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trying2trimup posted:
just had an echo carotid doppler test what exactly are the results going to show hopefully i know they are looking for blockages of plaque i am nervous about the possilbe results thankyou
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cardiostarusa1 responded:
Hi:

Good general info -

Carotid Ultrasound Imaging

http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=us-carotid

Cartoid Ultrasound

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/cu

Doppler Ultrasound

SEE:

Why is it done

Results

http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/doppler-ultrasound

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Good to know, for the primary and secondary prevention of heart attack and brain attack (stroke)

Epidemiologic studies (EDS) have revealed risk factors (encompasses some new, novel, or emerging) for atherosclerosis (typically affecting the carotid, coronary, and peripheral arteries), which includes age, gender, genetics (gene deletion, malfunction or mutation), diabetes (considered as being the highest risk factor), smoking (includes second/thirdhand), inactivity, obesity (a global epidemic, "globesity"), high blood pressure (hypertension), high LDL, small, dense LDL, RLP (remnant lipoprotein), high Lp(a), high ApoB, high Lp-PLA2, high triglycerides, HDL2b, LOW HDL (less than 40 mg/dL, an HDL level of 60/65 mg/dL or more is considered protective against coronary artery disease), high homocysteine (now questionable), and high C-reactive protein (CRP/hs-CRP).

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trying2trimup replied to cardiostarusa1's response:
thanks i had the test and it was normal still looking for the cause of why i feel so crummy
 
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cardiostarusa1 replied to trying2trimup's response:
You're welcome.

Just curious, what specific symptom(s) prompted this type of diagnostic test?

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James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
The purpose of carotid ultrasounds is generally to evaluate for plaque in the arteries that could obstruct blood flow to the brain - these tests are sometimes used to recommend interventions (either stents or surgery) to reduce the risk of future stroke.
 
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trying2trimup replied to cardiostarusa1's response:
was tired continously my bp was consistantly very low then suddenly high felt awful and chest pain and headaches my doctor thought it would be smart to do the test but it didnt find anything
 
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trying2trimup replied to James Beckerman, MD, FACC's response:
the test didnt find anything any guess what i should do next
 
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cardiostarusa1 replied to trying2trimup's response:
Hi:

Considering the symptoms you speak of, noteworthy, an echocardiogram is very versatile in confirming or ruling out various heart-related problems/conditions/abnormalities.

HeartSite

Echocardiogram

TTE

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What information does it provide?

http://www.heartsite.com/html/echocardiogram.html

There are also other non-invasive imaging modalities available, as deemed applicable, such as Cardiac CT, Cardiac SPECT, Cardiac PET, and Cardiac MRI, as well as invasive catheter-based X-ray angiography (angiogram, heart catheterization).

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Heart Disease TYPES

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Atulaya responded:
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a process through which the imaging of internal parts is done. MRI helps in visualizing the internal structure of the body in detail. Nuclear magnetic resonance is used in order to find out the nuclei atoms of the body. Basically, it uses the magnetic field and radio waves to click pictures of the internal structure of the body.


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