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Use Of Mmode Echo
HR rises & falls twice (Up, down, up, down) during each set of inspiration & expiration. Shown in ANS tests. Variation of normal Sinus Arrhythmia? or?
Sinus arrhythmia: Sinus arrhythmia only reflects an exaggeration of a normal behavior. Everyone's HR tends to vary slightly with the normal changes in pressure in the chest with breathing. Your HR should increase with inspiration and decrease with expiration. If this variation is quite obvious, then we call it a "sinus arrhythmia," but it's not generally clinically significant. ...Read more
An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen ...Read more
During routine echocardiogram, is the ejection fraction usually calculated using the m-mode estimate, or the 2d volume (tracing the lv) measurement?
Either: Both methods are used. However, it is generally accepted that tracing the endocardial borders of the left ventricle at end systole and end diastole in two separate planes gives the best estimate of ejection fraction. When using only the m-mode tracing, there are many assumptions built into the estimate of ejection fraction that can challenge accuracy. ...Read more
Super-low urine flow but with PVR in normal range. Clear renal ultrasound & pelvic MRI. I drink lots of water. What meds increase flow for females?
Here are some...: Three things may be tried: 1. try alpha-blocker with care, 2. empirical urethral dilation, or 3. Kegel pelvic floor muscle exercise to smooth out the function of urinary sphincter along urethra. But how to decide the sequence of care and expectation relies on the professional acuity & judgment as well as patient's cooperation. How? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
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
Not clear: Are talking about equipment failure? Your question is not clear. ...Read more
What's the best type of exercise to prevent heart problems? 30 minutes of moderate/day, 20 min of intervals/day, etc?
Both types: Are beneficial but the more you do the greater the benefit. ...Read more
What does a conclusion from a one-day protocol gated spect persantine sestamibi study of systolic function preserved with an ef of 60% mean?
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?
Basal to mid anterior wall hypokinesis noted at peak workload. No ECG clinical evidence of ischemia at a max workload.
Unclear question: Your statement did not provide a question. You obviously are under the care of a doctor and she/he would be better equipped to answer your questions as she/he knows more about your health. ...Read more
PA pressure: The body position can affect the PA pressure by altering venous return to the right heart. If the venous return is decreased in the individual patient by the reclining position relative to supine then the PA pressure may be somewhat lower than in the supine position. The actual measurement technique is the same. ...Read more
How accurate is 2D Echocardiogram likelyhood of NonSustained VT in" Normal structure heart" Mitral Valve Repair few yrs on With excellent Echo result?
So?: that is not abnormal, but it depends why the ECG wad done and on a host of other factors ...Read more
Cardiology Resubmit #: does a CTA-radiation and dye exam of the heart raise the heart rate to its maximum level like a stress threadmill exam would?
What oscillations of the HR are considered normal during a 3 mins recording at rest?I mean, my HR variies from 78 to 88 in 3 minutes at rest,normal?
Oscillations: The heart rate changes with breathing. It is faster when you inhale, slower when you exhale. If you are using a heart monitor, you may find it oscillates with your breathing. When you hold your breath for 10-20 seconds, it may stay consistent, at rest. The heart rates you listed here are both normal, as long as you stay within normal, there is no problem. ...Read more
Recently had a nuclear stress test and results stated possible small focus of ischemia of the mid anterior wall. Ejection fraction 59%?
Ejection fraction nl: An ejection fraction the 59% means that the pumping function of your heart is normal. A "possible small focus of ischemia of the mid-anterior wall" can mean that when you're exercising not enough blood flow gets through to a small area of your heart. Usually a test result like that will lead to a cardiac catheterization to see if there is a significant blockage of an artery to the heart muscle. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it normal to have an ejection fraction of 64% on echocardiogram and a ejection fraction of 57% on Cardiac MRI? With the same heart.
No worry!: The ejection fractions measured by echo and by MRI are just estimates. Both the results are close to each other and the difference is no cause for concern. Normal would be between 55 and 70% and your results are both normal and quite close to each other! relatively speaking! Good! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Echo saging of the body of AMVL, normal blood flow, trivial MR. Restrictions? Can I live normal and do everything? Only symp skip beats waning/waxing
MVP: Such mild prolapse of the mitral valve is common and should not impact your physical activities, although atrial irritability certainly may occur. You could have a treadmill exercise stress test to see if strenuous physical exertion precipitates significant cardiac rhythm disturbances. Passing such a test will give you peace of mind. I recommend echocardiography every year or two to monitor mvp ...Read more
Is exercise intolerance the first symptom of air trapping in lung? 43year male , 23 year smoker
my spirometry result.
Fvc 106% of predicted
fev1 95% of predited
fef25/75 62% of predicted
ferf 125% of predicted
will take the dlco and rv te
Follow up: These findings do indicate that there is mild airflow obstruction and involvement of the small airways. Your smoking history is significant and I hope that you have quite smoking and will avoid inhaling smoke. Your follow up study should include testing with and without a bronchodilator. This will help your physician determine responsiveness to the medication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bounces sound waves: An echocardiogram is simply an ultrasound. Like any other ultrasound, including those used by fishing boats, the fundamental principle is to send high-frequency sound waves into the target (heart) and measure the time it takes to return to the transducer (echo). The resulting picture is a measure of the distance traveled and the physical properties of the material it passed through. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Echocardiography: What is the question? Echo is noninvasive ultrasound study of the heart. It tells us about the heart valves, chamber sizes, any clots, vegetations, tumors, septal thickening, wall motion, function of the ventricles( heart failure). Also special studies can detect septal defects. ...Read more
Echocardiogram: An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen on a video screen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Echocardiogram: Both radiologists and cardiologists can perform echocardiograms, at least here in the states. I don't know about the philippines. Ask your family doc for appropriate referral to someone s/he trusts. ...Read more
Leaky valve: When your heart pumps blood, the mitral valve closes, and blood is pumped out an open aortic valve. If you mitral valve shows 'insufficiency', there is some degree of leak allowing blood to be pumped back up to the .And function. Talk to your doc about your particular diagnosis. ...Read more
Complex Question.: We need to see the echocardiogram report & go over any symptoms that you might be experiencing in order to interpret the echocardiogram IN CONTEXT. (An isolated number rarely means anything). The LV Posterior Wall (LVPW) % thickening is an "M-mode" measurement that compares LVPW thickness in systole vs diastole. 24% to 80% thinning is considered to be within reference. Use HealthTap Prime or TTYD. ...Read more
Normal is normal: You can't do better then normal. Echo is a simple anatomical test. As long as the quality was good and the interpreting doctor knew what there are doing, u should be ok. If clinical suspicion for disease is high, then u should get a complete echo in a certified echo facility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a 54 year old female that just had an echo and was told that the results were barely normal. What does that mean?
My EF went from 55 to 68-70 in echoes three weeks apart. Why such variation? Could it not go down in the same quick time?
Normal: Usually Echo evaluation of Ejection Fraction (EF) is moderately subjective based on where the technician or physician marks the chamber sizes and how exact they are in identifying systole and diastole. There is at least a 5% variability which is to be expected and it can be much more variable than that (10-15%) based on the interpreters experience. Both of yours are normal. No worries! ...Read more
On the echo, it says m mode EF 55-60%, but then says EF Teich 52.8% on another page. EPSS 5mm...normal? Which EF is most accurate?
When Drs give test results, why would one refer to test results as satisfactory if normal? Why not good or excellent? (E.g In Echo results)
Test results: Test results are either normal or not not normal. There is no gradation of results as being super-normal. One does not get better than normal. ...Read more
Had an echo today. Cardio says EF 60-65, but tech's Teicholz reading was 80 though she said it would be 65. Is this anything to worry about?
Echo report had 3 EF readings- mod sp4, sp2, and BP. All different. Which is most accurate? And what Is normal? Was told my 56/60 was low-normal
EF: A left ventricular EF of 56-60 would be considered within normal limits. Your cardiologist is best qualified to advise you,however. ...Read more