Echo stress test bruce protocol

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Avatar n tn I had an echo stress test where the treadmill speed and incline followed standard Bruce protocol, but each stage lasted only 2 minutes instead of 3. The person who administered the test seemed very knowledgeable, so I assume the shortened stages were intentional. Are the results as valid as they would have been with standard 3 minute stages? I completed stage 4 and was told everything looked good.
642877 tn?1281802882 a standardized test that serves as a basis for evaluation or comparison. That would be the Bruce protocol or some other stress test protocol. I'm sure you recognize that, and I am surprised a tech lacks the knowledge or understanding. May be a communication problem as you state.
11849443 tn?1441306441 I think I explained the entire echo stress test to you in detail in a previous post. I'm confident of its accuracy, so I won't repeat myself. Just to say though that you're misinterpreting the nature of the test. The whole idea of the test is to bring your heart up to a "stressful situation". This test is administered to people of all ages; children to seniors in their 80's. The Bruce Protocol is nothing more than a standardized approach to the test.
Avatar m tn I took an echo stress today and completed 17 minutes. According to the technician running the test, the Met level for 17 minutes is 16.2. The literature I have read indicates a Met level of 17.9. Which is correct?
Avatar n tn old female who recently went to the ER with chest pressure, shortness of breath and tachycardia . All lab tests were normal, including troponin. I was told that the stress echo was normal, but reading the results, I have 2 areas that concern me: 1) "The patient had 1-2mm ST segment depression, upsloping in inferior leads 2, 3 and AVF. Resolution in less than one minute and 2) The pt. has evidence of deconditioning with heart rate of close to 130 within 40 sec.
Avatar n tn Bruce protocol Result/Symptoms: The patient exercised for 9 minutes, achieving 10 MET. The test was terminated due to dyspnea and fatique. No chest pain symptoms. Reached a peak hr of 166, which is 91% of her age predicted max, peak bp of 154/88 with double product 25.5. EKG. There is no ischemic ECG changes. No complex tachy or bradyarrhythmias. However, there were occasional to frequent PVC near peak excercise.
Avatar n tn (4) Is a Stress Echo as good as a nuclear stress test? It depends. There are factors that can cause problems with interpreting the images in each one. However, if they are able to get good quality images in both studies then they are essentially equivalent.
Avatar m tn Also, I thought that hypertrophy was more easily noted on an echocardiogram rather than the stress test, but no mention of hypertrophy on echo which was done a few weeks prior. Does it makes sense that the stress test can provide data to indicate hypertrophy, but no mention on echo? thank you.
Avatar m tn I have been having some PVC's lately. I recently went for stress test, echo and holter monitor and blood tests. Stress Test was good with 17 min. bruce protocol Holter monitor shows sinus rhythm and 2% PVc's and no runs (quite stressed at night with holter on) Blood tests are normal. Here is Echo: Aorta: 27mm, LA: 34mm, LVd: 38mm, VS: 7mm, PW: 7mm, LV mass: 72g, LVMI(g/m2): 44 LV E(cm/s) :63, LV A (cm/s): 59, LV E/A : 1.1, DT(ms): 206 LVEF: 58% ( sinus rhythm and I was quite relaxed.
Avatar n tn i did my stress test a week ago due to tightness in the chest. onece i started the test after few minutes on the treadmill the tightness went away with excercise. [i also have cronic gastric problem for couple of years and i am takig periat for that ]. my stress test results are bit confusing and it got me worried.
Avatar m tn 45 year old male excellent health planning on training for a marathon so I asked my Family Physician if I could have a Stress Test. He felt it was not necessary because I had no risk factors. He then decided to have me undergo a cadriolite stress test (against his advice). My history - 45 year old male - Physical Education teacher...very active - Non-smoker - 1 glass of red wine a day - one 81 mg aspirin/day. Multiple Vitamin and omega 3's - jogging 3-5/week 40minutes for the past 20 years.
Avatar n tn I am a 55 year old post CAB 8 years ago. Recently had annual stress test. Completed Bruce Protocol....level 7 .... max heart rate achieved 105%. One finding puzzles me .... notation as follows: Resting EKG Abnormal .... "Poor R wave progression V1 to V3". This is the first time I have seen this notation made on the report - is there something that needs to be examined closer? ... or could it be attributed to a loose lead? Thank you.
Avatar n tn The cardiologist completed an echo stress test in which I was allowed to reach 100% of my target heart rate and complete stage 4 (12 minutes) of the Bruce Protocol. The echo stress test showed excessive ST segment depression, which was gone within one minute into the rest period, and abnormal heart wall movement. The cardiologist recommended cardiac catheterization, which was completed on 08/25/08. Well, the cath was normal. No evidence of coronary artery disease.
1425157 tn?1311655279 i had a reg stress test this am and i was able to get to level 3-3 raises of the incline and speed- and finally reached my target of 185 bpm,, but about 3 mins before that was reached i wanted to stop!!! was feeling short of breath mostly slight lung burning feeling and a tad light headed is that normal???my heart rate seemed to come down to normal in about 7 or 8 minutes and they let me go-- if they saw something dangerous would they have told me??
Avatar n tn Bruce, METS: 13 - Duration 11:00 - Peak B/P 160/100 - End point: 96%MPHR- Auscultation: No gallops - Maximum Heart Rate 173 - ST changes: 1.5m Upsloping. Test was terminated because of fatigue. no chest pain. Patient develped 1 to 1.5mm ST segment depression, upsloping, but without symptoms. These EKG changes resolved promptly in the immediate post-exercise period. No arrhytmias.
5851092 tn?1404137064 He however said this was fine since my heart responded well on the stress test with a reach of 94% of predicted max heart rate, Bruce protocol stage 5, 13.02 minutes, with a 13.4 METS. However after the stress I was very fuzzy headed and felt light headed. He noted this wasn't heart related and the reason for my bradychardia was from a long term conditioned heart.
Avatar m tn The procedure was explained to the patient and informed consent was obtained. Treadmill exercise testing was performed, using the Bruce protocol. Stress and rest echocardiographic evaluation with 2D imaging was performed from multiple acoustic windows for evaluation of ventricular function. The heart rate was 105 at the start of the study. Systolic blood pressure was 140 mmHg at the start of the study. Diastolic blood pressure was 96 mmHg at the start of the study.
5851092 tn?1404137064 Ive had a stress, the same time I had the regular echo. I went to bruce protocol 5 with 13.2 mets at 13.05 minutes. But like I mentioned before this was before experiencing premature beAts. Im a regular exerciser my whole life actually. History of sports all the way to colllege. At one time I discovered taking small jogs helped my evening flare ups. But soon after I jinxed myself and I have them during and after exercise.
Avatar n tn Cholesterol has always been under 200, however in a recent test done a month ago, the total was 214 so slightly above normal range My question is how to interpret the two results; echo and stress echo. The echo that was done a month before stress echo says there’s mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy and does not mention anything about aortic valve sclerosis, infact says normal aortic valve.
Avatar m tn Im a 24 year old male that has hypertension since 21 and recently began having shortness of breath and chest pain which my doctor determined were panic attacks, however I was concerned whaf I suffered from was angina or coronary artery disease.
Avatar f tn the patient was exercised according to the Bruce Protocol, for 12 minutes (stage 4) with an estimated workload of 13.4 Mets. The test was terminated because of satisfactory cardiac workload. patient did not experience chest pain with stress. The heart rate was 96 bpm at rest and reached 196 with exercise which is 108.3% of predicted maximum. The blood pressure at rest was 126/86 and reached 150/90 at peak exercise which is a normal response. The resting ECG demonstrated sinus rhythm.
Avatar f tn on a bruce protocol treadmill test standard ( no dyes ) do you get results for Ejection fraction ?
Avatar m tn Im a 24 year old male that has hypertension since 21 and recently began having shortness of breath and chest pain which my doctor determined were panic attacks, however I was concerned whaf I suffered from was angina or coronary artery disease.
Avatar n tn Needless to say, I am looking to change cardiologists, which brings me here to ask the following question. They had me do a nuclear stress test and told me it came back fine. Yet when reading it I noticed that my blood pressure actually DROPPED during the test. Here is what it says: The patient exercised onthe treadmill for a total of 6 minutes, reaching stage 2 of the bruce protocol. HR was 72 beats a minute at baseline and increased to 164 bpm at peak, representing 91% of age predicted HR.
Avatar n tn 30 in a Bruce protocol to a peak heart rate of 173. Test terminated due to fatigue. Normal blood pressure repsonse. Good exercise tolerance. 1. ECG reveals 2mm inferolateral ST depression in stage I to 7 minutes post. 2. Maximal exercise treadmill is positive for ischemia. 3. Triplex, two dimensional, color and spectral Doppler reveals trace degree of pulmonic insufficiency. 4. The mitral valve Doppler inflow profile suggests left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. 5.
Avatar n tn No symptoms to date It was conducted using modified bruce protocol. My initial ECG at rest was fine. The test lasted 10 minutes until 95% MHR was achieved. I was exercising at this rate for 1 minute without an increase in heart rate. The MP reviewed the traces and was a little confused . All traces were good up to 8minutes, some minor deviations but one offs (not three in a row etc.) Between 8 and 9 minutes (HR=172, 16.
Avatar n tn test was negative, and I worked up to 10.1 METS on the Bruce protocol.....I understand that stress tests can determine blockages of 70 % and higher, but I was told by the tech. that I worked hard enough to determine that there was not even a 50 % blockage.....Does that sound correct? 4) I am on Toprol XL 25 mgs a day.....will I be instructed to stop it before testing?
Avatar f tn Then in Cleveland...., 2weeks later a stage 3 Bruce protocol stress EKG in cleveland , was called normal, with 91% of predicted max HR, univocal pac's& pvc's during test. Function capacity at 9 METS. Ejection faction 60%. am on no meds. To cath or not to cath? What am I to think? What am I to conclude?
Avatar n tn EF%: 70-75 Rest: EF%: 60-65 Stress Echo Conclusions: Normal Study. No evidence of ischemia or infarction Resting Echocardiogram findings: 1. Normal resting left ventricular size, estimated EF 60-65%. No resting regional wall motion abnormalities noted. 2. Aortic valve sclerosis. No evidence of aortic stenosis or insufficiency. 3. Thickened mitral leaflets. 4. Structurally and functionally unremarkable tricuspid and pulmonic valves. My question is how is aortic sclerosis diagnosed?
Avatar m tn I just got done getting my stress test and Echo done, before the stress test my BP was really high like 136/something, I had a Drs appt. an hour earlier where they checked my BP and it was 115/93, I don't have high blood pressure, usually fluctuates between 120-100/something. During the test I saw it go up to 190/something. The tech stopped me shortly after the third stage started (about 9 minutes in).