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Interpretation About Decreased Segmenters In The Blood
What does decreased count rates in the anterior septal region with small area of reversibility mean? I had the Thallium test, ekg, and echo tests .
Suggestive of ischem: A small area of anterior septal ischemia of the LV = small area of reduced blood flow at peak stress test. Few things to be mindful: Small refers to area of myocardium in jeapordy; the area mentioned in your case often is place of false + reading; LAST you need to correlate with symptoms if any and your other tests. AND Finally, before seeking therapy if any warranted, ask about COURAGE TRIAl. ...Read more
Hypertension and blindness in lateral visual fields of both eyes. The lab found elevated blood glucose and high gl. What does this mean in layman's terms?
Possible diabetes: High blood sugars (depending on the timing of when you last ate and how high the value was) most often indicate a pre-diabetic condition or diabetes. You should have yourself evaluated right away, particularly since you have eye disease. It may not be related to diabetes, but patients wtih diabetes are prone to different eye diseases. Feel better! ...Read more
All over!: The left ventricle pumps blood into the aorta. The first branches off the aorta are the left main and right coronary arteries. These arteries have branches that distribute blood all over the heart. These smaller arteries have even smaller branches called arterioles. The arterioles branch into microscopic capillaries. This network is so thorough that every heart muscle cell is close to a capillary. ...Read more
Pancreatitis will show an increased level of amylase in the blood. What is the name of this test when I inquire of the medical oncologist?
Serum amylase: Presence of amylase in serum for short period of time after pancreatitis. This process managed by gastroenterologist and not medical oncologist who manages pancreatic cancer.Le of head and body rarely associated with amylase elevations but rather CEA or Ca19.9. When pancreatitis present there is usually marked abdominal pain due to necrosis of gland whereas body tumors give back pain. ...Read more
What does this means " apicolordotic view shows increased density in the left suprahilar and linear densities in the periphery"?
What can a modest increase in plasmocytes mean when the rest of the blood count is normal? The result is 0.07 and the reference value is <0.01
Need more info: This piece of information is not useful in giving you any intelligible answer. Please have a hematologist look at the blood counts with differential. Plasmacytosis in itself associated with many disease processes. ...Read more
Msct scan, catheterization and sestamibi test results all show the blood flow in arteries. What are the main difference between these test results?
See below: Cath is the gold standard to which any procedure is compared to but is invasive. Msct is non invasive and evaluates the vessel specifically and can assess the degree of stenosis/blockage. Drawbacks include : 1)potentially higher dose of radiation but is significantly reduced at experienced centers2) overestimation of stenosis in inexp hands and artifact. Sestamibi only looks at blood flow. ...Read more
Question-results of a total body bone scan- the remainder of the axial and appendicular skeleton is without increase in activity. What is the meaning?
SPECT of the spine shows moderate increased uptake in the anterior aspect of +/- L3 and in the thoracic
vertebrae. What does this mean?
It means that: those areas of the bone have more metabolic activity than adjacent normal bone. It has to be interpreted in the context of the distribution of activity, your clinical history, and possibly other imaging studies, because based on limited nonspecific info, it could mean anything from trauma to arthritis to metastatic disease. Talk to your doc about the results. ...Read more
Depends on Gender: Red blood cell count male: 4.32-5.72 trillion cells/l female: 3.90-5.03 trillion cells/l hemoglobin male: 13.5-17.5 grams/dl female: 12.0-15.5 grams/dl in order to be accepted as blood donor hemoglobin must be greater or equal to 12.5 g/dl hematocrit male: 38.8-50.0 percent female: 34.9-44.5 percent white blood cell count 3.5-10.5 billion cells/l platelet count 150-450 billion/l. ...Read more
After taking the Persantine thallium test my dr., informed me of the following; Decreased count rate in the anterior wall; reversible ischemia;; ?
Cannot be sure it is: While decreased count in the anterior wall may be caused by ischemia( inadequate blood flow), there are frequently other causes. In females, decreased anterior wall counts may be an artifact due to the interposition of the breast between the camera and the heart. In true ischemia ,decreased count would be present only in the stress images. Please confirm this with your physician. ...Read more
More than 100: Tumor levels are in the hundreds to thousands. ...Read more
Can you have idiopathic pulmonary hypertension with normal blood oxygen levels? Does the level of oxygen in your blood correlate to the degree of PH?
Fetal heart: Oxygenated blood from the placenta returns to the heart via the umbilical vein and IVC, entering the right atrium. Some passes directly to the left atrium through foramen ovale, some to right ventricle. Most RV blood is ejected into systemic circulation via ductus arteriosis, but a small amount to fetal lungs. Left heart blood from atrium (foramen ovale and pulmonary veins) follows aorta to body ...Read more
Units per liter: The top of the reference range is set at around 40 u/l for most labs, but this should not be confused with a 'healthy range'. Most folks are well-below, and ethnicity and heredity may affect what is right for a person. The key is to know what to do with a number. The higher a person is above reference range, the more worrisome. ...Read more
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