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Low Gallbladder Ejection Fraction Treatment
Resting HR 120-160 found in notes I also have Left ventricular ejection fraction 52% been passing out a lot should I be worried/is this the cause?
Unfortunately yes: You could be having a dangerous heart rhythm, leading to the passing out. The ejection fraction of 52% is still within the normal range; however, you are tachycardic at baseline, and the fast heart rate may overestimate your true ejection fraction as well as lead to heart damage. If you pass out again, I recommend calling 911, otherwise, see cardiologist ASAP. Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more
Less than 35%: By convention most adult nuclear labs use above 35% as normal values. However these values are usually in conjunction with symptoms, biliary colic, that are consistent. There are individuals who can have normal gbef that have disease. These patients have biliary dyskinesia, a motility disorder, of gb. Some believe in hyperkinetic gb ejection fraction over 75% associated with symptoms. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi doctors, was just wondering what is considered a high gallbladder ejection fraction during a hida scan?
Usually normal: Hyperkinetic or hyperactive gallbladder is not generally accepted as a diagnosis. A small group of patients (63) was symptomatic with cck infusion with greater than 80% ejection fraction. 28 of these patients underwent removal of gall bladder. 97% of these 28 patients showed improvement in symptoms following surgery.. More published retrospective and prospective studies needed. Read more
Gallbladder ejection fraction rate of 14.8, then 33.3, then 33.3 then 68.7 during the same test? Referred to surgeon. Can gallbladder be removed?
68.7% EF is normal: An ejection fraction of 68.7% is normal, and as such perhaps an alternative culprit should be considered for your symptoms. Read more
What can you tell me about hyperactive gallbladder? Ejection fraction 90% last year, and 94% this year. Should it be removed if symptoms persist?
Maybe: Hyperkinetic or hyperactive gallbladder is not generally accepted as a diagnosis. A small group of patients (63) was symptomatic with cck infusion with greater than 80% ejection fraction. 28 of these patients underwent removal of gall bladder. 97% of these 28 patients showed improvement in symptoms following surgery.. More published retrospective and prospective studies needed. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reduced gb ejection: Gallbladder ef determined as percentage emptying of gall bladder on hida nuclear medicine study with administration of cck (cholecystokinin, hormone). In adults usually greater than 35% is normal. Low gbef can be related to gall bladder disease or dyskinesia. Usually compared to findings on ultrasound such as gall stones or wall thickening. Gbef affected by degree of fasting and pain medications. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually gb disease: Decreased ejection fraction is less than 35%. May mean chronic gall bladder disease or biliary dyskinesia. If symptoms of biliary colic (gall bladder disease) may receive relief with gall bladder removal. Work up of gall bladder disease usually includes ultrasound study looking for gall stones. Read more
What happens if my gallbladder ejection fraction is 0%. Do I have to get it out? Will I not be able to digest fat?
Not necessarily: You do not have to get your gallbladder removed. People with decreased gallbladder ejection fraction (<50%) often have symptoms related to this problem such as pain on the right side after eating, inability to tolerate fatty foods and bloating. > than 80% of people will get better after having thier gallbladder removed. Rarely people have trouble digesting fats after surgery (cramps/ diarrhea). Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could having a lap band interfere with gallbladder ejection fraction when given pipida scan with ensure?
Lap band: No having a lap band should not interfere with the gallbladder ejection fraction. Read more
Gallbladder ejection fraction 15% but ultra sound shows no stones. Am I more susceptible to stones since not functioning?
Increased risk: Low gallbladder ejection fraction is found in chronic cholecystitis, which can cause chronic right upper quadrant pain and nausea. The poor gallbladder emptying leads to stasis of bile and other components that make up gallstones, leading to an increased likelihood of stone formation. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor ordered a HIDA scan without ejection fraction. What's the point if I won't see gallbladder ejection fraction?
Rule out Acute Chole:
The doctor ordered it to make sure your cystic duct is open and you do not have an Acute Cholecystitis,
a common bile duct or small bowel obstruction. You stated that you have Gilbert's disease. Thus the doctor may also want to see if you have acute hepatocellular disease.
The Ejection fraction will tell him if you do or do not
have chronic cholecystitis. Read more
Hida scan showed gallbladder ejection fraction 33.4%. No stones but have constant pain x 2weeks and unable to eat. What is the likelihood of surgery?
Can 19% gallbladder ejection fraction lead to elevated levels of amylase/lipase? No stones/sludge found; problem started while pregnant but persists.
What does early homogeneous uptake of isotope within liver on a hida scan. Is this ok? Also saod depressed gallbladder ejection fraction 10%
Normal: A hida scan is a gallbladder function test. The first medication is able to be followed as it goes through. The first thing seen is uptake by the liver. The liver takes the isotope out of the blood and dumps it in the bile. Once we see it in the gallbladder and bowel a 2nd med is given to tell the gb to work. The 10% is a decreased function of your gall bladder. Should be 50% +. See surgeon. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm a 31 year old male, had a HIDA scan on my gallbladder, my ejection fraction results were 13.7%. What am I looking at in terms of treatment?
No-2 Diff. Diseases: "sludge" is a common finding in the gb during pregnancy, rapid wt loss, or fasting; it usually has no clinical consequence, although some people clearly progress to gallstone formation. "biliary dyskinesia" is a condition where the gallbladder does not empty well, leading to pain that simulates a gb attack; this is diagnosed by a cck-hida scan. Most people w/biliary dyskinesia do not have sludge. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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