Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Spots on heart
    MakeMeBetter posted:
    This is the THIRD TIME I've posted this question since yesterday and I don't see it on the messages. My wife had a cardiac cath done last week(which will have to be repeated Tuesday) and a CT scan done Wednesday that showed a spot on her heart. What do I need to know?
    James_Beckerman_MD responded:
    Thanks for your post. I'm happy to help you understand the test result, but I need more information. If you'd like to get a copy of the report and transcribe the results section, I can try to explain it in more detail. Thanks!
    Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Dear MakeMeBetter, The reason Dr. Beckerman didn't see your post is because you didn't originally post it on his board. Instead, you posted it on the Heart Disease Support Group Board here:!thdchild=.89e25ec5 If you would give Dr. Beckerman the additional information he requested, hopefully he can help you out. Yours in health, Byroney
    MakeMeBetter responded:
    Since it is concerning my wife, that's about all I know. We haven't seen a cardiothoracic surgeon yet
    MakeMeBetter responded:
    I have the print. It reads... Frontal and lateral views of the chest are compared with a portable exam from 7 June 2008. Heart size is again noted to be mildly enlarged but unchanged. Pulmonary vasculature appears normal. No effusions are present. No focal air space consolidations are seen. IMPRESSION-Mild cardiomegaly. No acute disease identified
    James_Beckerman_MD responded:
    The report seems to say that there is 'no acute disease identified.' good news!

    Helpful Tips

    potassium levels
    talk to your physician and check your meds on WebMD -- some med combinations either deplete or increase potassium levels in your ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    1 of 1 found this helpful

    Expert Blog

    The Heart Beat - James Beckerman, MD, FACC

    Dr. James Beckerman shares how small, livable lifestyle changes can have a real impact on your risk of heart attack and stroke...Read More

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit the Duke Health General and Consultative Heart Care Center