Possibly another reason "RVT" is not enough in some scenarios to make a
judgement call,,,,,,,,one may not have all the info and background to make a
safe judgement call............RES....we should never get to the point where
"we know it all !".........

-----Original Message-----
From: Philip Jacob,Md
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: 4/9/99 8:57 PM
Subject: Re: UPPER ARTERIAL (TRUE SCENARIO)   >HELP NEEDED

Dear K.R. in VA,
                                        Your doctor may have a good
reason to
ask for the tests. Some times a cervical rib can give raise to a
subclavian
anurysm, which can have thrombus in it. This in turn can embolize and
cause
problems down stream.
You should learn to communicate better with your physician and learn
more
about what you are dealing with before pointing fingers at anyone. This
is
the only way in which  all of us can learn and respect each other. Ther
will
be less reasons to pull your hair.

                                                        sincerely,

                                                            TPJ