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Uk pediatric neurology (seizures)?

Uk pediatric neurology (seizures)?

University: Seek out a university specialist. Could be difficult due to their medical system to get an appointment. Good luck! ...Read more

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What specialty performs a cardiac echocardiogram?

What specialty performs a cardiac echocardiogram?

Cardiology: Cardiology will perform the majority of echocardiograms. If there is assessments of your vessels (carotid, aorta, veins) This may be done by vascular surgery cardiology, or radiology depending upon the referrer and local resources. In the setting pediatrics, it may be performed by a pediatric cardiologist or someone who specializes in fetal imaging. ...Read more

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What specialty performs the cardiac catheterization?

What specialty performs the cardiac catheterization?

The "Other" Guys: Interventional cardiologists are what they call themselves. Those are the guys who deploy stents. Many general cardiologists also do their own "diagnostic" catheterizations to look at, but not fix arteries. ...Read more

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What is "intraoperative mapping atrial tachycardia"?

What is "intraoperative mapping atrial tachycardia"?

EP procedure: This is generally done in a cath lab using wires similar or pacemaker electrodes. They are inserted through blood vessels in the leg, and place into the heart. There they "read" electrical activity to determine where the abnormal conduction is taking place. Then the offending circuit can be severed using radio-frequency ablation. ...Read more

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Electrical heart malfunction. What tests, scans are needed?

Electrical heart malfunction. What tests, scans are needed?

Electrical: The evaluation depends on history, physical and what the apparent electrical malfunction is. There are many possible tests and no fixed menu of evaluation. ...Read more

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How to interpret nerve conduction study report?

How to interpret nerve conduction study report?

Very Hard: I would suggest if you can't figure it out, you speak with the doctor that either ordered it or the doctor that performed it. Ask them to speak in lay terms with you. Otherwise unless you have prior medical background it will be another language for sure. ...Read more

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Cardiology question regarding pauses on holter monitor scan? Are those pvcs?

Cardiology question regarding pauses on holter monitor scan? Are those pvcs?

Pauses are not beats: Pauses noted on holter rhythm monitoring usually follow an early extra beats, which can be a PVC or a pac. The natural pacemaker or sa node is trained to compensate for early beats by inserting a pause to reset the next beat to normal timing. Pauses themselves are not felt, but the next normal beat can be experienced as a palpitation on the chest. ...Read more

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Psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, social workers--who is cheapest for neuropsych eval?

Psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, social workers--who is cheapest for neuropsych eval?

Neuro psycologist: Neuro psychological evaluation is performed by psychologist who get special training in neuropsychology. It is not cheap as it is time consuming and involves several more tests than regular psycological evaluation. ...Read more

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What are nerve conduction studies?

What are nerve conduction studies?

Test nerve function: They are a way to test the function of nerves in the body, looking for focal (like carpal tunnel) or generalized (like diabetic neuropathy) problems. They are performed by stimulating the nerve electrically (which feels like touching a doorknob after shuffling your feet on a carpet on a dry day), and recording the response. They are uncomfortable, but very helpful in clarifying a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the autonomic nervous system (ans)?

What is the autonomic nervous system (ans)?

Autonomic nervous: System is the part of the peripheral nervous system that controls the "automatic" body functions -- heart rate, respiration, digestion, perspiration, hormone secretion, etc, versus the motor nervous system that controls voluntary movement. Biofeedback research has proven that even many ANS functions can be consciously affected or trained -- www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org. ...Read more

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Difference between nerve conduction study and emg?

Difference between nerve conduction study and emg?

See below: The EMG portion uses a small needle to directly examine muscle function, and the nerve conduction part uses electrical shocks to measure nerve function. Together the study gives a good idea of the nature of the pathology and location, but can also assess the prognosis and character, and gives often guidance towards an eventual diagnosis. ...Read more

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What governs our circadian rhythm ?

What governs our circadian rhythm ?

Light / dark: The brain takes in light in decreasing and increasing amounts depending on time of day and time of year, and a center in the brain, the suprachiasmatic nucleus, placed over the optic nerves, takes the information, and sets the "internal clock". This nucleus tells the pineal gland when to secrete melatonin, the hormone that tells us when we're supposed to get sleepy. ...Read more

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What is autonomic neuropathy?

What is autonomic neuropathy?

Autonomic neurop: It is a neuropathy with symptoms caused by the autonomous nervous system manifested with vasospasm, changes in blood pressure like orthostasis or sudden changes in blood pressure, pallor, rubor, increase sweat or , warmth or cold in an specific localized área of the body. Common in diabetics. ...Read more

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Would a neurologist treat autonomic nervous system problems?

Would a neurologist treat autonomic nervous system problems?

Of course: Neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all conditions and disease involving the central and peripheral nervous system include autonomic. ...Read more

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What is "dobutamine, stress echocardiography criteria"?

What is "dobutamine, stress echocardiography criteria"?

A screening test: Stress tests are largely done to identify patients at risk for heart attacks. For patients who cannot exercise due to arthritis or other reasons, Dobutamine is a drug that will mimic exercise, and allow a stress test to be done. It is not as good as exercise, but it is a reasonable alternative if exercise is not possible. ...Read more

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What exactly is autonomic neuropathy?

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What exactly is autonomic neuropathy?

Autonomic neuropathy: Autonomic neuropathy is a disorder that affects the autonomic nervous system, parasympathetic and/or sympathetic, which controls involuntary body functions. It can cause abnormal involuntary functions of the heart, blood vessels, sweat glands, or digestive system. autonomic neuropathy can be a complication of a number of diseases, including diabetes, or a side effect of some medications. ...Read more

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