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Doctor insights on: Mild Prominence Of Cardiac Silhouette

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What to do if I had pulmonary edema during gall bladder removal in 2011. the radiology report reads. The cardiac silhouette?

What to do if I had pulmonary edema during gall bladder removal in 2011. the radiology report reads. The cardiac silhouette?

Surgery-related: It may have been related to surgery. If you have had no symptoms since the surgery then I would simply ask your doctor if a repeat chest x-ray needs to be done. The x-ray report will discuss the 'cardiac silhouette' which just refers to how the outline of the heart looks on x-ray. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had pulmonary edema during gall bladder removal in 2011. The radiology report reads. The cardiac silhouette?

What do you advise if I had pulmonary edema during gall bladder removal in 2011. The radiology report reads. The cardiac silhouette?

Not to worry: The X-ray was likely a post-operative portable. And you may have had signs of pulmonary edema by radiographic evidence. Since it has been 3 years since the study and there has been no clinical sequelae, I would not worry about it. ...Read more

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Ct scan with contrast found a 3mm nodule in my left lung, minimal dependent atelectasis, & an exaggerated cardiac silhouette. What does this mean?

Ct scan with contrast found a 3mm nodule in my left lung, minimal dependent atelectasis, & an exaggerated cardiac silhouette. What does this mean?

Pulmonary nodule: Any nodule in the lung, no matter what size, needs to be investigated thoroughly. Comparison with previous chest xrays and CT scans would be the priority. If you smoked tobacco, then further tests such as a PET scan and a biopsy and bronchoscopy are indicated. Please see a pulmonologist soon. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a LINQ cardiac loop recorder implanted 8 months ago. I still get mild pains near the device from time to time. Is this normal?

I had a LINQ cardiac loop recorder implanted 8 months ago. I still get mild pains near the device from time to time. Is this normal?

Not unusual: Mild discomfort at the site of implanted devices is not unusual. However significant pain, tenderness or redness is concerning and should be reported to the specialist who performed the procedure. ...Read more

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17 year old cardiac work up fine lungs checked and are normal, discomfort under left pec and mild sob at times?

17 year old cardiac work up fine lungs checked and are normal, discomfort under left pec and mild sob at times?

So far, so good.: Well, we can know for now that it's not the heart or the lungs. Could be musculoskeletal? Diaphragmatic? Gastrointestinal? ...Read more

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Left ventricular hypertrophy mild...what are the chances of sudden cardiac death? Thanks

Left ventricular hypertrophy mild...what are the chances of sudden cardiac death? Thanks

LVH: Any degree of LVH remains a risk for arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death, although the risk is higher with degree of LVH, age and other cardiac risk factors. In one study, the risk of sudden cardiac death was 7%, particularly in the setting of atrial fibrillation. Treating hypertension, weight loss, alcohol cessation may reverse LVH and reduce risks of arrhythmia. ...Read more

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37/F smoker, family cardiac history. Mild pain in chest, left neck and arm for 2 weeks off and on. Not severe. Could it still be cardiac?

37/F smoker, family cardiac history. Mild pain in chest, left neck and arm for 2 weeks off and on. Not severe. Could it still be cardiac?

Could be: You have two risk factors, smoking and family Hx. Your age and gender r in your favor. Need a more complete history about your chest sx to decide how suggestive they are for heart disease. Eg. Duration, cause, nature of the "pain", etc. See your doc to parse this out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cardiac MRI report-lvh 12-13mm and very mild sam. No myocardial fibrosis". Is it hcm? Regards

Cardiac MRI report-lvh 12-13mm and very mild sam. No myocardial fibrosis". Is it hcm? Regards

Probably not.: Generally, hcm is considered when the thickness is 15mm or more. Would review with your physician to make certain, however. ...Read more

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A 68 year old man with pacemaker after a cardiac arrest in august is having angina after mild exertion. He is on 60 mgimdur but it is not working. Solution?

A 68 year old man with pacemaker after a cardiac arrest in august is having angina after mild exertion. He is on 60 mgimdur but it is not working. Solution?

See you heart Dr: See you cardiologist, tell you cardiologist your symptoms and concerns, I am pretty sure that you doctor will be able to adjust the treatment to improve your symptoms. ...Read more

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9 yo. W/rare/mild inflammatory bone dz. On meloxicam 2/3 of 7.5mg tab qd. Few yrs ago had kawasaki's dz. Are cardiac risks higher? Is it safe?

9 yo. W/rare/mild inflammatory bone dz. On meloxicam 2/3 of 7.5mg tab qd. Few yrs ago had kawasaki's dz. Are cardiac risks higher? Is it safe?

Safe as a rule: If kawasaki was more than a year and had no sequela, it will rare now.
Meloxican is generally safe for the heart. ...Read more

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34 M with cardiac cleared based on echo stress and lipids, no fam his & non smoker. Mild acid reflux. Epigrams trick discomfort and bloating. Serious?

34 M with cardiac cleared based on echo stress and lipids, no fam his & non smoker. Mild acid reflux. Epigrams trick discomfort and bloating. Serious?

Epigastric pain: Your physicians did right thing by ruling out the potential red flags that could be related to heart problems. If I were you, now I would see a GI doc to discuss and rule out common problems in your age-for example gastritis, IBS etc. ...Read more

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Can mild metabolic alkalosis lead to ventricular arrhythmia in patients with pre existing arrhythmias and various cardiac conditions?

Can mild metabolic alkalosis lead to ventricular arrhythmia in patients with pre existing arrhythmias and various cardiac conditions?

Possibly: Metabolic alterations such as acidosis or alkalosis have been known to affect both ekg morphology and cardiac rhythm. Therefore changes in serum electrolytes and blood ph could increase the incidence of both atrial and ventricular dysrhythmias. ...Read more

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On 50 mcg of Synthroid (thyroxine) for mild hypothyroidism. I also have high blood press and tachycardia. In on topeol for. Could Synthroid (thyroxine) cause cardiac effects?

On 50 mcg of Synthroid (thyroxine) for mild hypothyroidism. I also have high blood press and tachycardia. In on topeol for. Could Synthroid (thyroxine) cause cardiac effects?

Unlikely: Synthroid (thyroxine) can cause high blood pressure and tachycardia if the dose is too high. The only way to prove this is to check your thyroid level. If the level is normal, I would look for another etiology for the symptoms above. Synthroid (thyroxine) 50 mcg is a very low dose and is unlikely to be the cause for your symptoms. See your doc to get your labs check. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had a cardiac mri. Finding: mild lv cavity dilation, normal lv systolic function; lvef 62%.Trivial pericardial & pleural effusion?

Had a cardiac mri. Finding: mild lv cavity dilation, normal lv systolic function; lvef 62%.Trivial pericardial & pleural effusion?

Sounds pretty normal: Ef is normal, tiny effusions are nothing to worry about. Was valvular function normal - ie no stenosis or regurgitation?

Also, how much dilation? Was a volume given?

Would followup with a cardiologist and make sure you optimize your therapy for high blood pressure among other conditions.

The lv dilation and pericardial effusions could be followed with echocardiography. ...Read more

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Aching throughout leg a week after cardiac catheter ablation? The leg below the catheter insertion point, down to the foot. Mild aching but annoying.

Aching throughout leg a week after cardiac catheter ablation? The leg below the catheter insertion point, down to the foot. Mild aching but annoying.

Maybe: You have a large clot in hour groin from the catheter or maybe it was from an odd positioning of your leg during the procedure. At ant rate it does not sound serious since it is just an annoying ache. It's really hard to tell without knowing more about where in your leg it aches, if constant or not. Have you tried tylenol (acetaminophen)? Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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For a 57+ yr female can nose pain, sneezing, cough, feeling cold, headache & mild fever (all for 2 days) indicate any post cardiac problem symptom?

For a 57+ yr female can nose pain, sneezing, cough, feeling cold, headache & mild fever (all for 2 days) indicate any post cardiac problem symptom?

This depends on what: You mean by post cardiac. Did the patient have cardiac surgery? Myocardial infarction? cardiac infections? Arrhythmia treatments. If you are concerned it would be best to have the patient evaluated by her health care providers rather than relying on the internet where we have limited information and no ability to examine the patient. ...Read more

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Normal D-Dimer lab, cardiac echo shows mild RCA blockage, physican ordered a nuclear stress test. I am a Paramedic, can you code with a stress test?

Normal D-Dimer lab, cardiac echo shows mild RCA blockage, physican ordered a nuclear stress test. I am a Paramedic, can you code with a stress test?

Unlikely: The long answer is that you have a stressful job and you are frequently in situations that cause emotional and physical stress. You should be fine.

They will be monitoring you during the test. Also, if the test were that risky, we would not do it so often.

Even if you do code. You will be on a monitor in a medical facility with the ability to resuscitate. ...Read more

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Follow up? Re diagnosis of mild ectasia (3.8x3.7 cm) on ascending aorta via cardiac ct: have had chest x-rays in past years (2010) with only normal results. Is this something an X-ray could miss?

Follow up? Re diagnosis of mild ectasia (3.8x3.7 cm) on ascending aorta via cardiac ct: have had chest x-rays in past years (2010) with only normal results. Is this something an X-ray could miss?

Yes: The degree of ascending aortic enlargement is small and would no be expected to be picked up on a regular chest x-ray. A ct scan or MRI would be needed to reliably image a mild aortic enlargement of the size you mention.
Follow up would be with repeat ct scan in 6 months and then yearly after that if no dramatic enlargement was seen in first 6 months. You should be on a beta blocker (medication). ...Read more

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Since gallbladder surgery (8mo) mild chest pain, weird breathing, palpitations, a little right arm weakness. Cardiac tests normal. Can't get answers.?

Since gallbladder surgery (8mo) mild chest pain, weird breathing, palpitations, a little right arm weakness. Cardiac tests normal. Can't get answers.?

Palpitations: Hi Krodriguez, it seems that you have answers, but they aren't sufficient to explain your symptoms. If you are having palpitations, a holter/event monitor may be helpful. Chat with your doctor in depth about your symptoms. It is likely unrelated to your surgery at this point. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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2 days fever then mild sternum pain and now dyspnea. 3 month ago cardiac ok. Feel reflux. Is it esophageal cancer or serious problem or allergy?

2 days fever then mild sternum pain and now dyspnea. 3 month ago cardiac ok. Feel reflux. Is it esophageal cancer or serious problem or allergy?

See a doctor ASAP: If you are having chest pain and dyspnea you need to be seen and examined asap. Do not wait. Go now. Good luck. ...Read more

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I want a cardiac CT scan but am scared of allergic reaction to the dye, I have mild asthma. Can I request Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or how can I get round this?

I want a cardiac CT scan but am scared of allergic reaction to the dye, I have mild asthma. Can I request Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or how can I get round this?

See answer: Talk to your dr. / radiologist about the appropriate pre- procedure allergic preparation. It usually involves pre-procedure oral steroids (if you are an asthmatic already on steroids this may be modified), possibly an oral antihistamine, and may be performed in a hospital center depending on the severity of your prior iodine sensitivity. ...Read more

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Can u have a heart attack from BP 137/81 HR72. Mild discomfort tightness exactly left side been going on for more than 2 hours. Tried Tylenol 1000 mg Motrin 800 mg NO RELIEF. Also ambian didn't work. Minor nausea (Cardiac pt. Since 2011.mild CAD)

Can u have a heart attack from BP 137/81 HR72. Mild discomfort tightness exactly left side been going on for more than 2 hours. Tried Tylenol 1000 mg Motrin 800 mg NO RELIEF. Also ambian didn't work. Minor nausea (Cardiac pt. Since 2011.mild CAD)

See MD: As you mentioned you are a case of MILD CAD
In that case you should not take a risk
BP and HR are not very well correlated with heart attack it depends on many other vital factors see your MD ASAP ...Read more

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Mild CAD. No MI, My LVEF measurements since 2011 are 60, 58, 55, 50, 49. Cardiologist called it mildly reduced. What's most accurate way heart Cath, 2d echo, 3d Echo, cardiac mri, Muga scan? Is Reduced cardiac funct. Means Cardiomyopathy? THANK YOU.

Mild CAD. No MI, My LVEF measurements since 2011 are 60, 58, 55, 50, 49. Cardiologist called it mildly reduced. What's most accurate way heart Cath, 2d echo, 3d Echo, cardiac mri, Muga scan? Is Reduced cardiac funct. Means Cardiomyopathy? THANK YOU.

EF: You appear to have had a lot of testing but provide limited history. The numbers alone don't tell much as their test associations and other factors make them not necessarily very different. You should see a cardiologist and get your questions answered from a Doc with specific information about you. ...Read more