Stress test results 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.
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?
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.
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 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..........
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 You do need to get back with the cardio and get an explanation of a one minute stress test terminated at heart rate of 144. You do not state how you felt at the time of the test termination.You are still not out very far from your heart attack; I'd go back and get some guidance.Let us know. Joan.
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 n tn I was stressed to 8 METS. I stopped due to fatigue but had no excess shortness of breath and no chest pain. There were no EKG changes over baseline. The reading said the stress tomograph images demonstrate no significant perfusion defects. Resting tomograms show no significant change. No wall motion abnormalities. Ejection Fraction is calculated to be 78%. My question is what METS means and did I seem to do well overall?
Avatar n tn I have been having chest pain tightness, shortness of breath and other symptoms. Have a very high hereditary cardiac risk (father had heart attack at 35, I have familial hypercholestorolemia and high blood pressure). . These are my echo results. I didn't see these before my cardiologist appointment today or I would have asked for more clarification.
Avatar f tn Having a leaky valve can predispose to certain abnormal heart rhythms which may have caused your palpitations, weak heart muscle (AKA heart failure) can cause leg swelling and shortness of breath -- neither of these things are detectable with a treadmill stress test unless there was an echo done at the same time.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 m tn Chemical Stress test results show abnormality in typical vasculation distribution of distal right coronary artery (small amount of scar) and mid left descending coronary artery (small amount of scar). No ischemia. LV EF is 40%. Study shows intermediate risk of cardiac event. My question would be what is the next step and course of treatment. Prior to transplant I had two stress tests and both showed same difference in vasculation and EF of 50-55%.
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).
620048 tn?1358018235 Hi, Meg. This is a big issue with me right now. It's really hard to know what's causing what. I've felt like [email protected] for weeks, part of which is from trying to come off Lyrica. Long story there, but the upshot is I had to go back to 100mg twice a day, and get my neuro to prescribe 25mg capsules so I can do a very gradual taper. Well, after 3 days back on the normal dose I've felt only marginally better.
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 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 m tn of asthma it would be reasonable to conclude that asthma is the cause of your shortness of breath and that may prove to be the case. Shortness of breath secondary to asthma can be sustained (as your has for 3 months) and need not be accompanied by wheezing obvious to you or, in some instances recognizable on examination. The latter is most common when air movement is severely limitedLaboring to breathe can also lead to an increased heart rate.