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Is It A Common To Have The Perfusion Scan After The Angiogram Of The Heart
2 different exams: Angiogram involves injection intravenously of contrast and radiographic (x-ray imaging) of chambers of heart, coronary arteries, great vessels. Ct angiogram involves injection of contrast and cross sectional imaging of these cardiovascular structures. Myocardial perfusion scan involves injection of isotope that shows myocardium looking for perfusion defects, ischemia and infarct. ...Read more
I'm 21 year old male and i had various ٍecgs and a heart perfusion scan + a stress test all came back normal is it enough to say my heart is good?
Glad to hear: You are being followed by your doc. Stick close to him/her. I see that you also have an anxiety disorder which means it may be difficult for you to relax and enjoy the good news of your test results. Life does not give any of us 100 % guarantee. A mental health professional can help you deal w/your anxiety and feel better. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Iv just had a stress myocardial perfusion scan to see if blood is pumping around my heart properly, are there any side affects after having this?
Only if...: Your kidney function is already abnormal. The iodine dye used can cause "contrast induced nephropathy", but usually only if you have decreased kidney function already. Increasing fluid volume before and after exposure markedly reduces the chances of this, so don't go in dehydrated, but no water for 4 hours before the scan, anything else for 6 hours before. They should give you I.V. Fluids after. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
43 yr male having heart attack symptoms since 1 yr.all tests show normal result! (Angiogram,echocardiac,Chest scan,bloodtests,brain MRI).wat can it be
History of family heart disease. Some mild symptoms myself,age 47. Should I do CT scan or angiogram ? Different docs say different plans. Confused!
Would the heart ultrasound and angiogram CT scan i had show if i had coroided artery disease. Blocked heart valves or structural abnormalities?
I'm on roprol for tachycardia and high bld press. I've had many ekgs. A heart ultra sound. Multiple holster monitors and an event monitor for over a month and a CT scan angiogram, everything was normal. Every time i stand up i black out for a few seconds
See MD: Or get 2nd opinion. You could have pots! ...Read more
Can a heart scan CT calcium score show the presence of soft plaque in the arteries. If not, can an CT angiogram sans catheter do the job?
Yes: Soft plaque does contain calcium, so it will elevate the calcium score. CTA can estimate (key word: estimate) the degree of blockage. Researchers have tried to make predictive instruments that incorporate calcium scores. Check this one out sponsored by the NIH: http://www.mesa-nhlbi.org/Calcium/ArterialAge.aspx ...Read more
Been getting heart palpitations and an off balance for awhile now..Had 4 ekgs..Blood work..Chest xray..Ct scan-angiogram..All normal . Heart good?
Maybe: If you were having palpitations at the time ECG was done and ECG was normal, then palpitation is not related to heart rhythm abnormalities. The normal studies mentioned do not necessarily rule out all cardiac disease. Depending on symptoms and frequency, echocardiogram and/or ECG monitoring may be considered. Consider seeing a cardiologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
I'm on toprol for tachycardia and high bld press. I've had many ekgs. A heart ultra sound. Multiple holster monitors and an event monitor for over a month and a CT scan angiogram, everything was normal. Every time i stand up i black out for a few seconds
I had angiogram of the heart. Is it necessary and beneficial for somebody with some kinds of heart problem?
Special Heart X-Ray: In this test, a tube (or catheter) is inserted through a small hole into an artery and passed to the heart where pressures can be measured and special dye can be injected. Blockages of dye flow are visible on x-rays and indicte artery blockages. The valves and contraction of the heart muscle are observed. ...Read more
I am so confused would a CT angiogram of the heart pick up papvr/chd? My doctor from ny says no? Is this true? I would think if a normal CT found it then a CT angio would be even better? Or no?
See answer: Papvr can be diagnosed with ct scan, angiography, transesophageal echocardiography, or cardiac mri. Unfortunately, less invasive and expensive testing, such as transthoracic echocardiography and ct scanning are generally less sensitive. Cardiac angiography most reliable diagnostic method. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Magnetic resonance imaging angiogram of the heart LV to look at its function,cant have angiogram, what would MRA of LV show? as they refuse to do this
How safe and qhat should I look for and do after heart angiogram procedure. Is it painful. I am nervous to do it. Thanks for any feedback.
Angiogram: When done by experienced cardiologists its a safe procedure with some discomfort but little pain. ...Read more
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