A cardiac scan or coronary calcium scan is a specialized X-ray. It uses a multidetector-row or multislice computerized tomography for imaging. This X-ray provides images of the heart for measuring calcium plaques in the arteries. These plaques obstruct the arteries and cause the development of coronary artery diseases.
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Query: Hi doctor, Just now I got my cardiac CT report. I seek opinion of my radiology report before I see my cardiologist in a couple of weeks. Conclusion is that the stress test and echocardiogram results were fine. The CT cardiac report is as follows: Moderate coronary calcification detected with CAC sco... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is suggestive of coronary artery disease. But, the good news is that this does not require any intervention treatment if there are no symptoms associated like chest pain on exertion. I... Read Full »
Can a cardiac MRI show anything in regards to pulmonary hypertension?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a question regarding cardiac MRI. I have one biannually because I have congenital heart disease. My question is whether or not that type of imaging shows pictures of the lungs and, if so can it show anything in regards to pulmonary hypertension? I had cardiac catheterization sev... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To know the picture of the lung, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the lung can be obtained. In your case, it is the assessment of pulmonary hypertension evaluation. Cardiac MRI is done for accurate assessment of right ventricle structure and function. It is impor... Read Full »
What does an ECG reading of sinus rhythm and inappropriate T wave indicate?
Query: Hello doctor, What does an ECG reading of sinus rhythm and inappropriate T wave mean? Four weeks ago, I went to the emergency room for inappropriate sinus tachycardia from drinking too much green tea. I have been taking it easy over the past few weeks, but I had to return to the emergency room yeste... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not uploaded any reports and only heart rate pictures. ECG (electrocardiogram) with sinus rhythm and inappropriate T wave suggests further evaluation, and it can be normal too. So I will advise you to do the following: 1) 2D Echocardiography. 2) TMT (tread... Read Full »
Why has my LVID increased from 4.7 cm to 5.1 cm, and how can I improve it?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 62-year-old male with hypertension and IgA nephropathy for the past 12 years, which have been treated with the tablet Cardace 10 mg, Stamlo 5 mg, Lipitor 10 mg, and fish oil capsules. In addition, I have had benign prostrate hyperplasia (Grade 2) for the past six years. I have ta... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel your report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) is normal. An increase in dimension may be related to an error during calculation, which is very common. Rest all parameters like ejection fraction are normal. It might be a normal dimension fo... Read Full »
Can Adenosine injection have a harmful effect on me?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 54-year-old female with a history of smoking and alcohol consumption daily for 20 years. I have left smoking for the last seven years and alcohol intake for the past two years. I have been scheduled for a cardiac MRI stress test in the coming day, and I have heard that Adenosine... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Why is a stress CMR (cardiovascular magnetic resonance) test advised? Did you have chest pain? Stress CMR is done to assess cardiac muscle viability and function and to see previous heart attacks. Adenosine's side effect is that it can cause... Read Full »
Should I concern about diastolic dysfunction?
Query: Hello doctor, I recently had a cardiac CT scan. The report shows LCx - near the origin of the LCx/ramus. There appears to be an arterial communication with an outpouching of the LV anterior to the left pulmonary veins. There is no coronary artery dilatation that one may expect in a coronary LV fist... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In case of next time, please always upload or give information on the complete result of an investigation. It helps to explain the investigation better. The report means simply that there is an anatomical deformity or changes perhaps present in the left ventricula... Read Full »
My MIBI scan shows ischemia, whereas the angio scan is normal. Please explain.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42-year-old female. Last year my GP recommended me for the MIBI (myocardial perfusion imaging) cardiac scan, and it can out that I have mild anterior wall ischemia (10% total ischaemic burden). He then recommended me for the angio scan, and the result came normal. He advised me... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Myocardial perfusion imaging showed mild ischemia involving 10% of the myocardium, not a large area. Coronary angiography came out normal means all major vessels are normal. There ... Read Full »
I have stable angina with 80 % small and 50 % large artery blockages. Is there cardiac a need for cardiac MRI?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 70-year-old male. I am under treatment for stable angina for the past three years. 80 % small artery blockage, and 50 % large in certain areas. I am taking Clopidogrel, Nitrates, Amlodipine, etc., with tiny sublingual Nitro, averaged 25 Nitro pills over three months. Occasional... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have stable ischemic heart disease for the last three years. You are taking medicines and want to know about the heart in detail for which you want cardiac MRI. You have 50 % blockage in the major coronary artery. As far as your heart condition is concerned, it o... Read Full »
My cough is persisting in spite of antibiotics. What do you suggest?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a cough since 15 days. There is phlegm as well. I tried using so many syrups, antibiotics and Levocetirizine with Montelukast. The X-ray and CBP (complete blood picture) are normal. But, the cough is still persisting and troubling me. What do you suggest? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You have a cough from two weeks along with expectoration. You have taken antibiotics and antiallergic medicines, but you have not mentioned the name of the antibiotic which you have taken. I would suggest a few things: Any person wit... Read Full »