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Dr. Mark Pack
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Shaking Hands Or Tremor (Definition)

Shaky hands is a symptom in a person's hand or hands has a tremor (shakiness or small back and forth movements). Shakiness can be present at rest, all the time, or only when the person is trying to use his hands. Causes include, brain problems, nerve problems, muscle problems, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc. ...Read more


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What does it mean if you have red patches on your heart in an echo gram?

What does it mean if you have red patches on your heart in an echo gram?

Computer coding: The computer in the echo machine is programmed to color code the signal. Blue is coded for blood moving towards the transducer. Red is moving away. Stippled and green indicate turbulence and high velocity. Red on an echo can be perfectly normal and will be interpreted by the cardiologist reading the study. Remember red doesn't mean that something is actually "red"! ...Read more

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What does it mean if the doctor says that only 5% of my heart is working?

What does it mean if the doctor says that only 5% of my heart is working?

Ejection Fraction: The ejection fraction (ef) refers to the percentage of blood that is squeezed out with every heartbeat. For instance, if the heart is filled with 100 ml of blood at the start of a heartbeat, and squeezes out 20 ml, the ef is 20%. Normal ef is 55-70%. You would need to clarify with your doctor if he means that your ef is 5%, or if he is referring to some other assessment/approximation. ...Read more

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Cardiologist reading my EKG said it showed "a blocked nerve on the right." he did not explain. What does this mean?

Cardiologist reading my EKG said it showed "a blocked nerve on the right." he did not explain.  What does this mean?

Signal block-- right: There are bundles of electrical pathways which travel down the heart muscle and are designated as right (stimulate right ventricle) and left sided (stimulate left ventricle) bundles. If your ekg shows a right sided bundle branch block then, the "nerve" pathways stimulating the right ventricle are blocked from normal electrical impulse conductance to the muscle. No true nerve per se is involved. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have an enlarged heart , an the doctor . Says that they have found a glow on the heart x rays.

What does it mean if you have an enlarged heart , an the doctor . Says that they have found a glow  on the heart x rays.

Echocardiogram: An enlarged heart simply means that there is something wrong. It should be followed up with an echocardiogram which will accurately determine the size of each of the chambers and provide useful information as to the cause of the enlargement, if that is, in fact, confirmed. ...Read more

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What wave on an ECG shows ejection fraction and how would it look if it was poor?

What wave on an ECG shows ejection fraction and how would it look if it was poor?

None: Ef comes from visualizing the heart chamber fully filled and fully contracted (/emptied) and determining what % of the blood within it did not get pumped out. This is done by ultrasound (echocardiogram) or often during cardiac catheterization (using fluoroscopic technique). Ecg/ekg cannot tell you this. ...Read more

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What does it mean when after a 2d echocardiogram that says normal heart and then says artoic vavle is leaking?

What does it mean when after a 2d echocardiogram  that says normal heart and then says artoic vavle is leaking?

2 different things: "normal heart) likely refers to the function of your left ventricle (the main pumping chamber of the heart). Leaking aortic valve means some of the blood ejected from your heart is leaking back into the heart instead of going forward to the rest of your body. This is not always a significant problem however. ...Read more

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Does a normal EKG mean my heart is fine? I had mild symptoms of heart disease, so my doctor did an ekg. It was normal. Does this mean i definitely don’t have heart disease?

Does a normal EKG mean my heart is fine? I had mild symptoms of heart disease, so my doctor did an ekg. It was normal. Does this mean i definitely don’t have heart disease?

In a way yes: Since you have a normal ekg it means that you did not have a heart attack in the past. However a notmal ekg cannot r/o coronary artery disease. Stress test and echocardiography should be done to assess your coronary arteries and your cardiac structure. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the cardiologist says your heart is fine and then says you have plumanary hypertension he thinks.

What does it mean when the cardiologist says your heart is fine and then says you have plumanary hypertension he thinks.

Tricuspid valve : Regurgitation of tricuspid valve is common on echocardiography. Artifactually- elevated tr velocity can calculate an erroneous pulmonary systolic pressure. Look for other clues to suggest abnormal pulmonary vascular tone. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a sonogram report says that your thyroid was very prominent?

What does it mean when a sonogram report says that your thyroid was very prominent?

That its big: It just means that your thyroid is a little bigger than average. It says nothing about thyroid function, which can only be assessed through blood tests. ...Read more

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Doctor said my ekg was abnormal and said it would only be normal if I was running marathons, what does this mean? Does it mean my pulse is low?

Doctor said my ekg was abnormal and said it would only be normal if I was running marathons, what does this mean? Does it mean my pulse is low?

Athletic heart: Athlets usully have low heart rate as their heart is toned to it by the regular exercise. People not used to that kind of physical activities with low heart rate is abnormal for them ...Read more

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I had a ECG and was reading the results. It said Mildly ecatatic aortic root. On my follow visit the dr did not mention it but is this serious?

I had a ECG and was reading the results. It said Mildly ecatatic aortic root. On my follow visit the dr did not mention it but is this serious?

Unfortunately your: question does not make any sense. An EKG will not be able to determine anything about the aortic root. If you meant an ECHO then it is possible there would be a comment about the aortic root. In that case it means that it is dilated. If your doctor did not mention it then he/she thinks it is not relevant to your health at this time. It should be reassessed periodically. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there was a shadow found on uterus?

What does it mean if there was a shadow found on uterus?

Abnormal: That something is interfering with the normal flow of dye into your uterus, like a fibroid, polyp, uterine septum/anomaly or scar tissue. A hysteroscopy or saline ultrasound can help figure this out for you. ...Read more

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My doctor says I have biatrial enlargement on ECG , what does this mean also she has "cp" in front of biatrial also don't know what this meansthank yo?

Biatrial enlargement: This is a finding on your ekg which can indicate that your atria or upper portion of your heart is larger than normal for your age and sex. The gold standard is to do an echocardiogram to measure the atria and determine if you do have this. Often it is due to high blood pressure or heart valve disease. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your heart skips a beat?

What does it mean if your heart skips a beat?

Palpitation Sx: Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more

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What does T wave abnormalities on the right ventricle mean? Was in ER and that was found with RBBB. I was told not to worry about the palps.

What does T wave abnormalities on the right ventricle mean? Was in ER and that was found with RBBB. I was told not to worry about the palps.

See a cardiologist: I disagree, I think a cardiologist should examine you, probably do a echo. A 34 y/o with RBBB could be normal but could have several underlying causes. I would play safe than being sorry. ER doctor usually only worry if its a acute emergency. ...Read more

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I had a surface echo on my heart and my global strain analysis is 19% is that normal? And what does that really mean?

I had a surface echo on my heart and my global strain analysis is 19% is that normal? And what does that really mean?

Sounds little low.: Typically normal global strain 21-30s in labs i know. But each lab or each machine are different. You need to ask the lab you had procedure, what their normal is. We see lower strain in pts with low ef, HTN left ventriculat hypertrophy etc. Can improve if BP or ef gets better. Rec to check with interpreting cardiologist for their normal values. ...Read more

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Cardiac Echo (Definition)

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Tremor (Definition)

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