Posted 12 November 2008 - 10:25 AM
Posted 12 November 2008 - 10:45 AM
I don't think so. If it is what my son had, it is like an ultrasound. They put on probes, use a jelly like substance and rub a gadget around your chest area. You can see your heart and blood flowing on the monitor next to the table. Gareth's had the blood showing as shades of red, blue and yellow (I think!!!).
Take care, Everyone.
Posted 12 November 2008 - 01:16 PM
The cardio test I had that was in 3D in multi colors showing the flow of blood they did by sticking electrodes on my chest, then there was this big belt thing with lots of cables coming out of it that they strapped around me. There was a huge cord coming out of the belt that ran to the machine so the nurse had to hold the cord out of the way while I ran on the treadmill. I remember this test well because the color picture was fascinating to watch and the dr got all excited watching my valve move the wrong way because he said he had never had another patient with the same heart problem There's technically not even a term for the valve problem I have. Doesn't that figure!
Either way neither are bad tests. The only bad cardio tests are catherer tests or cardiovascular CT scan. The cardio CT involves 3 nasty drugs... one gave me a migraine, another slowed my heartrate till I passed out and they had to start me on oxygen then the dye bothered my kidneys.
Posted 13 November 2008 - 03:53 PM
Posted 13 November 2008 - 04:24 PM
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 05:33 PM