Current dx: Heart Failure Medical Model: A number of tests would be performed to analyze the extent of damage of the heart. An electrocardiogram would be one of the first tests performed to check the electrical
Question 6 Identify five (5) Diagnostic tests that would be performed on Mr Bellows. Explain the indicators for the test and identify normal result values (5 marks) 12 Lead Electrocardiogram (ECG) - There are typical changes to the normal pattern of the ECG in a heart attack. Patterns that occur include pathological
When people think of their heart they just think it’s something that is there to keep them alive, it reacts to emotion when something happens in their life, and how complicated can the heart really be. In reality though, the heart is the most complicated vital organ that we have. It does in fact keep you alive and plays a certain roll when your dealing with emotions, but its purpose is so much more than anyone realizes when it comes to our body. It helps regulate our body and its systems to keep us moving and healthy in our day-to-day lives. So when having to deal with a nuclear cardiac study to test its function and anatomy, it is something that can be just as complex when providing a proper data for diagnosis for your physician. You want to ask yourself three vital questions: What is the best protocol, How do we prove to our physician this is the best one, and what is best for the patient outcome? I am writing about how using the çc-99m Tetrofosmin (Myoview) and the information being provided will cover all these questions. Although some of Myoview's facts have stated some disadvantages, for instance its extraction fraction being fifty four percent and other having a higher outcome. I am writing about the protocol use of a one-day rest and stress study using Technetium-99m Tetrofosmin, because of the many advantages it that it does make for a better choice over the other protocols out there.
A heart murmur is a sound coming from the heart and can indicate a heart disorder. The murmur sounds like a swishing or whooshing noise. Heart murmurs can be caused by Structural heart defects present from birth, Valvular heart diseases, an infection in the heart, also known as endocarditis, mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and congenital heart defects. There are two types of murmurs. They are innocent murmurs and abnormal murmurs. The innocent murmur is one that is not a threat in any type of way. The abnormal murmurs is an actual medical condition caused by some sort of abnormality with the heart itself. Heart murmurs like the innocent ones are harmless and do not require any treatment. Although, for others medication, surgery or just
assessment consistently demonstrated higher blood pressure and heart rate. The evaluation is not clearly indicative of exercise induced asthma for patient. Weight gain, consistent higher levels of blood pressure and heart rate along with exercise induced exertion can be signs of acute
A physical examination will be done by the doctor. The physician might order additional exams, such as, blood tests, chest x-rays, EKG, echo, and stress test. The chest x-ray will show whether the heart is enlarged or congestion (Common Tests for Heart Failure,2015). Electrocardiogram records the heart’s. rhythm (Common Tests for Heart Failure,2015). Echocardiography is an ultrasound uses sound waves to examine the heart (Common Tests for Heart Failure,2015). The stress test is when the patient walks on the treadmill and speed increases (Common Tests for Heart Failure,2015). The patient will then sit or lie down, and the heart and blood pressure are checked (Common Tests for Heart
Stress tests. In these tests your heartbeat will be recorded while you exercise or after you take a medicine that makes the heart beat faster.
During inspection of the heart assessment observe abnormal finding. Inspect the jugular vein and the carotid artery. Note pallor or cyanotic skin color, temperature, turgor, texture, and clubbing of finger. Observe for swelling, edema and ulceration. Clubbing is a sign of chronic hypoxia caused by a lengthy cardiovascular or respiratory. Poor cardiac output and tissue perfusion is noted by cyanosis and pallor. For dark-skinned, inspect his mucous membranes for pallor. Decreases or absent of pulse with cool, pale, and shiny skin, and hair loss to the area, and the patient may have pain in the legs and feet may indicate arterial insufficiency. Ulcerations typically occur in the area around the toes, and the foot usually turns deep red when dependent
4 In stress echocardiography (SE), cardiologists use ultrasound imaging for this purpose. Due to its accessibility and cost efficiency, SE represents a common type of noninvasive diagnostic tool for the detection of myocardial ischaemia.3 SE is widely used, has a moderate to high degree of sensitivity and moderate to high specificity in correctly identifying CAD, but it is cumbersome and adds substantial costs to the patient’s care. It is also fraught with false positive and false negative results that typically require even more testing.3
The cardiovascular system is a network of inter-connected arteries, capillaries and veins that spread across the whole body. The first major function of the system is to transport oxygenated and de-oxygenated blood throughout the body, the former to tissues and organs and the latter to the respiratory organs. The second
However for proper patients managements, clinical diagnoses is foremost step but it has its limitations. So there is need for additional tools to aid clinical evaluation and to their ability to identify the patient at possibility for cardiovascular diseases, as proposed by a recent National Institutes of Health (NIH) panel (Naghavi et al., 2003). Blood tests have been used for the indication of either disease or a future risk of the development of a disease over approximately 50 years. Blood tests help in detecting substances that are not present in normal physiological condition or check that elevated levels of substances from normal that indicate risk of disease. Electrocardiograms are used in the assessment of patients with chest discomfort,
Medical Case Study and Analysis A lot of people around us suffer from different medical conditions each day. It is important for everyone to be able to assess basic medical reports and make a quick diagnosis. In this paper, we will be conducting three different case studies relating to pathophysiological case
In some cases, heart disease can lead to an irregular rhythm or rate of the heartbeat known as an arrhythmia. (American Heart Association, 2014) While arrhythmias for the most part are harmless, there are some cases where they can be very severe and potentially fatal. The reason
The electrocardiogram (EKG) is a simple test that measures the heart's electrical activity (Donahue p. 35). The most widely used screening test is the exercise EKG, or stress test.
important test of an individuals physical health since unhealthy levels can lead to heart attacks,