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What else is there? by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 07 Sep 2008 12:06pm This question comes up frequently: Aren't there any alternatives to heart scans performed on a CT or EBT device? Yes, there are. First of all, heart scans are performed best on an electron-beam CT device (EBT) or a 64-slice multi-detector CT (MDCT) device. (While they are also obtainable through less-than-64 slice CT devices (e.g., 16 ... Read on »
Tests & Diagnostics for Heart Failure by Health Team Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of some of the common tests and diagnostics for Heart Failure: Blood Pressure Blood Pressure Monitors Cardiac Catheterization Chest X-ray Cholesterol Echocardiogram Echocardiography Electrocardiogram Exercise Stress Test Heart Rate Monitors Irregular Heartbeat Detection Physical examination S ... Read on »
Pre-Op Cardiovascular Testing for Kidney Transplant Recipients by Matt S. Posted Fri 15 Jan 2010 12:00am One of the challenges of taking care of your ESRD patients on the kidney transplant list is deciding on what kind of cardiovascular workup to perform. For obvious reasons, you don't want to be performing a major abdominal surgery on an individual with unstable coronary angina: cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death with gra ... Read on »
Coxsackie B: My Nemesis by Janis Bell Facebook Posted Mon 07 Jun 2010 12:00am I sat at the computer gaping with amazement.  Dr. Martin Lerner, who I’ve heard about at my Columbus Doc’s office as “the guy who focuses on viruses and antivirals”, has been researching cardiac issues in CFS since 1993.  He has done Holter tests and echocardiography and biopsies.  He has found that viral reactivation is the cause of relapses.  ... Read on »
Registered Cardiac Sonographer by Shilah C. Azib Posted Thu 22 Jul 2010 5:26pm Registered cardiac sonographer can carry out all stages of cardiac ultrasound testing, including M-mode, two-dimensional sector scanning, pulsed and continuous wave Doppler flow analysis and color flow mapping for primarily adult and elderly patients, and for neonatal, infant, pediatric and teenager patients when providing relief co ... Read on »
Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure) by Noman Khan Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:54pm What Is Hypotension? Hypotension (HI-po-TEN-shun) is low blood pressure. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps out blood. Blood pressure is measured as systolic (sis-TOL-ik) and diastolic (di-a-STOL-ik) pressures. Systolic blood pressure is the pressure when the heart beats wh ... Read on »
Save Money on Medical Costs - Get Your Old Medical Records by Davis Liu Medical Doctor Posted Thu 31 Mar 2011 12:38am There are many tips to saving money on medical costs like asking your doctor only for generic medications, choosing an insurance plan with a high deductible and lower monthly premiums, going to an urgent care or retail clinic rather than the emergency room, and getting prescriptions mailed rather than go to a pharmacy. How about getting your o ... Read on »
Is Comprehensive Screening Good Enough to Detect Sudden Cardiac Death? by Ng Peng Hock Patient Expert Posted Sun 28 Sep 2008 11:25am Is comprehensive heart screening sufficient for young people who are engaging in aggressive exercises such as Marathon running, military training, etc? Should they also undergo additional testing with treadmill exercise and echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound)? What is sudden cardiac death? As defined by American Heart Association, sudden c ... Read on »
Life Imitates Art by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted Fri 13 Feb 2009 5:23pm A year or so back, I wrote a post about a hypothetical hybrid ultrasound/CT scanner, which was intended to tweak a nose here and there. Imagine my amusement when I discovered that someone out there was merging cardiac echo with SPECT scanning, an even less-likely combination. But it's true. An article in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine by ... Read on »
How is a Non-Stress test administered and why would I need one? (NST) by Sharon LaMothe Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 12 Aug 2008 4:22pm So many tests so little time....Pregnant? Is it time for your non-stress test? Are you stressed out about it? Well don't be. The information below will explain how easy and painless it really is....(and I have had SEVERAL so I know what I'm talking about!) Sharon How is ... Read on »