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Heart cath showed 52% left ven. Ejection fracture, while echo two weeks later showed 12%.  what could cause difference?  muga scan is scheduled soon. 

Heart cath showed 52% left ven. Ejection fracture, while echo two weeks later showed 12%.  what could cause difference?  muga scan is scheduled soon. 

Technical error?: Echocardiograms are not too accurate at times. Orher possibility is that you had a temporal condition of the heart but most likely is a technical error. Cardiac cath is more accurate and muga scan will confirm it. ...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. Whats 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. 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 more

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Can heart scarring be detected by resting EKG or can only echocardiogram or muga detect heart scarring?

Can heart scarring be detected by resting EKG or can only echocardiogram  or muga detect heart scarring?

Yes: Resting ekg may show evidence of prior ischemic event, however size of the area affected is only appreciated on studies like myocardial viability (nuclear), echo or cardiac mri. ...Read more

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Are there health risks from having 3 CT scans before the age of 16?

Are there health risks from having 3 CT scans before the age of 16?

Minimal: You didn't say if you are female or male or what part if your body was scanned. Radiation to the thyroid area, breasts, eyes, or ovaries if repeated multiple times over many years carry a small but statiscally increased risk of radiation induced tissue damage. 3 scans by themselves should not cause you to worry, but be aware that you want to limit your exposure to radiation. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with mild hydrocele via USG scan. Will it affect mysexual health? Do I need surgery? I am 40.

I have been diagnosed with mild hydrocele via USG scan. Will it affect mysexual health? Do I need surgery? I am 40.

Up to you: Proven small hydroceles could be left alone , will not interfere your sexual function. If you decide for surgery is a simple low risk out patient surgery. ...Read more

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Have asked many health questions on here this last year dealing with several health issues. I had a hida scan today and gallbladder is 9% means what?

Have asked many health questions on here this last year dealing with several health issues. I had a hida scan today and gallbladder is 9% means what?

Sick: Your gall bladder is sick. A normal gall bladder ejection fraction is between 35 & 70% stay in touch with your doctor. The information must be correlated with your symptoms and overall health and a recommendation based on your unique health issues will be given. ...Read more

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Convinced IV got clot had loads tests bloods no scan health aniexty scared they missed something ?

Convinced IV got clot had loads tests bloods no scan health aniexty scared they missed something ?

CBT for anxiety: If medical exams have been negative, I might suggest use of cognitive behavioral approaches to health anxiety. This structured approach can help teach you skills to reduce thoughts and beliefs that increase anxiety. For guidance and additional evaluation on the matter, consider consulting a HealthTap psychologist to see if this approach may be beneficial. Be well. ...Read more

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My girl was breech @22w. Are there any health risks because of her position? Anatomy scan @20w showed that everything was good.

My girl was breech @22w. Are there any health risks because of her position? Anatomy scan @20w showed that everything was good.

Should be okay: The baby would hopefully be turning around by herself on the third trimester. No, there is no health risk due to her position at 22 weeks. If she does not turn around on the late third trimester and remains on the breech, you will discuss in detail method of delivery with your ob. ...Read more

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Are MRI brain scans bad for your health in any way?

Are MRI brain scans bad for your health in any way?

No: There are no known detrimental effects of MRI when used for standard medical purposes, except for rare chance of IV contrast allergic reactions, and accidents causes by inadvertently bringing ferromagnetic metallic objects within the magnetic field. ...Read more