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Mitral Regurgitation (Definition)

A disorder of the heart in which the mitral valve, which separates the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart, does not close properly, letting some blood flow ...Read more


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Is there one best test to diagnose gallstones?

Is there one best test to diagnose gallstones?

Have Gallstones?: Stones in the gallbladder (gb) seldom cause symptoms unless they migrate into the neck of the gb (& block exit of bile) or into the common bile duct. Symptomless gallstones may be diagnosed by chance by imaging or during investigation for some other condition. Only 10% become symptomatic within 5 years of detection. Ultrasound, ct scan, mrcp finds stones; cck-hida scan can tell if gb is diseased. ...Read more

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Is it important to repeat echo to diagnose moderate pulmonary hypertension and three mild leaking valves? Or is it not accurate?

Is it important to repeat echo to diagnose moderate pulmonary hypertension and three mild leaking valves?
Or is it not accurate?

Depends: ECHO can give information on the status of leaky valves, heart chambers and walls function. It also helps physician determine the function of right side of the heart closely linked with pulmonary artery. ECHO is least invasive test to determine and follow up the cardiac function and pulmonary hypertension. So your doctor might repeat it depending on time interval and therapy. Nothing is 100%. ...Read more

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Is there one best test to diagnose cartilage disorders?

Is there one best test to diagnose cartilage disorders?

Depends: If you are talking about a localized cartilage problem such as in a knee or shoulder...Or a inherited condition or developmental condition which affects cartolilage throughout our body. Xrays can give you a good sense of the overall condition of the joint surfaces. However, a focal cartilage injury is best picked up with a mri. ...Read more

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Is there one best test to diagnose appendicitis?

Is there one best test to diagnose appendicitis?

CAT scan: Good history and physical exam labs and if needed a cat scan to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible that any one suggest treatment for mitral valve incompetence?

Is it possible that any one suggest treatment for mitral valve incompetence?

Mitral incompetence: If severe incompetence then surgical repair or replacement. If not severe then medical therapy. Consult your cardiologist. ...Read more

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What happens if heart patient troponic test is good is there need of echo doppler test ?

What happens if heart patient troponic test is good is there need of echo doppler test ?

Depends: The troponin level should be normal and is used in the setting of worsening chest pain to evaluate for a heart attack. if you have other symptoms like shortness of breath or fatigue, an echo doppler might still be useful despite a normal troponin. ...Read more

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Is there one best test to diagnose binge eating?

Is there one best test to diagnose binge eating?

Best expert Doc: Binge eating disorder is best diagnosed not by a physician in general practice, but, by a physician who treats it chronicallly and consistently with success. Binge eatiing is not a psychological or mental disorder. It is the lack of normal physiologic desire for food. These patients are not "mental" nor "psycho". They are patients that have tried "too"hard..... Too few docs recognize this.. ...Read more

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What would you say is the very best method/test for detecting aortic regurgitation?

What would you say is the very best method/test for detecting aortic regurgitation?

Stethoscope: Exam by experienced cardiologist is often sufficient to tell if present or not. Once diagnosed, then echocardiogram to assess degree of leak and effects on the rest of the heart. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary HTN usualy get worst by time? And what's the causes? 42,57mmHg I'm19 Iheared that echo is not accurate for pulmonary HTN, is it true?

Depends: Pulmonary hypertension may have no known cause(idiopathic) or may be secondary to heart or other lung pathology. It can be stable or it can worsen. Echocardiography gives a rough idea of the degree of pulmonary hypertension, but right sided cardiac catheterization gives an accurate reading. A cardiologist or pulmonologist should assess, diagnose and,if needed, treat and follow-up your problem. ...Read more

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Congestive heart failure question: what are the best tests to confirm it?

Congestive heart failure question: what are the best tests to confirm it?

Three: 1. Physical exam by a trained physician, 2. Echocardiogram, 3. Blood test called nt pro-bnp (done to assess elevated pressure in the ventricle, only needed if exam and echocardiogram are not definitive). ...Read more

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Some doctors tell me 60-100 is a normal heart rate; other doctors tell me 60-80 is a normal heart rate? 80+ is cause for concern. Which is correct?

Some doctors tell me 60-100 is a normal heart rate; other doctors tell me 60-80 is a normal heart rate? 80+ is cause for concern. Which is correct?

Normal: The normal heart rate is defined as 60-100 bpm. Your individual heart rate will vary widely throughout the day in response to a multitude of factors. In general, a lower restring heart rate is indicative of a higher level of fitness, but that is not always the case. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the definition of pulmonary phibrosis? Is it linked to pulmonar hyper-tension? Is there a cure for & how does it compare to pulmonary edima?

What is the definition of pulmonary phibrosis? Is it linked to pulmonar hyper-tension? Is there a cure for & how does it compare to pulmonary  edima?

Lung scarring: Pulmonary fibrosis is scarring of the lung and comes in many types - some are amenable to treatment, some are not. It is often associated with pulm hypertension and not usually associated with pulm edema. Anyone with a diagnosis of pf should be seen by a pulmonologist so they can have their disease evaluated and poss treatments discussed. ...Read more

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Can an echocardiogram still estimate pulmonary pressure if there is no tricuspid regurgitation?

Can an echocardiogram still estimate pulmonary pressure if there is no tricuspid regurgitation?

PAH : Echo with pulmonary hypertension and no ti would be very unusual. There are other ways to estimate pa pressure but if no ti it probably isn't very high. ...Read more

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How can the pulmonary HTN be treatable if there is 3 mild leaking valves?what is the rate of progression?&aftr3months of last test what can be shown?

It is unlikely that: mild regurgitant valves will contribute significantly to the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension. Marked or severe regurgitation could. There may be a primary pulmonary hypertension issue that needs evaluated especially at such very young age. I think you should get a second opinion from a pulmonary specialist before assuming you have this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What test is used to diagnose coarctation of the aorta?

A few: A simple, but effective way is to measure blood pressure in both arms and at least one leg. We now most commonly first check with an echocardiogram. Depending on the quality of those images, a ct or MRI may help. But again, good old fashioned blood pressure is the best way to start. ...Read more

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