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How To Echo An Obese Patient
Is svt episode that happens once a month and lasts 20-30 seconds 160bpm dangerous in a 17 year old patient with normal ekg and echo?
Not: That would be a nuisance but not dangerous. There are medications and procedures which could help to control it. It would be helpful to see the EKG during the episode. You should see a cardiologist. ...Read more
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more
Left arm pain & strong or fast heart beat that come and go did echo ECG stress blood tests everything ok what can cause the pain im obese 23 y old?
Pinched nerve: Because patients having cardiac problems can have these symptoms, you should have this ruled out. But the most common cause is an irritation of a nerve in the neck by a bone spur or herniation that can cause pain or numbness that runs down the arm into the hand. An MRI can usually show the cause of the problem if it does not resolve. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get accurate results from heart echo without patient turning on side? I went from 30% to 63% without any changes in meds in 3 months.
Why is there fat bias when an ors treats a slim patient differently from an obese patient with the same injury.
Perhaps: I can't speak for everyone but justifiably or not some healthcare providers may well feel that at least a part of the injury might have been sustained due to obesity's effect on one's body. It is also likely that it is harder to examine an obese person than a normal-weight one. On the other hand, it may also be your own perception . If you are obese, losing weight can only help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What information does a 2d echo give ....what does a doctor look at in the 2d echo test that convinces him to take the patient for an angiogram?
You have obese 55 y old patient with htn and BP average 140 /90 but no spike above 155/90, how many and what BP medicine would you put him on. ?
None: Everybody wants a pill these days. I would get him to commit to regular moderate exercise and weight loss. Have him see a nutritionist. Also see if sleep apnea needs to be excluded. He won't like you in the beginning but it is the right thing to do and he may thank you in the end for saving his life. ...Read more
ECHO is also known as 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 ...Read more
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