Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Another Test

Well, we had another doctor's appointment today - which led to more tests.  We just don't know what is going on.  The doctor today told us that some of the tests that Dan has had in the past has shown that the out flow from Dan's heart is not regular.  That seems to be the problem. 

The doctor is saying that the irregular heartbeat is a symptom of the heart not having a good outflow, and one test showed that he had a 51% outflow (which is good) but another test showed 37% (which is bad).  So, we had to have another test today called a MUGA.  This is another nuclear test like the stress test that Dan had done a couple of weeks ago but this test just measures the outflow and the strength of the heart muscle.  The doctor told us that if the outflow is 40% or more than we won't hear from his office again (other than to get a report).  If the outflow is less than 40% we will get a phone call for a follow up appointment, so let's all pray for more than a 40% outflow.

I'll keep you updated - but in the meantime, I would appreciate it if you would still keep Dan in your prayers.  Thanks!

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