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Symptoms of Franks sign and cardiovascular disease - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Answered : 37 Questions
User :   Hi,

My age is 26. i have franks sign. do i have to consult cardiac doctor?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
User :   how are you?
Doctor :  
i am fine.
Doctor :  
i shall provide you with relevant information.
User :   ok
Doctor :   It has been hypothesized that Frank's sign is a sign of cardiovascular disease and/or diabetes.
User :   i am having chest pain. it is not severe very little. that too only when i sleep in odd position or sit in odd position
User :   there is no pain when i stand or walk
Doctor :   ok
User :   what could be the symptoms of cardiovascular disease?
Doctor :   symptoms are too many and so are deeply various.
Doctor :  
when was it that you were diagnosed with franks sign?1
User :   i havent been to any doctor.. i met a doctor one year back he told me i have franks sign
Doctor :   Frank's sign is a diagonal crease in the lobule of the auricle, do you have that?
User :   on one ear i have
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
i shall explain it to you
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Frank's sign is considered as a marker of the coronary disease, independent of risk factors but frequently associated with them.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
f its absence does not permit in any way to exclude the diagnosis of coronary disease,
User :   ok
Doctor :   its presence corresponds in three quarters of the cases to an established coronary disease within a symptomatic population.

User :   ok
Doctor :  
The sensitivity of Frank's sign reaches 75%, its specificity 57.5% and its positive predicting value 80.3%.
User :   ok
Doctor :   The prevalence of Frank's sign increases progressively with age: 42% in the 30-39 age group and 75% in the 60-69 age group.
User :   ok
User :   is chest pain symptom of that?
Doctor :  
May I ask you few questions to know about you? Please give your Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height, Weight
User :   age 26
User :   Male
User :   bangalore
User :   software engineer
User :   single
User :   5.5
User :   75
Doctor :  
frank sign is still hypothesized so only based on that assurance cannot be made about any underlying disorder.
User :   by the way i dont have diagnonal crease it pretty much straight one
Doctor :   you will have to undergo certain tests to have a conformatory report over CVS disorders.
User :   what tests?
Doctor :  
ECG
User :   ok
User :   i have take ECG one year back. that time it was normal
Doctor :  
Vascular studies of heart
User :   ok
Doctor :   Cardiac tomography
User :   ok
Doctor :  
since i explained you how it works you will be able to ascess the reasons for ECG report.
User :   i will undergo these tests
Doctor :   For that you will have to under go a physical evaluation through a doctor.
User :   i will go to either wockhardt or jayadeva hospital in bangalore
Doctor :  
ok
User :   any idea how much these tests will cost?
Doctor :  
these vary upon the set up.
User :   approximately?
Doctor :  
over 1500rs
User :   ok
User :   thanks doctor
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?

Doctor :  
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