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What to do if I had pulmonary edema during gall bladder removal in 2011. the radiology report reads. The cardiac silhouette?

What to do if I had pulmonary edema during gall bladder removal in 2011. the radiology report reads. The cardiac silhouette?

Surgery-related: It may have been related to surgery. If you have had no symptoms since the surgery then I would simply ask your doctor if a repeat chest x-ray needs to be done. The x-ray report will discuss the 'cardiac silhouette' which just refers to how the outline of the heart looks on x-ray. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had pulmonary edema during gall bladder removal in 2011. The radiology report reads. The cardiac silhouette?

What do you advise if I had pulmonary edema during gall bladder removal in 2011. The radiology report reads. The cardiac silhouette?

Not to worry: The X-ray was likely a post-operative portable. And you may have had signs of pulmonary edema by radiographic evidence. Since it has been 3 years since the study and there has been no clinical sequelae, I would not worry about it. ...Read more

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Ct scan with contrast found a 3mm nodule in my left lung, minimal dependent atelectasis, & an exaggerated cardiac silhouette. What does this mean?

Ct scan with contrast found a 3mm nodule in my left lung, minimal dependent atelectasis, & an exaggerated cardiac silhouette. What does this mean?

Pulmonary nodule: Any nodule in the lung, no matter what size, needs to be investigated thoroughly. Comparison with previous chest xrays and CT scans would be the priority. If you smoked tobacco, then further tests such as a PET scan and a biopsy and bronchoscopy are indicated. Please see a pulmonologist soon. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My husband was diagnosed with borderline cardiac heart size. What does this mean?

My husband was diagnosed with borderline cardiac heart size. What does this mean?

Heart: Every organ has physical parameters with a range of size considered normal. Borderline cardiac heart size means either at the upper or lower limits of the normal range for size of heart. This doesn't mean something is wrong it just defines where the size falls in the range. Could be normal size and abnormal function etc................ ...Read more

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What does it means if my cardiac size cannot evaluated (ap view)?

What does it means if my cardiac size cannot evaluated (ap view)?

Chest xray: There are certain technical factors associated with a PA view of the chest which can interfere with judging cardiac size. You need to discuss your situation with your Doc, it could easily mean nothing related to your body but be a technical issue. ...Read more

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Recent ultrasound says ivc remains prominent in size sometimes with cardiac decompensation what does this mean?

Recent ultrasound says ivc remains prominent in size sometimes with cardiac decompensation what does this mean?

Cardiologist: A prominent Inferior vena cava on ultrasound can be seen with right-sided heart failure. You should talk with your doctor about the results and consider an echocardiogram if there is not another reason for your inferior vena cava to be prominent. ...Read more

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Is this to worry about? Cardiac echo said: diastolic parameters borderline abnormal. Lateral peak velocity 14cm/second, medial 6cm/second.

Is this to worry about? Cardiac echo said: diastolic parameters borderline abnormal. Lateral peak velocity 14cm/second, medial 6cm/second.

Borderline: Diiastolic dysfucntion. Diastolic dysfunction is caused by the heart not relaxing adequately between heart beats. The best things you can do are take your medications follow a low fat low salt diet and exercise aerobically daily. ...Read more

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I had a cardiac MRI bSSFP (GE electric) technique but my values of the ventricles are borderline high could this be due to the technique? So not SSFP

I had a cardiac MRI bSSFP (GE electric) technique but my values of the ventricles are borderline high could this be due to the technique? So not SSFP

Ask your doctor: You are 23 years old and probably healthy so be suspicious of borderline findings. The MRI is a screening test and has to be interpreted in the light of other tests and your exercise tolerance and the initial indication for doing these very expensive tests. You need to address this to your doctor who has the whole picture. ...Read more

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Xray showed sever bilateral inflated, lungs shagged allergic changes, small cardiac size what is that mean, 32 male smoker coughing for month am I die?

Xray showed sever bilateral inflated, lungs shagged allergic changes, small cardiac size what is that mean, 32 male smoker coughing for month am I die?

Warning signal: Quit smoking and be underthe care of good pulmonary doc. This might bie sign of emphysema aggressive treatment and no smoking would give you lot of benefit. Do breathing excercises, . Yoga would help too. ...Read more

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Is it extremely rare for a 29yr old male to have a heart attack? No history, non smoker and healthy weight. Borderline high Chol. Recent Norm cardiac W/U

Is it extremely rare for a 29yr old male to have a heart attack? No history, non smoker and healthy weight. Borderline high Chol. Recent Norm cardiac W/U

Yes it's rare: But there are people with inherited lipid abnormalities who can get early and severe arteriosclerosis. Your doctor should test more than your total cholesterol to re-assure you, and measure the good cholesterol (HDL), the bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides as well. Some people can get spasm of the coronary arteries, either from stimulant drugs like cocaine, or spontaneously. These are rare. ...Read more

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I had a cardiac catherization 10 years ago to see the size of my patent ductus artereosis. It was very small so it was left as is. My cardiologist had no concern and I was never prescribed any medications. I had no other follow up after that. Now, I am 27

I had a cardiac catherization 10 years ago to see the size of my patent ductus artereosis. It was very small so it was left as is. My cardiologist had no concern and I was never prescribed any medications. I had no other follow up after that. Now, I am 27

Likely all ok: A small PDA present at age 17 is likely going to remain small and unobtrusive for life. If concerned about it, a good cardiac exam with the stethoscope, an electrocardiogram (electrical tracing of the heart) and an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) can give you the assurance that you need. Much of that might be overkill, however. I suspect you are just fine. ...Read more

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Echocardiogram and cardiac MRI show very different results. Which is more accurate? Also, can loseing weight reduce size of left atrium?

Echocardiogram and cardiac MRI show very different results. Which is more accurate? Also, can loseing weight reduce size of left atrium?

Echocardiogram: The data obtained by echo and MRI is obtained in different way and each has its own sensitivity and specificity for various data. Without knowing more about your situation we can't comment on which study might be more cogent for what information is being sought in you. ...Read more

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How many difference can there be in RV-EDV between two Cardiac MRI's when there is no change in heart size, how accurate is the MRI machine?

Machine is accurate: However each machine has its own characteristics. Each a little different than the other. Also each person doing the measurements will be a little different than the other person. Different yes. How different is the real question. The measurements should still be acceptable with a variation that is acceptable to your doctors. ...Read more

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Is EKG, cardio stress and blood work enough to rule out any cardiac issues? 33 male no family history and borderline cholestrol.

Is EKG, cardio stress and blood work enough to rule out any cardiac issues? 33 male no family history and borderline cholestrol.

See below: It all depends on what your symptoms were during your evaluation. If you don't have any active medical conditions that will predispose you to any heart disease, negative family history, then your risk of heart disease is fairly low. Also with the negative cardiac workup, you can be comfortable regarding your cardiac health. ...Read more

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Hx of cardiac paraganglioma. Enlarged lv.5 posterior lymph node in neck, dur. 5 month and tripled in size. Other lymph nodes swollen too. Metastasis?

Hx of cardiac paraganglioma. Enlarged lv.5 posterior lymph node in neck, dur. 5 month and tripled in size. Other lymph nodes swollen too. Metastasis?

? suspect Recurrence: I would advise that you seek advice from your oncologists. A biopsy of the lymph nodes would be indicated if they are enlarging over the past few months. ...Read more

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When measuring ascending aorta size (horiz)from sinotobular junction to innominate artery is cardiac mri/mra for morphology more accurate test than cta?

When measuring ascending aorta size (horiz)from sinotobular junction to innominate artery is cardiac mri/mra for morphology more accurate test than cta?

Depends: Done properly, ideally with ECG gating, an aortic MRA is equivalent to an aortic CTA. The opinion from some vascular docs is an overestimation on MRA. This was probably from movement artifact and older scanners. The benefit of MRA is the lack of iodinated contrast and lack of radiation. It is in routine use at many large medical facilities to periodically track aortic enlargement- kids/adults ...Read more

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I just woke up and seen like 2 or 3 small the size of a dot circles but holow with black outline theirs no rash or nothing just looks weird?

I just woke up and seen like 2 or 3 small the size of a dot circles but holow with black outline theirs no rash or nothing just looks weird?

Where did you see: Those Circles /Black dots? Could be from pressure? If they are spreading and new ones are appearing you need examination.
Need more information to diagnose. ...Read more

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What do you mean by " the liver is normal in size and configuration. It exhibits coarsened parenchymal echopattern and smooth external outline."?

What do you mean by " the liver is normal in size and configuration. It exhibits coarsened parenchymal echopattern and smooth external outline."?

Normal but bumpy.: This is from an ultrasound exam of your liver. The outline of your liver is smooth, and its size and shape are normal. But the texture of your liver is coarse, or bumpy. This can mean some scarring of the liver, cirrhosis from alcohol, chronic hepatitis, or just a "fatty" liver. There are other rare causes. It helps to know the whole story. Why you had the test in the first place! Ask your doc. ...Read more

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Is it something bad to have a hole the size of a pea in your tonsil that bleeds with an outline of black with white beneath the black and serious pain?

Is it something bad to have a hole the size of a pea in your tonsil that bleeds with an outline of black with white beneath the black and serious pain?

ENT: This could be a peritonsillar abscess with necrotic material. I certainly advise immediate ENT evaluation, especially since you feel that the pain is "serious". ...Read more

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I m 9 weeks and 3 days pregnant but baby in size is crl 12mm, cardic activity normal, but 2 weeks slow growth, is it serious, I am on injections for it?

I m 9 weeks and 3 days pregnant but baby in size is crl 12mm, cardic activity normal, but 2 weeks slow growth, is it serious, I am on injections for it?

? IUGR: Continue to follow up with your obgyn and get serial u/s to track the development of fetus. I hope all goes fine with you and will finally deliver a healthy baby. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel submandibular glands? If I tilt my neck up I can see their outline and they are walnut size. Palpable and soft.

Is it normal to feel submandibular glands? If I tilt my neck up I can see their outline and they are walnut size. Palpable and soft.

It may be normal: It is most reassuring that you don't say that the gland (s) you are feeling are tender, painful, firm, overlying skin red, etc. So the key is, how big are walnuts and submandibular glands supposed to be...it appears the range in size is similar. A walnut is about an inch in diameter. Normal submandibular glands are 22 mm +/- 5 mm. An inch is 2.54 cm or 25.4 mm, so I think all is good. Stay well. ...Read more

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My CAG report shows that I have Mild Coronary Artery Disease, Borderline LAD with Mild LCX and RCA disease. Good LV function. Do I have heart problem.

My CAG report shows that I have Mild Coronary Artery Disease, Borderline LAD with Mild LCX and RCA disease. Good LV function. Do I have heart problem.

An artery problem: You now know you have a tendency for artery disease, fortunately it is not causing problems yet. I would undertake aggressive lifestyle and medical measures to slow down this process! Exercise, weight control, aspirin, lipid therapy, control blood sugar, no smoking, beta blockers, ace inhibitors. ...Read more

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How common are cardiac arrests?

How common are cardiac arrests?

Too common.: Each year, approximately 300, 000 persons in the United States experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; approximately 92% will die. ...Read more

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What are common cardiac abnormalities?

What are common cardiac abnormalities?

Heart abnormalities: Go to this site and check it out:

http://www. Heart. Org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Conditions_UCM_001087_SubHomePage. Jsp ...Read more