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Echo says: left ventricle may be performing at the lower part of normal need muga scan to confirm should I be worried? Can I have heart disease? Help
Heart cath showed 52% left ven. Ejection fracture, while echo two weeks later showed 12%. what could cause difference? muga scan is scheduled soon.
Mild CAD. no MI , My LVEF measurements since 2011 are 60, 58, 55, 50, 49. Cardiologist called it mildly reduced. Whats 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can heart scarring be detected by resting EKG or can only echocardiogram or muga detect heart scarring?
Possible with CCK: The hida scan itself should be pain free aside from the intravenous injection. If the scan was ordered with cck (cholecystokinin), a medication that stimulates the gallbladder to contract, then it is possible that gallbladder symptoms, if present, could be duplicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DXA: Dxa = dual energy x-ray absorptiometry. There are various units which can be used to measure bone density (for example heel units). The most common and probably most accurate is the test performed on a table. You are in the supine position on a table and a technologist will position you to acquire a low dose x-ray of various locations. Usually spine, hip, and radius regions are performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Staging and planning: Staging scans are typically done in setting of newly diagnosed cancer to determine the stage (1–4) of the cancer. The more advanced the stage the lower the long-term survival. Planning scans are typically done by surgeons prior to an operation in order to determine anatomical layout and to plan the approach of the surgery. ...Read more
Testicles: In general one of your testicles will always be bigger than the other one. One is more dominant. As men age they often have scarring in the tubing or the testicle that can collect fluids and ache at times. Without any more information from you that is all i can comment on now. It sounds like you are normal to me. ...Read more
Ultasound: The 20 week ultrasound is much better at seeing the fetal lip, heart, organs, and typically is better at seeing the sex of the baby. Here in the US insurance companies usually only pay for one ultrasound now days unless there is a medical concern so that ultrasound is done at 20-22 weeks when everything is more visible. ...Read more
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