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Can you tell me more about cardiac perfusion test and scan?

Can you tell me more about cardiac perfusion test and scan?

Perfusion scans: The main risks to these studies relate to the exercise stress used and to the radiation exposure. In general both are very well controlled and the complications and negative outcomes to these studies are very few and uncommon in good labs. The commonest side effects are with Persantine and Adenosine used to simulate exercise. Regadenoson a newer agent has few side effects. ...Read more

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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more


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What could cause dull pain in center of chest? Saw cardiologist had stress test, cardiac ct, and echo... all ok. Also saw pulmonologist... lungs ok.

What could cause dull pain in center of chest?  Saw cardiologist had stress test, cardiac ct, and echo... all ok. Also saw pulmonologist... lungs ok.

Gastro related ???: Sounds like you have had a good work up already. Gastrointestinal issues such as reflux disease, esophageal spasm, gallbladder and others, as well as musculoskeletal problems such as costochondritis can cause your symptoms. It all depends on the nature of the pain and what brings it on or makes it better. Cont to follow up with you Doc until you get an answer. ...Read more

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What could cause dull pain in center of chest? Saw cardiologist had stress test, cardiac ct, and echo... all ok. Also saw pulmonologist... lungs ok.

Gastro related ???: Sounds like you have had a good work up already. Gastrointestinal issues such as reflux disease, esophageal spasm, gallbladder and others, as well as musculoskeletal problems such as costochondritis can cause your symptoms. It all depends on the nature of the pain and what brings it on or makes it better. Cont to follow up with you Doc until you get an answer. ...Read more

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Bruise comes and goes,same spot for 6 mo. now on left arm. Had CBC, platelet, clotting test, cardiac workup, normal. Do not take aspirin. Thoughts?

Bruise comes and goes,same spot for 6 mo. now on left arm. Had CBC, platelet, clotting test, cardiac workup, normal. Do not take aspirin.  Thoughts?

Trauma: Brusises result from a local area of trauma to the skin. When taking anticoagulants or if clotting mechanisms are off, they help with extent of bruising but do not initiate the process. If the bruise is in the same site look for what might cause the problem like pressure against the site when sleeping or sitting at the computer. ...Read more

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What is the diagnostic test for cardiac asthma?

What is the diagnostic test for cardiac asthma?

Not asthma: This is not asthma. It's similar symptoms due to heart failure. Your doctor can test your heart (EKG, Echocardiogram) about heart failure and examine you. Treating cardiac asthma involves addressing the heart component. ...Read more

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What is the diagnostic test for cardiac asthma?

What is the diagnostic test for cardiac asthma?

Not asthma: This is not asthma. It's similar symptoms due to heart failure. Your doctor can test your heart (EKG, Echocardiogram) about heart failure and examine you. Treating cardiac asthma involves addressing the heart component. ...Read more