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He had a 30 day monitor on because of heart racing/ palpitations. His dr did a stress test and his heart rate went immediately to 154, and when he was at rest it didn't go below 130. The dr just sent us for bloodwork...Epeniphrine & NorEpeniphrine levels . He also has a bluish tint to his lower legs and forearms with white spots-when I pointed this out to his cardiologist she said "oh". What are these blood tests for and what will they tell us about whats going on with my son?
My PVC are caused by a small patch of hyperactive cardiac cells in one place in my heart. They are not caused by my first degree heart block, which has no symptoms at all. Heart block has two major causes. One is congenital: This is due to the type of wiring of the heart that you are born with, and it cannot be changed by diet, exercise, and so on.
The best method for someone with a heart issue is to have a stress test. A stress test is oftened done for the purpose of learning the degree of tolerance/risk one can safely do. The rule of thumb stated is not recommended for someone who has heart issues. You will be safe to engage in exercising according to METs. Also, the rule-of-thumb does not apply to someone that is on a beta blocker as a beta blocker decreases heart rate, etc.
frequently--always after exercise and often while preparing to sleep. I have been on monitors and a stress test which showed I have Wenckebach heart block. Is there a possibility this will ever go away? Is there anything I can do to make it better? Is there anything I should watch out for with this new condition? Any input would be much appreciated! Thank you, Kathy S.
I undergo several test such as ECG, 2D echo, Holter, Stress test and Some Blood Test which are all Normal. My EP and cardiologist says that this is benign but still for the previous 2 months I panic too much and was so horrified. I visited my doctor almost weekly until I was given a 25mg of Beta Blocker (Metoprolol) which totally eliminate my PVC's for 6 hours upon taking it. Now, I still have it daily but for less than a hundred PVC's only which only occur prior taking the Metoprolol.
I don't fully understand, are you saying your stress test was not conclusive, or not done? Was it a nuclear stress test? I had a nuclear stress test a couple of month back and I was told no to take my beta blocker (now Atenolol) or calcium channel blocker that morning.. as it turns out I forgot to take it the night before too.. so my HR was high (I have AFib). Thus I wasn't on the tread mill very long before I hit my maximum HR, 135 is what I recall them setting..
I had a cardiolyte stress test Wednesday after recovering from an episode of atrial fibrillation. I was able to do 10.5 minutes on the treadmill without any pain. The results showed "one area of possible ischemia" and I have been scheduled for a cardiac cath on Monday for a clearer diagnosis.
I am a 52 year old male who recently had an echo stress test that revealed impaired LV relaxation; despite this finding, the test was determined to be normal. Is it possible to have a normal stress test with the finding of impaired LV relaxation? Is impaired LV relaxation serious if the echo test revealed no other pathology? Is impaired LV relaxation simply a product of an aging heart? Finally, I have a right bundle branch block. Would The RBBB affect LV relaxation?
While he was in the stress test room (I think he's very stress too), he only looked at the ECG printout and played with the ECG machine. He didn't look at me and didn't talk to me.
HI, Beta-blockers block the action of the sympathetic nervous system of the heart, thus reducing stress on the heart. Doctors may prescribe beta-blockers for patients with tachycardia (rapid heart rates). They help patients with angina by lowering the amount of oxygen the heart muscles require. They also help patients with high blood pressure and migraines. The answer is based on information provided. Exact advice is not possible without a proper examination and investigations.
They did Echo/Stress and I had 2 VTAC's for 6 beats during Stress test. THey did angiogram found some spasms and RCA block at 70%. Put in another stent, and then I had VTAC 2 more timjes during procedure. Doctor could not explain VTAC and put me on Beta Blocker and sent me home to follow up with family Dr and cardiologist. I have read alot about SCD and was wondering what tests I should have to rule out SCD ? I also do not care to stay on Beta Blockers forever, should I?
I have been in a cardiologist's care for the past 5 years and have been taking quinidine (524mg, 2x daily) since the last episode 3 years ago. My question is about the cardiolite stress test. I recently mentioned to my cardiologist that I had experienced some pleuritic pain a few weeks before, after having had a bit of a head cold. He then said he wanted to do a cardiolite stress test to determine what the chest pains were about.
Since childhood I have suffered from horrific panic attacks, caused by heart defects and I'm afraid with these and the stress test combined, I'll have a heart attack. I'm still very active and work at my career every day. I'm a writer and artist and am active in several guilds. But the fear and panic are beginning to make it more difficult.
I first noticed some skipped beats (premature contractions) some months ago, got scared, and requested some tests (Holter, echocardiography, stress ECG test), and of course some ECGs at rest. Results as follows: Resting ECGs: All normal Holter: My cardiologist said "everything normal, some PAC's, low number. Echo: All normal. Stress test: All normal, one PAC.
Multiple EKG's show a normal sinus rhythm with an incomplete right bundle branch block and a left anterior fascicular block. Cardio stress test showed ST-TW V2, V3, V4 abnormal. I did get an echo and I was told it was normal though I did not get any specifics. Heart catherization also showed normal though all I was told was there "is no coronary artery blockage". I am currently wearing a Lifestar AF Express for monitoring.
That is, in the spring and summer when I am more active (biking), my heart experiences heart block at rest. It gets to the point that I stop exercising to get the symptoms to go away. This is a huge problem. I'm supposed to exercise to increase heart health, but doing so seems to make my heart less effective. What should I do?
we however are concerned as we have read that type two second degree block is dangerous and can lead to heart attacks and a pacemaker should be inserted with these. Could you give us any reasons why he wasn't worried about her showing type 2 second degree heart block. She is 19 and worrying herself sick and her consultant is away just now and can't answer her question.
How do they know that i am just having PVC's and not a type 1-2 heart block? It sounds like a heart block can be caused by the ablation damaging the AV node...would my post ablation holter/ekg's have picked up a heart block if there were one? Is a PVC supposed to pound so hard that it jolts you up your neck? Is my heart supposed to pound like that?
Even the doctors that pop on here once in a while will likely not be able to say for sure what is happening but if the medical community views your symptoms not likely to be heart block then it is likely you do not have heart block. That said, from a few of your posts it does sound as though you are experiencing something. Have you checked your blood pressure during one of these dizzy spells. It could be a simple bp issue.
You don't provide much information such as your symptoms, if medicated during test, what was the heart rate during test, etc. Any other medical issues?
It's just an electrical finding, the PR interval is some milliseconds longer than it's supposed to be. But you may want to consider getting a stress test done, to see if your heart rate is able to increase properly with exercise. A rare consequence of 1st degree AV block is an inability to increase heart rate. It can cause symptoms. If everything is normal, your doctor should try to identify another cause for your symptoms.
Please suggest whether he should go for stress test or not? Does he needs to take any other test too? What all precautions are needed to avoid any heart related issue?
I also went through a stress test the result of which is perfectly ok. Do i really have any problem in my heart? If not why the ECG report always comes abnormal?
I AM A 28 YEAR OBESE WOMAN WHO WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A LEFT BUNDLE BRANCH BLOCK IN OCTOBER 2010. I HAD A STRESS TEST, ULTRASOUND OF THE HEART WHICH SHOWED EVERYTHING WAS FINE. BUT IT HAS LEFT ME WITH ALOT OF ANXIETY AND PANIC ATTACKS. I AM ALWAYS THINKING SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH MY HEART. SO I HAD A SECOND OPINION DONE. HE ALSO TOLD ME THE SAME THING. SO HE PUT ME ON A 30 EVENT MONITOR BECAUSE I TOLD HIM I WAS HAVING PALPITATION SOMETIMES.
I AM A 28 YEAR OBESE WOMAN WHO WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A LEFT BUNDLE BRANCH BLOCK IN OCTOBER 2010. I HAD A STRESS TEST, ULTRASOUND OF THE HEART WHICH SHOWED EVERYTHING WAS FINE. BUT IT HAS LEFT ME WITH ALOT OF ANXIETY AND PANIC ATTACKS. I AM ALWAYS THINKING SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH MY HEART. SO I HAD A SECOND OPINION DONE. HE ALSO TOLD ME THE SAME THING. SO HE PUT ME ON A 30 EVENT MONITOR BECAUSE I TOLD HIM I WAS HAVING PALPITATION SOMETIMES.
He said for peace of mind, I might consider a Thallium Stress Test. Would you agree? Do you think the Thallium Stress Test is warranted at this time? Or wait and see if more symptoms occur. Thanks.
Can someone with Icd (had only one episode in 2004) and afib problems ,normal results for echo.and nuclear stress test be considered as not having heart failure? I thought once you have those problems it is automatically considered a heart failure.
But my regular doctor wants me to see a cardiologist for an echocaridogram and a stress test. I have no insurance and these tests would cost me about $1,300. So my question is this: is the LBBB something that is not to be worried about as the first doctor stated. Or is it necessary to pursue more tests to ensure there is no other underlying heart problems?
The risk of heart attack or death is extremely low with an exercise stress test. Thus, it is a good screening test for medically stable patients. The risk fo heart attack, stroke, kidney failure or death with a cardiac catheterization is low, but much higher than for a stress test; thus, I would not jump to perform the test without a good indication.
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