Stress test results shortness breath

Common Questions and Answers about Stress test results shortness breath


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.
907729 tn?1244174363 I have been having chest pains and shortness of breath and the feeling that I am full. I am on many meds. I had another stress test and I am just not real sure of what the results all mean. Tried talking to my doctor, but he didn't explain it real well. he just said he wants to do another catherization. I was wondering if you can explain my results for the nuclear Spect Imaging Study? Findings: 1. Left ventricle appears at least borderline enlarged.
Avatar n tn My nuclear stress test results were as follows ver batim. I do not know what it means, are the results acceptable, good very good etc. What does this say about the blood flow to the heart muscle ? "injection of Myoview nuclear tracer & resting images obtained excercised on a treadmill for 5 min 34 sec. to 10.
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 n tn As follow up my doctor did a nuclear stress test, results showing normal, good blood flow and no blockages. Is the result correct? Where did the two blockages shown during the catherization go? I was just confused by the results, which were given to me via answering machine by a nurse. Should I call my doctor to question the results of the stress test?
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...
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 f tn I recently had a stress test and was told that the results were not clear. My cardiologist suggests a 64 slice coronary ct to rule out blockages. I had no pain or symptoms while on the treadmill. He said that it may be purely anatomical as women's breast tissue can complicate the reading of the pictures. Coincidentally, my left breast was radiated for 8 weeks due to intraductal carcinoma 19 years ago. Could this effect the pictures?
Avatar m tn 7 METS. Patient with normal HR and BP response to stress. Test was terminated due to shortness of breath. EKG showed sinus tachycardia without any ischemic changes. Patient demonstrated excellent functional capacity. Stress Echo Interpretation- Normal maximal exercise stress contrast echocardiogram Pericardium- No significant pericardial effusion RESTING EKG- NSR at 88 bpm with nonspecific ST-T wave changes.
Avatar f tn The lowest classification is no limitations of physical activity. Ordinary physical activity does not cause undue dyspnea (shortness of breath) or fatigue, chest pain or near syncope (fainting). The next higher classification is class II: Patients with pulmonary hypertension resulting in slight limitation of physical activity. These patients are comfortable at rest, but ordinary physical activity causes undue dyspnea or fatigue, chest pain or near syncope.
Avatar f tn I’m 46 years old, and have had a history of shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pressure, intermittent edema for over three years with a worsening of my symptoms in the last couple of months. Three echos have been done (2009, 2011, 2012).
Avatar n tn in my chest for a week or so. I also had developed a slight shortness of breath and a feeling of being flush. The doctor admitted me to the hospital to check my blood levels to see if I had had a heart attack. I had not. 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.
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 When you say they can actually measure shortness of breath during a stress test, is that measured throught the ekg? I know that my ekg always gets bad during excercise. I've been told my multiple doctors that that's just how I am wired. Or is the dyspnea measured by something else like the ejection fraction? I am going to see my doctor to discuss the results of the test tomorrow and want as much info as I have before hand so I can ask him the right questions.
Avatar f tn Was the stress test completed, or stopped due to shortness of breath, muscle fatigue, irregular EKG findings, etc.
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 n tn An Echo Stress Test or a Nuclear Stress Test, if the doctor is suspecting coronary artery disease. However, a regular stress may be sufficient in stable patients or those with a low suspicion of coronary artery disease who are being assessed for exercise tolerance (for example, prior to undergoing a structured exercise or rehab program). If you are/were experiencing chest pains an EKG Stress test is not reliable and probably should have had a Nuclear Stress Test.
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 I am so TIRED of having to wait a week or 2 to see a doctor, another 1-2 weeks to get a test done, then ANOTHER 1-2 weeks to get results to have to start all over again. Very aggravating! I do not wheeze, I don't cough, and I don't have any pain.....although every now and then, my left should blade does seem to hurt. 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.
Avatar m tn i have chest pains in centre with shortness of breath and pain in right arm. i have failed the stress treadmill exercise and having a stress echo cardiogram with an injection of dobutamine. It has been sugested that there is borderline LV hypertrophy and above average cholestoral and BP. Is this more likely to be caused by something other than the heart?
Avatar f tn I have uncontrolled hypertension and began having nagging ache in my left arm, and occasional pain in my upper back, and ocaasional discomfort in my 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...
Avatar m tn The heart Dr just recently took me off metoperol, he sad maybe it was causing my shortness of breath, I had the shortness of breath before ever taking this medication and I'm sure that is why my heart rate has jumped back up again.