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Lexiscan: To the most part it is accurate. ...Read more
Just saw my lexiscan report, every thing was normal. EF 78% but have 1 st degree AV block. Is this serious? Cardio said no sign of blockages. I am 75
Electrical vs fluid: Imagine a pump with loose wiring from the switch to the motor. Could there be a delay (after turning on the switch) before the pump starts working, but the pump works fine? That's the analogy. 1st degree AV block is an electrical delay on EKG from the switch (upper atria) to the motor (lower ventricular chambers). It says nothing about how the blood moves, which is in the nuclear stress images. ...Read more
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detailed drug information for lexiscan. Includes common brand names, drug descriptions, warnings, side effects and dosing information. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
What's the difference between a lexiscan stress test & a stress echo dobutamine test? I have had the lexiscan before.
Nuclear/ Echo stress: Lexiscan stress generally performed with nuclear isotope, which shows blood circulation (perfusion), comparing with medication lexiscan (stressing heart) and at rest. Dobutamine echo we are looking at wallmotion of heart with medication dobutamine (stressing heart)and at rest to see they show any differences to detect blockages ...Read more
Had lexiscan for s.Test how long does lexiscan stay in the body? Would I have had a serious side effect by now? Can it cause a future heart attack?
Lexiscan: Lexiscan is a pretty short acting agent and by an hour after administration is pretty much gone. It isn't going to cause a future heart attack. ...Read more
Wellens syndrome deep twaves v3 greater than 3mm more shallow t waves v4 with lexiscan new, EKG showed twave invert v1-v3 before stress test concern?
Ask your own doctor: Please ask your own physician about these results. S/he knows you & your history, and can both interpret your study and advise you. ...Read more
Had a stress test done and my target heart rate was 190 but when injected with lexiscan my heart only did 175 is that good or bad?
Nuclear Stress w/ Lexiscan shows moderate to severe ischemia anterior/apical wall. Cath scheduled, doc thinks no blockage, why? I have LBBB; no other defects LV normal size and function, 50% EF. Y?
Need cath: I do not know why the doc feels no blockage. If the stress is abnormal you need to clear up why this is. If you are having these tests, you have had to have had symptoms. 50% Ef is good and the echo being normal does not tell us why. Have the cath. Males are more likely to have abnormal caths and may require some intervention. ...Read more
Had a nuclear stress test done today. Due to dvt, couldn't do treadmill instead they used lexiscan. Read about lexiscn leading to heart att. Worried.
Don't Worry Be Happy: The risks you were worried about relative to the Lexiscan injection would have occurred during the test. Such risks are present for any stress test which is why they are always done with a physician and resuscitation equipment available. Every test we take or don't take is associated with some risk. We try to balance risk vs benefits. ...Read more
Had a lexiscan cardiolyte stress at 10 am. How long will the heart vessels be dilated? When does the Med get out of the system? Still risk 4 hr later
Regadenosan: Lexiscan side effects are usually gone in about half an hour. By 4hrs. It is mostly gone though some drug may still be around up to ten hrs. Vessel dilation is much more transient lasting only a few minutes. ...Read more
What heart tests are done before a decision for a heart cath. I've had several. EKG, stressecho, Ct score, lexiscan, echo, 21 day monitor. All normal?
Risk: A heart cath is an invasive procedure with small but definite risks including stroke, heart attack, and death. The risk is well worth taking if non-invasive tests suggest serious disease, but it is never done because of curiosity or to satisfy a whim without good reason. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more