Stress test for shortness of breath

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Avatar f tn t appear to be any heart condition that would cause shortness of breath. If there is heart related shortness of breath almost always there would be an enlargement of the left ventricle. Symptoms do indicate you have a condition referred to medically as hypoxia (low oxygen level within tissues) that has many causes such as anemia, respiratory issues, etc, and that could/would cause shortness of breath.
Avatar n tn and 130 pounds, very active before... Now I continue to have fatigue, shortness of breath, sleeplessness and chest pain. I wake every morning (for 2 weeks) with a headache above the eyebrows. Do I need further heart evaluation as my EKG and stress test showed normal?
Avatar f tn Hi, I recently was admitted into the ER for shortness of breath, swelling and heart palps. The ran blood work, did a chest x-ray, did an EKG and a Stress test with the treadmill. All came out normal however all symptoms are still there. My doctor spoke with a friend/cardiologist who wants to see me and do a Echo. My question is, wasn't all that enough checking for the heart? Would would an Echo tell that all the other testing didn't? and...
Avatar m tn s a bunch of times since July of last year and they say that my heart is fine, i had an ekg, chest x-ray, and blood tests but they never mentioned anything about a stress test or an echo. I have also been out of work since June of this year due to the dizziness and feeling strange..also anxiety i think? i worked at the same job for 5 years and it was a very physically demanding job and i never had any problems, i could work all day at a level that most people couldnt.
558632 tn?1303471125 I have shortness of breath I had a pulmonary Function test today they said my results looked good I have had every heart test that can be done about 10 days ago everything looked ok I found out I have gall stones what would cause my shortness of breath it doesnt seem to be my heart would anymone know anything about this kind of theing?
Avatar m tn I have the shortness of breath all the time, but it does get worse if I clean the house, talk for a long time, or even walking in the mall. I just don't know what on earth is going on, and I'm constantly worrying about what this could be. The lung specialist said he thinks it's asthma. I really want a CT Scan to ease my mind of anything bad that could be going on, so I did mention that. The Dr. said my chest X-Ray was clear, so I don't need that..........
Avatar n tn I have had two sets of chest xrays done and they show nothing as well. I went in for a stress test and it appeared to be "abnormal". I went in for an angiogram and the doctor assures me that my heart is in excellent shape except for a very small blockage. I continue to have the tightness in my chest and the feeling of being flush. I have a blood pressure of 100 over 60 and a pulse of 72. I have had no other problems in the past. I am at a loss as to where to go next.
Avatar n tn I have had chest pressure and shortness if breath so was scheduled for a stress test with vasodilator,. It showed a medium to large moderate 
intensity partially reversible defect involving all apical segments and 
extending into true apex and the mid anteroseptum. This is larger than on 
the prior study done in 2017. The defect is only partially reversible 
with SDS score of 4. 
Wall motion post stress is severely hypokinetic in the apex, with gated EF of 51%.
Avatar n tn I've been suffering from shortness of breath about the same time of the year every year for the last 8 years. I'm 46 now. They have done all kind of test on my lungs, thyroid and hart, including, stress tests, cat scans, etc. and everything is OK. I've been on Singular and Advair for allergies and asthma but still when I do some physical activities, I get short of breath really easily, even inside of my house with little chores.
Avatar f tn Last month, my pulmonologist told me that I am D deficient (my level is 20 and I am taking 5,000/day) and I was wondering if others with Vitamin D deficiency experience shortness of breath? (I am having a stress test this week to help rule out a heart condition. 2 EKGs have been normal.) My other symptoms are: joint/bone pain severe fatigue waking up in the middle of the night weird random cold sensations night sweats depression weight gain (I'm 5' 5" and about 133 lbs.
Avatar n tn hi i am having shortness of breath and my heart is racing. . i wake up at night with my heart pounding and i will be gasping for air for the next 30 mites. if i put my head down to sleep within 5 minutes i will jump up with my heart racing / can it be stress?
Avatar f tn Was the stress test completed, or stopped due to shortness of breath, muscle fatigue, irregular EKG findings, etc.
Avatar n tn Hi, for the last couple of years i have expieranced (I guess) heart palpatations and shortness of breath. I went to the doctor and they did an EKG which came back normal. They told me to cut back on cafine (which I did not do). The same thing kept happening every now and then. I would sometimes get light headed and confused on my surrondings. Than as fast as these symptoms came they would be gone. Now, a couple years later and 15 weeks pregnant they are still happening. Now I am more worried.
Avatar n tn thankyou for responding, yes had the test reached my target heart rate , but didnt feel like i had exerted myself enough to give my heart a real test, thankfully nothing showed, but wish i had some answers to the chest pain that goes down my left arm, and cardioligist says its nothing, well its not nothing its very disturbing actually put me on lipitor as bad cholestrol is 7 oh well if i cark it least i know nothing was wrong..
Avatar m tn A year ago I started having a problem with shortness of breath, so much so that I ended up in an ER. I have shortness of breath associated with anxiety or anxiety associated with shortness of breath. They got my oxygen level back up and did chest X-rays. When I left there the ER doctor had determined that I had Emphysema. That scared the hell out of me but what else should I have expected.
Avatar m tn My primary care physician is sending me for a cardiac stress test. I was debating on whether I should ask for a cardiopulmonary stress test instead. I have difficulty breathing and shortness of breath. Also, I have low blood oxygen (High Hemoglobin and High Hematocrit) and low carbon dioxide. I know the cardiopulmonary stress test measures gas exchange during exercise. I just don't want to have to do both tests at some point, if there is nothing wrong with my heart.
Avatar f tn so I had a thallium stress test...during the period in the test when they sent me home for a couple of hours and told me to return later, I had severe pain in both arms, was nauseated, and slept until time to go back...i told them about it, but they were not concerned...when i got the reults of the test, it wa normal...should i still be concerned? could there be a problem with my heart that did not show up? or what else could it be?
Avatar f tn I did notice that you have Hashimoto and gastritis, these two issues can cause shortness of breath. I would discuss this with your GP, if for no other reason than for peace of mind.
Avatar m tn On January 18th, I experienced a tight chest during a family dinner that caused me to leave early. I took 1.5MG of Ativan after about 1.5 hours of this tight chest and shortness of breath. This seemed to be classic symptoms of a panic attach, which I have never experienced in my life. There was no obvious triggers as the family dinner was pleasant. The 19th I experienced no breathing problems at all. The 20th I had shortness of breath that came and went.
212161 tn?1599427282 at least having the test you will know if theres anything going on. i have chest pain, shortness of breath too and have had every test going all which were normal. so anxiety can definatly cause these symptoms, try not to worry jus take the test and get it over with. worrying will only make your symptoms worse.
Avatar f tn You have some serious symptoms (shortness of breath with slight exertion, etc.) and there should be a differential diagnosis that starts with the most serious and that is the heart and lungs. That appears to have been done with a stress echo and blood tests to determine the oxygen level in the blood...if low oxygen level that can cause hypoxia of the heart tissues and lead to symptoms you experience...hemoglobin low!. The thyroid has been ruled out but low!
Avatar m tn I have had a odd shortness of breath that I noticed as early of Febuary, 2012. It seemed to have come on very suddenly, definitely not a gradual process, during this time it was also accompanied by symptoms that seemed to me to be similar to an anxiety disorder, and general lethargy.
Avatar n tn Yes, I have shortness of breath. Sometimes it is worse than others. Shortness of breath is a common tx side effect. The chest pains can be caused from a number of things such as stress, sleep deprivation, anxiety, etc. However, they are not to be taken lightly and MUST be discussed with your Dr. Shortness of breath and chest pains can be symptoms of Heart Problems. I have had a Heart Attack and know what to expect, and I was not overly concerned. But I did immediately discuss this with my Dr.
Avatar m tn Hello Doctor, I posted about a month ago about a breathing problem jn which I cannot get a deep breath. This has been going on for nearly 3 months. So far I have gotten full pft's with the flow volume inspiratory loop you suggested that are totally normal. At times the problem is worse than other times, However the difficulty breathing is chronic however there are episodes in which it is much worse.
620048 tn?1358018235 ve had growing shortness of breath. Sometimes I find myself sort of panting for little reason. If I really exert, I get really out of breath. I sometimes drag myself up the stairs. Today I saw my PCP about all this. Not surprisingly, he was most concerned and wanted to rule out serious stuff right away. He did blood work, and sent me for an immediate CT angiogram of the chest. That was to see if I'm throwing small embolisms in my lungs.
Avatar m tn I went to nose specialist and he said there was a little infection, however he said the shortness of breath was again because of anxiety. He gave me sleeping pills. Now, i had another short of breath and i didn't think it was anxiety. What happen?
Avatar n tn Also, there is some reliabilty based on shortness of breath symptoms, and I was told if I get shortness of breath a valve replacement or repair would be considered. The doppler provides a visual view of the size and shape of your heart valves and chambers, how well your heart is pumping blood and whether a valve is narrowed or has backflow...A stress test will show how hard the heart works and don't really isolate the underlying cause.