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Different opinions of test results of heart

 my neurologist doctor did a transcranial Doppler study he said I have a hole in my heart called pfo. The neurologist sent me to a heart doctor who did a microbubble study with a transthoracic echo the heart doctor said microbubble is okay does not show pfo hole in the heart. I am getting two different opinions. I do not known which doctor has the right answer. Thank you .

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Re: Different opinions of test results of heart

why is neuro working on your heart?

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Re: Different opinions of test results of heart

I would go with the expert (cardiologist's) opinion. That's why there are specialists in different things.

 

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Re: Different opinions of test results of heart

    There are millions of people that have holes in Thier hearts. I had one . I had my repaired because I had a mass in the same area and I asked if they could repair it while they were there and they did. The reason I asked is that they have found a corolation between MIGRAINES and HOLES in the heart. I have only had 2 Migraines in 16 years. So don't worry.

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Re: Different opinions of test results of heart

The cardiologist defintiely! In fact I'd get a second opinion from another cardiologist. 

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@Ibby114 wrote:

The cardiologist defintiely! In fact I'd get a second opinion from another cardiologist. 


 

Definitely this.

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Re: Different opinions of test results of heart

I'm interested how a trans CRANIEL dopplar study found a hole in your heart.

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Re: Different opinions of test results of heart

 The neurologist  did the first  test with the  transcranial doppler test he told me the results that I have  a hole in the heart. . He told me to see a heart doctor . He recommended the heart doctor. The microbubble test came out of okay. The heart doctor is going to send his report to the neurologist doctor. I am getting  two different opinions.

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@Mothercat wrote:

 The neurologist  did the first  test with the  transcranial doppler test he told me the results that I have  a hole in the heart. . He told me to see a heart doctor . He recommended the heart doctor. The microbubble test came out of okay. The heart doctor is going to send his report to the neurologist doctor. I am getting  two different opinions.


 

How could a transcranial dopper test show anything about the heart when it only has to do with the brain?  I don't understand this.


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Re: Different opinions of test results of heart

I am going to call the neurologist  and  tell him what the heart doctor said. I am not going to wait for the heart doctor report.