usually daily basis since the monitor is in place for 24-48 hours. Arrhythmias that occur less frequently are better detected with a 30 day ambulatory event monitor. ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Liberman
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Holter Monitor (Definition)

Period of continuous recording of ones hear beat on a recorder and ...Read more


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How common is it for someone to need a cardiac event monitor?

How common is it for someone to need  a cardiac event monitor?

Depends: This is not an uncommon test ordered. It is used to see if any cardiac arrhythmia is associated with symptoms you are having. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a neck cta?

How common is it for someone to need a neck cta?

CTA of the neck: Cta of the neck is usually done to evaluate arteries in the the neck. Usually the carotid or vertebral arteries. Most common reason is to evaluate narrowing in there arteries. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a video fluoroscopy?

How common is it for someone to need a video fluoroscopy?

Difficult 2 swallow?: Video fluoroscopy is usually ordered in the setting of having difficulty swallowing or aspiration. Sometimes this happens following a stroke. Usually a speech therapist and radiologist perform the study together with the speech therapist giving liquids and solids of varying consistency. The images are analyzed for normal swallowing mechanism and to exclude aspiration (food/liquid entering airway). ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a hysterosalpingography?

How common is it for someone to need a hysterosalpingography?

Very Common: Hysterosalpingography or hsg is still one of the first tests of infertility for all women. This test helps to determine whether the fallopain tubes are open and whether the uterine cavity is normal. Traditionally it is performed using x-rays and a contrast dye. Recently I have been using a new device (femvue) to inject saline with air bubbles and use ultrasound to determine if they are open. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a thyroidectomy?

How common is it for someone to need a thyroidectomy?

Common: In this day & age where people are getting imaging studies more frequently, "incidental" thyroid nodules are found more easily, leading to more biopsy and more surgery. Approx 50, 000 new thyroid cancer cases are expected in 2011 resulting in approx 2000 deaths. The decision to proceed with surgery depends on discussion between you and your treating physicians (surgeon, pcp & endocrinologist). ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a myomectomy?

How common is it for someone to need a myomectomy?

Very Common: Many women have fibroids. Some women don't have problems from fibroids, but other women have painful periods, heavy bleeding, pelvic pressure, pain with sex, or infertility. The only way to remove fibroids is surgery and so myomectomy is very common. Myomectomy can be done in different ways so not every surgery is the same. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need an endoscopy?

How common is it for someone to need an endoscopy?

Depends: In asia, every patient over the age of 40 routinely undergoes endoscopy due to the high incidence of stomach cancer. In the United States where the stomach cancer is much less common, patients only do endoscopy if they have symptoms like acid reflux, weight loss, gastrointestinal bleeding, food getting caught or a strong family history of stomach cancer.. ...Read more

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Who can give you a holter monitor? Is it only doctors?

Who can give you a holter monitor? Is it only doctors?

Cardiologist is Best: I believe in certain areas a Holter Monitor test can be ordered by some well-trained non physicians. The results and what they tell your medical professional can be very specific and errors in care could have a dramatic negative impact on you!! The basic interpretation will come from the Cardiologist (M.D.) who reports the results in writing. Be certain to get personal answers from your doctor!! ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a splenectomy?

How common is it for someone to need  a splenectomy?

Not too common: Removal of the spleen is generally reserved for conditions such as trauma or accident with spleen rupture. Other conditions could be from disease called itp causing low platelets. There are some rare lymphoma cancers than may need splenectomy. Also rarely is severe spleen enlargement from uncommon blood or bone marrow disorders. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a bladder biopsy?

How common is it for someone to need a bladder biopsy?

Common for ? cancer: Bladder biopsy is necessary in all cases of suspected or proven bladder tumors. Suspected by abnormal appearing area/s or lesions in bladder lining. Necessary to make complete diagnosis when tumor is found by cystoscopy, ultrasound, ct or mri. Pathology of biopsy specimen helps to identify + grade type + severity of malignancy. As well as degree of invasion (stageing). Necessary to plan treatment. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need an ostomy?

How common is it for someone to need an ostomy?

Not uncommon: It isn't terribly uncommon, as used with a variety of bowel illnesses/injuries. It is frequently and interval solution during healing or other treatments until it is possible to rejoin the bowel. On most cases it is temporary, but in certain cases it can be long term or permanent. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a tonsilectomy?

How common is it for someone to need a tonsilectomy?

Not common anymore.: Tonsillectomy used to be so common that the family practitioner did it in children in the office, give them ice cream and send them home. Since the 60's, was understood that tonsils are important lymph tissue, that drains uris. Now there needs to be defined indication to do it, such as 3 significant strep infections over 1-2 years. So, an infection disease or ENT expert should be in the decision. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a complete blood count?

How common is it for someone to need a complete blood count?

Very: We do cbcs routinely, looking for anemia, signs of infection, drug side effects, clues about blood cancers, bruising issues and it helps also to find closet alcohol drinkers who deny it! ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need an episiotomy?

How common is it for someone to need  an episiotomy?

Episiotomy: Episiotomy is a procedure done at the time of delivery to facilitate the process. It is done for several reasons and is a judgement call by the delivering physician done at the time of delivery. Here in new jersey, the average rate can be anywhere between 3% - 30%. I would pressume that approximately 10-15% of women will get an episiotomy during a vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need an open heart surgery?

How common is it for someone to need an open heart surgery?

Not too common: Thankfully not too common -- there is proper evaluation beforehand to see if heart surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need an endometrial biopsy?

How common is it for someone to need an endometrial biopsy?

Biopsy: Endometrial biopsy is an office procedure to determine a possible cause of a woman's irregular or a heavy period. It is usually done in an office and do not require anesthesia. If your doctor wants to rule out a possible malignant process, a biopsy is usually done. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a drug abuse related arrythmia to convert to a regular heart rate?

How long is it supposed to it take for a drug abuse related arrythmia to convert to a regular heart rate?

No answer: There is no specific "drug abuse related arrhythmia". More details are needed to answer this question. Sounds like a specific diagnosis is needed. ...Read more