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Radiation exposure: There most certainly is radiation exposure with nuclear cardiology stress testing whether it is with thallium, sestamibi, or any of the pet imaging agents. The exposure is minimal but real and the risk vs. Benefit to the patient needs to be considered before ordering the study. Pregnant women should not have these studies and young women can have a very small but increased risk of breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 14 more doctor answers
Stress test: A nuclear stress test detects blood supply to the heart. A radioactive tracer is injected into the veins at peak exercise or with a vasodilator. The tracer is taken up by the heart cells and the uprake is proportional to blood flow. By comparing uptake at rest versus exercise we can determine if blood flow is compromised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardiology: What can an alternative to having a cardiac treadmill or nuclear injection stress test? A calcium score?
Not exactly the same: Different type of stress test are available (ekg treadmill, pharmacological or treatmill echo, pharma or treadmill nuclear). They all try to answer one question: are there blockages in the artery of the heart that cause insufficient blood supply to the heart under stress? Calcium score tells you what is the burden of atherosclerosis (the disease that causes blockages in the artery) in your artery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cardiology: Is the so-called warm flush feeling one gets from a coronary CTA exam the same feeling as the fast HR of a nuclear stress test, or not?
Same & different: The warm flush of a nuclear stress if from regadenoson or adenosine. A coronary CTA uses iodinated x-ray contrast agent - completely different. However, the feeling may feel similar. A flush is a flush. Niacin can do this too. So can being embarrassed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Branch of Cardiology: It is a branch of cardiology that deals with Catheter Based Treatment of Structural Heart Diseses It involves Cardiac Cathetrization and procedures like Angioplasty and stents placement and following procedures Valvuloplasty dilation of valves Congenital Heart Defect corection like ASD,VSD&PDA Percutaneous Valve Repair or Repacement Coronary Thrombectomy Vast Scope ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Consult: The Cardiologist and his/her staff will talk with you to get a medical history, do a physical exam (not a complete one like when you get an annual physical), and some simple tests may be done during that first visit. Based on what is found, further tests may be ordered. Be prepared to ask questions and get all your concerns addressed. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
Consult: A cardiology consultation usually consists of a history and physical exam with the cardiologist. The Doc will review in detail any records and data available on the patient. Generally the Doc will discuss the findings and what the Doctor believes needs to be done for the patient. Additional testing or examinations may be recommended and specific treatments may be recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Helps Both Sides: A biv (biventricular pacemaker) helps coordinate 2 of the hearts 4 chambers proper heart beat so they can pump more effectively. This implanted device is placed in patients with advanced heart failure. Sequential pacing helps move blood through the heart in a stronger progression. Improves quality of life, ability to exercise, decreases hospitalizations, can lengthen life. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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Board Certified: One is board certified when it has been verified that they have all the required training at recognized institutions to be a cardiologist and have passed the examinations to demonstrate the knowledge to safely practice in the field of cardiology. ...Read moreSee 14 more doctor answers
What are some different types of medical tech jobs in cardiology that I could consider as a career?
Cardiology My first 3 echocradiogram read IAS in Tact,then change in 2011 to IAS no trans septal flow detected. what dose it mean?Can not get answer
Advice on best cardiology in the s. Have debilitating chestpainandpressure. 32f. Tests ok. Anxiety ok. Pah, mvd. Ruining my life. Need outsidebox help?
Be reassured: Sometimes it is more important to know where the pain is not coming from. In your case, they told you it is not the heart and that should be reassuring. There are multiple reasons for chest pain and it may be difficult or impossible to find the one. Discuss it again with your pcp or cardiologist because pain is still pain but if it is not the heart, it is unlikely to be dangerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer