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What are electrocardiogram & echocardiogram tests for? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 20-May-2014
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User:i have a query
User:want to know ,what is cardic in origin
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:electrocardiogram & echocardiogram tests for?
Doctor:Cardiac in origin implies to something that is arising from the heart.
User:cervical spine x ray
Doctor:Electrocardiogram or ECG and echocardiogram are primary tests of heart.
Doctor:Cervical spine xray or CS X-ray is a xray of the neck.
User:as in?
User:ok ok
User:arising from the heart ?
Doctor:You did not provide me the complete information.
Doctor:When some one says cardiac in origin
Doctor:they mean something arising from the heart.
User:some days back i had shared wit you that i ma facing some vertigo feeling /confused and all
Doctor:Yes, I remember the discussion.
User:so why doc had asked fr these tests
Doctor:Did you consult a live doctor?
Doctor:If yes, did you consult a specialist?
User:ent specialist
User:i am so confused now ...i should consult a cardiologist /neurologist or ent?
User:shall i tellyou my problem again
User:so that u cn suggest me better
Doctor:I have your details.
User:ok great
User:please advice
Doctor:Let me try and sort out your confusion.
User:i am so worried
Doctor:As I said in my previous discussion
Doctor:your symptoms are strongly associated with your posture.
Doctor:You mentioned the symptoms arises as you wake up from the bed.
User:pain in my left shoulder nd arm as well
Doctor:Such kind of symptoms that occur with change of posture can be due to postural drop in blood pressure (which I put across as autonomic disturnbances).
Doctor:It can also occur due to minor inner ear problems also known as BPPV.
Doctor:If you noticed shoulder pain, the spine also need to be checked to exclude spondylosis.
User:so that can create problem like i am facing - vertigo feeling / sensation in head /nausea /confused
Doctor:As you must have noticed the symptoms are related to blood pressure and heart; ear issues; neck issues.
Doctor:Since these symptoms are not very frequent, short lasting and only recent in nature
Doctor:I don't foresee a serious complications.
User:so what you suggest - i should c a neurologist or ent
Doctor:Accordingly the evaluation can be done either by a cardiologist, ENT surgeon, orthopedician or a neurologist.
Doctor:Since you already consulted an ENT surgeon,
Doctor:I would suggest you to follow up with them.
User:please advice only one specialist
User:that i shud go nd c whio can evaluate my issue
Doctor:You can follow up with the ENT surgeon.
Doctor:Go through the tests that was suggested.
Doctor:In most probabilities the results will be unremarkable.
User:ok thanks - will do so .
User:as in
Doctor:you can come back to us with the results and we shall guide you further.
User:ok thanks
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?\
Doctor:Are you there?
User:no thanks
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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