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Recent blood test showed fasting glucose reading of 102 mg/dl. I'm not overweight and exercise regularly.?

Recent blood test showed fasting glucose reading of 102 mg/dl.  I'm not overweight and exercise regularly.?

Ideal: Ideal is 100 or less. A more adequate test is the hemoglobin a1 c test; it represents your average blood sugar over the past 2-3 months. An ideal a1c is 5.5 or lower. Above 6.0, one should consider a diabetic medication if diet is not helping to lower the blood sugar. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more


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Why would an LVEF of 46% cause a "borderline" EKG (treadmill) reading? BP 110/70, HR 44, no dilation or thickening (MRI), calcium score negative, hear

Why would an LVEF of 46% cause a "borderline" EKG (treadmill) reading? BP 110/70, HR 44, no dilation or thickening (MRI), calcium score negative, hear

Detailed history: It sounds like you have already had extensive testing. These little text boxes are not big enough to go through all the details, which is what a doctor would need to be able to help. You might consider a second opinion inbox consult here on HealthTap where you can share the records of your tests and have them reviewed. Each heart test adds a different part of the puzzle. ...Read more

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Would a high heart rate cause false reading on an electronic blood pressure machine?

Would a high heart rate cause false reading on an electronic blood pressure machine?

Heart rate: High heart rate is unlikely to cause a false high reading but might cause a lower reading because of small stroke volume with tachycardia. Chronic blood pressure evaluation should be done with resting heart rate and equilibrium status. ...Read more

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36 M with normal echo stress and lipids in January. No risk factors. Phone app measured resting heart rate 57. Is it ok or something wrong?

36 M with normal echo stress and lipids in January. No risk factors. Phone app measured resting heart rate 57. Is it ok or something wrong?

No: resting heart rate on the low side, 50-60 Bpm is normal. In fit individuals, resting heart can be lower still up to 35-40 Bpm. When one is resting heart rate should be on low side. ...Read more

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35 M with no risk factors, clean echo stress and lipids in Jan and several ekgs. Withing hr monitor shows irregular pulse. Is this reliable? Scared.

35 M with no risk factors, clean echo stress and lipids in Jan and several ekgs. Withing hr monitor shows irregular pulse. Is this reliable? Scared.

The monitor is: most likely reliable in recording your heart rhythm however there are many different kinds of "irregular" pulse. Some are normal and some are potentially bad. With a normal stress, echo and lipids the odds are this is normal for you and not concerning. Ask your health care professional to review the monitor results with you and explain them. ...Read more

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Flipped T wave in lead 3, no other abnormalities. ECG was done due to palpitations, increased HR, and lightheadedness. Normal echo. Is this okay?

Flipped T wave in lead 3, no other abnormalities.  ECG was done due to palpitations,  increased HR,  and lightheadedness. Normal echo.  Is this okay?

Flipped T in III: Normal variant. Would check tilt test to see if heart rate increases when tilted , as you may have POTS postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome Also check TSH/T4 , check for H pylori if any abdominal discomfort, and less commonly consider ANA, sed rate, DS DNA and ACE metanephrines and 5HIAA., if all else negative ...Read more

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Unspecific septal Hypokinesis on a scintigraphy can be false-pos? All other exams (echo, stress, holter, ekg) came normal. I'm 22yo w/ chest pains.

Unspecific septal Hypokinesis on a scintigraphy can be false-pos?
All other exams  (echo, stress,  holter, ekg) came normal. I'm 22yo w/ chest pains.

Septm somewhat Hypo: Septum is common wall to RT&LFT ventricle. In sinus rhythm (Holter nl) both Rt&Left Ventricle beat ess at same time. Sept moves sltly towards left, but mostlty THICKENS. The other walls more towards septum. More Import is LVEF (Eject Frction). No study perfect. Nl for scintigraphy is LVEF>50% (55%. Many beats averaged in both. All Sept R sl. hypo. ...Read more

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Significant palpitations. Had EKG, read as sinus tachycardia at 170 bpm. What can this be? 26 years old; no caffeine, drugs, etc. All normal labs

Significant palpitations.   Had EKG, read as sinus tachycardia at 170 bpm.  What can this be?  26 years old; no caffeine, drugs, etc.  All normal labs

Unlikely: I doubt you really have sinus tachycardia at 170. Although it's possible, I suspect this is a supraventricular tachycardia. EKG computers frequently misread this rhythm. Your EKG needs to be seen by a card-carrying cardiologist. While we're at it, you do too! ...Read more

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I am experiencing shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (severity: moderate) (worsened by: exercise or physical activity) abnormal echo 3 years ago with LVH, elevated RVSP, now ekg & stress test show RAE but current echo normal?

I am experiencing  shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (severity: moderate) (worsened by: exercise or physical activity) abnormal echo 3 years ago with LVH, elevated RVSP, now ekg & stress test show RAE but current echo normal?

Improved echo: Your improved left ventricular enlargement suggests that there may have been improvement in systemic hypertension or a viral cardiomyopathy, for example. You didn't mention it the ejection fraction was reduced at that time which could have explained the shortness of breath and pulmonary hypertension. Because you're still experiencing dyspnea, maybe a consultation with a pulmonologist is indicated ...Read more

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I have had regular stress test. Nuclear stress test echocardiogram and heart catherization. All normal what's chance missed blockage or pulm htn?

I have had regular stress test. Nuclear stress test echocardiogram and heart catherization. All normal what's chance missed blockage or pulm htn?

Zero: There's no chance for blockage. If your pulmonary artery pressure was reported on your echo, than there's no chance that's been missed either. ...Read more

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During EKG test, would chest leads movement or being loose cause false positive results such as distortion, noise baseline, t wave inv latterly?

During EKG test, would chest leads movement or being loose   cause false positive results such as distortion,  noise baseline, t wave inv latterly?

Yes: It is important for the leads to be secure and not move or significant artifact will occur. The technician or doctor performing the test shoul recognize this and correct the problem. ...Read more

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Had echocardiogram, nuclear stress test w cardiolite, EKG and 30 day holter. Does the echo and nuclear test rule out CAD or any potential blockages?

Had echocardiogram, nuclear stress test w cardiolite, EKG and 30 day holter. Does the echo and nuclear test rule out CAD or any potential blockages?

Tests: in your age group the tests you had suggest that you presently have no significant problems with coronary blood flow. You won't get a guarantee for the future but good diet, exercise along with no smoking and medical follow up will be prudent. ...Read more

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Stressechoresults: abn stress ECG at 9.1mets, normal exercise stress echo with no evidence of stress induced myocardial ischemia. What does this mean?

Stressechoresults: abn stress ECG at 9.1mets, normal exercise stress echo with no evidence of stress induced myocardial ischemia. What does this mean?

Probably normal: The ECG is accurate about 70-80% of the time in diagnosing cad. Adding stress echo or nuclear imaging improves accuracy to above 90% when patient reaches his or her target rate. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more