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What is getting an echocardiogram like?

What is getting an echocardiogram like?

Echocardiogram: This is a non-invasive heart examination with ultrasound much like an obstetric ultrasound study except that it is directed at the heart. It is generally painless and involves no radiation exposure. Of all cardiac studies, it probably tells us more about cardiac structure and function than any other cardiac test. Don't worry about having one done! ...Read more

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What is it like to have an echo-cardiogram and an ekg?

What is it like to have an echo-cardiogram and an ekg?

Echo/ecg: Both studies are performed with the patient lying on a table. The echo has ecg leads attached to the patient and the echo images are obtained by a probe moved around the chest by a technician. Neither test is uncomfortable or painful. ...Read more

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What is it like to have an echo-cardiogram and an ekg?

What is it like to have an echo-cardiogram and an ekg?

Echo/ecg: Both studies are performed with the patient lying on a table. The echo has ecg leads attached to the patient and the echo images are obtained by a probe moved around the chest by a technician. Neither test is uncomfortable or painful. ...Read more

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What is it like getting a CT scan like?

What is it like getting a CT scan like?

Read/Watch more here: Please see these articles (and it's related articles) for a good summary and demonstration of the actual ct scan procedure: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ct-scan-procedure.Html http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ct-scan.Html the procedure is very quick. If your ct scan requires contrast, you can learn more about that here: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ct-scan-with-contrast.Html. ...Read more

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What is a ECG and an angiogram?

What is a ECG and an angiogram?

Quite different: An ekg records how the electrical impulse is transmitted through your heart's conduction system. An angiogram is looking at blood flow through the vessels supplying blood to our heart muscles. ...Read more

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What is it like to get a cardiac pacemaker?

What is it like to get a cardiac pacemaker?

Pacemaker: In the or the chest is prepped and the patient receives light sedation. The implant area is numbed with local anesthetic and the pacing wires are introduced and passed under fluoroscopy to the heart, positioned and tested. The device is attached to the leads and placed in a pocket under the skin. The pocket is closed and the patient is monitored before going home. ...Read more

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What is getting a myelogram like?

What is getting a myelogram like?

No worries : A myelogram is a common diagnostic study that most patients tolerate well. The physician will place you on a flouroscopy table, prep your lower back, inject a local anesthetic, place a needle in your back, inject dye, remove the needle, place a bandaid and summon the radiology tech to take x-rays. Then you will have a ct. You will be observed for several hours and be discharged. ...Read more

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What is an amniocentesis like?

What is an amniocentesis like?

Not too bad: Amniocentesis at 18-20 weeks feels like a cramping sensation. A little bit of pain, but fleeting. Amniocentesis at term hardly feels painful at all as the uterus is so stretched. ...Read more

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What is a cardiac arrhythmia like and how do you diagnose it?

What is a cardiac arrhythmia like and how do you diagnose it?

Palpitations: One may feel a "flutter", "skip", "thump" for single beats or "pounding", or "racing" for continued rhythm disturbance. These are all descriptions often reported when the heart beats out of its normal steady rhythm and, collectively, are termed "arrhythmia." it's diagnosed on ekg or more prolonged cardiac recordings called "holter" (24 - 48 hours) or event monitoring (a month or more). ...Read more

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What is an ekg?

What is an ekg?

Electric heart signa: An ekg is a record of the electric impulses the heart gives off as it beats. Several leads are placed on the chest wall to measure the inpuses from different directions and from different parts of the heart. It is an easy and inexpensive way to look at heart activity and diagnose problems such as arrhythmias, heart attacks and conduction disorders. It is also used for routine health screening. ...Read more

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What is a cardiologist appointment like?

What is a cardiologist appointment like?

Appointment: Pretty much like any other. You will fill out history forms, the assistant or nurse will check blood pressure/heart rate. You will meet with the doctor who will take a detailed history of the symptoms you are having and assess your risk factors. The doc will then order any testing needed to further evaluate your problem, and possibly order labs or medications. There will likely be a follow up. ...Read more

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What is a heart attack like if woman?

What is a heart attack like if woman?

Variety of symptoms: Heart attack symptoms in women can be very different from the classic symptoms more commonly seen in men - chest pain and difficulty breathing. Women may have those symptoms but some women may have very nonspecific symptoms such as nausea, sweating, or slight difficulty breathing with exertion. ...Read more

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What is a collapsing pulse and is this good or bad?

What is a collapsing pulse and is this good or bad?

Valvular incompetenc: When a major valve is leaking...AR...cause collapsing pulse. It is abnormal,It eventually causes increased work load for the heart. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is an MRI or EEG like exactly?

Could you explain what is an MRI or EEG like exactly?

Structure/function: An MRI looks at the structure of the body by using magnetic fields. You lie quietly on a table inside a donut-shaped magnet. Sometimes IV contrast is used to bring out the detail in certain structures. An eeg looks at brain function. Wires are placed on the scalp using an adhesive paste, and you lie quietly while an machine records the electrical signals generated by brain activity. ...Read more

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Chest pains! xray, CT scan, bloodwork, holter monitor, echocardiogram, echo stress test and EKG normal?! what can it be? Pain don't get worse when pressed

Chest pains! xray, CT scan, bloodwork, holter monitor, echocardiogram, echo stress test and EKG normal?! what can it be? Pain don't get worse when pressed

Esophageal spsm/GERD: All the tests you have had it rules out heart or lung pathology.It can be due to esophageal spasm, gastroesophageal reflux with or without esophagitis or due to costochondritis.Get a gastro enterolist consult and endoscopy to rule out GI causes or a trial of ppis like Omeprazole etc.Costochondritis may respond to non steroidal meds like Naproxen sodium. ...Read more

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What is an echocardiograph for?

What is an echocardiograph for?

Measures: the size and function of the chambers of the heart specifically heart muscle and the valves inside the heart Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more

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What is an echocardiogram and how is it helpful?

What is an echocardiogram and how is it helpful?

Ultrasound of heart: An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart. It gives the cardiologist a lot of information about the function of the heart and its valves, the size of the different chambers and the flow of blood through the different chambers. It can be done from the surface of the chest or from inside the food pipe (esophagus). ...Read more

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What's the definition for a heart beating really hard? Is it hyperdynamic or something else? Also please tell me about turbulence and tachycardia.

What's the definition for a heart beating really hard? Is it hyperdynamic or something else? Also please tell me about turbulence and tachycardia.

A heartfelt question: A heart that is beating really hard is usually called 'forceful' or 'prominent.'There is no scientific term used commonly to my awareness. A heart beating fast (like, over 100 beats/minute) or really fast (>150) is called 'tachycardia.'Turbulent flow is the opposite of smooth (laminar) blood flow.What prompted your question? Maybe you're in love. Or maybe hanging from the edge of the Eiffel Tower? ...Read more

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What is an abdominal scan like?

What is an abdominal scan like?

Please: See radiologyinfo.Org for good info about your test. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an atrial flutter?

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What sort of problem is an atrial flutter?

Less common than AF: Atrial fluter less common than atrial fibrillation, and is often a indcator of future atrial fibrillation onset. You may not notice them, or you may feel a flutering in your chest. Atrial flutter can be caused by scarring in the heart resulting from prior cardiac disease or heart surgery, but it can also occur in some patients with no other identifiable heart problems. ...Read more

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