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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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What is the typical preparation for a colonoscopy?

What is the typical preparation for a colonoscopy?

Liquids and laxative: On the before the colonoscopy, you will be on a liquid diet all day and either drink an electrolyte solution or take a series of tablets-both of which will induce diarrhea. The prep usually takes 3 to 4 hours to run its course. ...Read more

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What should I do in preparation for a colonoscopy?

What should I do in preparation for a colonoscopy?

Do a bowel prep: Stay on a clear liquid the day befor the colonoscopy. Your endoscopist should give you a prep sheet outlining the kind of laxative you should use to cleanse your colo. ...Read more

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What procedures are used in preparation for karyotyping?

What procedures are used in preparation for karyotyping?

One sample at a time: A blood sample is spun down and the white cells are separated into at least 3 tissue culture media sets. An amnio sample is spun down, the cells resuspended and divided into three tissue culture sets. Of primary importance: only one sample is ever set up at a time. No other sample is near another until the cultures have been completely set up and labeled. That prevents mixing up two babies by mistake ...Read more

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Is there any preparation necessary before the colonoscopy?

Yes: There are many variations of "the prep", but in general you will need to restrict your diet to clear liquids the day before the procedure, and drink a prescribed preparation to wash out your colon the evening before and possibly the morning of the procedure. There may be other instructions for the avoidance of certain foods (seeds) for a few days in advance. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for getting through my preparations for a colonoscopy?

Several Tips: Don't drink your prep too fast. You are more likely to get nausea and vomiting if you chug too fast. Also, don't chill your prep too much. Really cold liquids slow down gastric emptying. Also, the closer you take the prep to the time of colonoscopy, the cleaner your prep will be. ...Read more

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Can preparation h reduce body fat?

No: Prep h is a decent lubricant but has no other real benefit and certainly does not reduce body fat. ...Read more