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My Echo Test Shows No Rwma
Change w/exercise: When excercised, or 'stressed', the heart needs more oxegen to function properly than at rest. If it's not getting that increase, the muscle will start to move in abnormal ways, which will show up on the echo. At rest, because it needs less oxegen, it may be getting enough, so it will look normal then. ...Read more
An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen ...Read more
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Echo stress test shows "severe hypokinesis of the mid and distal anteroseptal segments". What is this?
A portion of the: Heart is not moving (pumping). There can be several reasons for this and none of them are good. Visit with the testing doctor for what needs to be done about it. Good luck. ...Read more
Doctors, what are the chances of having an heart attack if tmt and echo tests show normal results?
Not a good test: The echo shows the integrity of your valves such as do the "leak" have back flow, are narrow, have calcium deposits and normal in anatomy it also shows the mothin of the atria ventricles and septum as will as any " holes" in those areas. It does not show if the coronary arteries are clear or suffering from stenosis. Stress tests give a clue to coronary disease and then a cardiac catheterization. ...Read more
Should I be scared of sca?! normal ekgs, normal echo shows normal function, normal stress test, normal blood work, overall. High anxiety?!
Pfo septic defect, would this show on a bubble test echo? Would symtoms be intermittent chest pains, intermittent raising pulses and possible tia?
Bubble test echo is: Specifically designed for detecting PFO, the reason they are done. Can a PFO allow clots from body veins to go to brain resulting in TIA/Stroke? Yes, especially if right atrial pressure is higher than left atrial pressure (opposite usual of 5 mmHg RA & 8 mmHg LA in healthier adults). However, atrial pressure also quickly changes. Chest pain, pulse issues likely=different matter, largely unrelated. ...Read more
Should I be worried about sca?! normal ekgs (shows normal heartbeat, just fast) normal echo showed normal function normal stress test/normal blood work
Probably not: The risk of sca is very low in the young, healthy population. Unless you have a family history of sca or a genetic predisposition to sudden death, your risk should also be low. There is a risk calculator that can be applied to assess sca risk in patients undergoing surgery. It was developed by dr. Gupta and can be accessed at www. Qxmd. Com. ...Read more
I have a nuclear stress test coming. If it's negative can I be sure I don't have clogged arteries? Also does it show ef better than echo
Test value: The nuclear study gives information about perfusion (blood delivery)to various parts of the heart. You may still have blockages but your body can compensate by growing collateral vessels so that a single blockage may not affect overall blood supply to an area. The study is also helpful in giving ejection fraction information but usually correlates fairly to echo but may be more precise ...Read more
Would an echo show if someone had a silent heart attack? How about a stress test? And how is a silent heart attack treated if the person feels fine now?
Silent attack: An EKG is the primary method of detecting myocardial damage. An echocardiogram can show diminished wall motion which implies damage. A stress test detects significant blockages in the coronary arteries. Prior heart attacks are treated with proper diet, daily aspirin therapy, statins and beta blockers (for at least the first year). Periodic stress tests may be ordered. A cardiologist gives best care ...Read more
I had an ECG, exercise stress ECG, 48-hr holter ECG, and an echo. Would prolonged QT show up on all of those tests?
Majority: Yes, if you are concerned for prolonged QT or there is a family history, all of those tests except for an echo should show prolonged QT syndrome. An echo measures the function of the heart. Prolonged QT is calculated from an ECG looking at the part of the heart that makes up the QT interval in the heart beat. An ECG, stress ECG and Holter ECG should be able to pick it up. ...Read more
Does an echo and short stress test show if I have a bad heart or heart failure? I'm 18 male. Scared to excercise because my rest BPM is 120
Heart tests: An echo shows if your heart is enlarged or if wall muscle is damaged or if the valves are not functioning right. Stress test checks for blockage in blood vessels to the heart. Sounds like you may need a holter monitor to check the rhythm and then treatment of your elevated rhythm and thyroid tests to rule out over active thyroid. Best wishes. ...Read more
What is the probability of sca with a normal ekg (normal heartbeat, just fast), normal echo shows normal function, normal stress test/normal blood work?
Low: The probability of sca is low in the young, healthy population. Unless you have a family history of sca or a genetic predisposition to sudden death, your risk should also be low. There is a risk calculator that can be applied to assess sca risk in patients undergoing surgery. It was developed by dr. Gupta and can be accessed at www. Qxmd. Com. ...Read more
Do I need to worry about sca if my EKG is normal (only shows fast heartbeat). Normal echo shows normal function. Normal stress test and good blood work?
Probably not: Risk of sudden cardiac death with all these normal studies would be very low, especially if there is no family history of sca. ...Read more
Re-asking this: normal echo and stress test and holter. Two normal ecg's but third shows late transition with normal sinus rythm. Doppler showed impaied lv relax but everything normal. Normal?
EKG: If ekg leads are not placed in ideal position then you could see late transition. From the data you provided you are at low risk for cardiovascular events. Impaired lv relaxation in a 40 year old should not be completely neglected. But it is a minor abnormality. Not to worry much at this point of time. If you have any high BP it should be treated. ...Read more
Told my irregular beats are harmless. Feels worse recently. Echo/stress test normal. Cardio dr. Said next step heart cat scan. What will it show?
Precordium: Absent symptoms precordial movement in thin asthenic individuals can be a normal occurrence. ...Read more
Normal ekgs. Normal echo shows normal function and normal stress test. Chest xray normal and good blood work. Should I worry about sca/ha?!
Sca/ha: Those findings bode well. If there is no history of sca/ha in your family, spend your time worrying about something else. ...Read more
Should I worry about my heart at age 28? Normal ekgs (just shows fast heartrate), normal echo shows normal function, stress test good, blood work good?
Exercise ; eat well: Sounds like your heart is in good shape from your tests. Prevention is always the best. Exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet (low fat, low cholesterol) to prevent any heart problems in the future. Some people have heart attacks at an early age. Genetics, poor diet, and lack of exercise often play a role. ...Read more
Do I have any reason to worry about sca/or heart attack at age 28? Normal ekgs, normal echo shows normal function, normal stress test and blood work?!
Heart attack prevent: You are too young to have a heart attack unless drugs are involved (meth) or significant family history of premature cardiovascular disease. You're on oxycodone. Chronic pain can cause palpitations. Exercise will strengthen your health. Stay out of trouble. You shud be fine. Your chest pain and cough may be due to undiagnosed asthma or just plain anxiety. Check with your doctor. Test your lungs. ...Read more
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