Taking a stress test for your heart

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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 n tn Had a nuclear treadmill stress test done while taking the test the whole time the nurse held me up from behind 2 hands on back because i stated i had back problems and as soon as test started she began this procere is this comman practice?
212161 tn?1599427282 I didn't have the stress test because of a back problem. Instead they were looking mostly for structural problems. They just did a regular non stress echocardiogram and that was good enough. The doctor wrote on the prescript for that type of test. If they have to have the stress test then I don't know.
Avatar n tn I can produce a numbert of different opinions what is the appropriate heart rate and so on with exercising. 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.
212161 tn?1599427282 Anyone got the stress test with the new shot that does not make heart race, had my last test in 09 that shot made my heart taking off racing, told me yesterday they no longer use that shot have a different, anyone had a test with that shot
974371 tn?1424653129 From what you describe, it sounds as if you had a positive echo treadmill stress test, based on some changes on your EKG, as well as some changes in the motion of your heart as seen by exercise echocardiogram. Generally, the stress test is a screening test for coronary artery disease. The next step is a coronary angiogram, where they will be able to visualize the arteries that supply blood to your heart (coronary arteries), and determine if there are any blockages or narrowing.
Avatar n tn Your heart racing, tightening of the chest, and faintness can all be caused by panic attacks. There is medication for this, are you on any? Best to be checked out and be sure though. Are you sure none of this is related to your thyroid problems? You didn't say what problems you've had. The test is an easy one.
Avatar n tn maximum heart rate for your age, but since maximum heart rates vary from person to person, only taking a individual to 85% of calculated maximum heart rate can give a false impression if your actual maximum is significantly higher than the calculated maximum. Anyway, were you feeling good and able to go longer when they stopped the test? Or were you near the end of what you could do? Your 10 mets is a fairly good sign that you don't have a serious problem right now.
Avatar f tn My arm starts to feel heavy too and I have to slow down and stop to get my breath and the pain / tightness slowly eases. Because of this I was sent for a stress test while hooked up to an ecg. This was in a warm room and I managed to complete it without any pains. Im confused now as it doesnt happen all the time but it is worse in cold weather. Could this be angina even though my ecg didnt show any problems with my heart? They said there was slight changes but nothing to be concerned about.
Avatar n tn I was only on the treadmill for a minute and they took me off because my heart rate jumped to 144. Is this enough time for an accurate result.
Avatar f tn Given a stress test for heart rate irregularities. Resting rate was around 80, and bp around 110/70. Between 3-6 min on the treadmill my bp was 170/80 and heartrate was over 140. At 7-8 minutes they told me I could stop because "they had all the information they needed." They said I would have the results in a couple of days.
Avatar f tn I recently had an abnormal EKG that showed a LBBB. I was sent for a Lexiscan stress test and this was the conclusion: Calculated post stress LVEF 51%. There was a medium sized mild to moderate, fixed defect in the basal anteroseptal, mid anteroseptal, apical anterior, apical septal, apex segments.
Avatar f tn A stress test will normally be a treadmill. You will progressively walk faster and at a higher grade for about 15 minutes. You will be monitored by a doctor most likely while attached to electrodes. After the treadmill you will be placed in a diagnostic machine that will look at your heart. Then a second exam of your heart with dye will examine the difference in the way your heart looked after the treadmill and after the dye was introduced.
Avatar n tn I put more faith in the test where they inject a necular item then put you in a clamshell and record your heart process.
7758733 tn?1402589420 Non stress tests are typically performed after 28 weeks of pregnancy. The most common time a non stress test is ordered is when a woman goes past her due date. There are no risks or possible side effects associated with a non stress test. Some women are advised to under go non stress tests for reasons other than post term. These reasons include: high risk pregnancies, history of complications in the third trimester and diabetes. Non stress tests can be performed right in the doctor’s office.
Avatar m tn Hi what would be normal watts for a quite sedentary younger man on a bicycle stress test. Alternatively what is considered average in METS in a stress test. Im quite overweight at 103 kg and 187 cm.
Avatar f tn I am a 41 year old woman and was seemingly healthy until the first of Dec when I went to the er and was diagnosed with pvc's.....and then the anxiety set in....and wow is it getting the best of me...I am on beta blockers 50mg and sertraline 50 mg and ativan as needed till the sertraline kicks in....my blood tests came back amazingly normal....my echo cardiogram came back normal...my holter (24 hour) came back showing 7,000 pvc's in a 24 hour time period but everything else was normal....
Avatar f tn Had a stress test there is a large sized anterior walldefect extending to the apex and septal wall. There is a samll sized distal anteroapical defecdt extending to the septal wall. Small sized fixed distal anteroapical defect textending to the septal wall consistent wiht myocardial scar. What does all this mean. I an 70 year old female with family heart history.
Avatar m tn The Cardiologist scheduled me a chemical Stress test and he listened to my neck and scheduled me for a Carotid?(Like a echo cardiogram on the neck) Said he heard a little something. My family Doctor's office just called and told me the results of the chemical stress test I had Monday/Tuesday. They wanted to know if I was still seeing a cardiologist because my stress test showed abnormalities.
Avatar m tn the doctor stopped my heart stress test which took 10 to 15 minutes, due to me felling tired and sweating cold. what could be wrong?
212161 tn?1599427282 Exercise stress testing allows you to see exercise tolerance. If you have a normal EKG and no symptoms it gives you a good prognosis. Imaging increases your sensitivity (chances) to find coronary ischemia.
Avatar m tn I had asked this question before, but never really god an answer and I haven't done this yet so I wanted to see what the proper medical opinion was. I'm 35, have a history of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart palpitations (I'm on medicine for all three). I'm considering taking a scuba diving class and I've seen various recommendations stating a person with a history of heart disease MAY have to have a stress test before scuba diving.
Avatar f tn I wonder why you had a stress test, some symptom trigger it? In my case I asked for a stress test to get a better number on what my maximum exercise HR should be. This lead to lots of additional nuclear and other tests because I couldn't pass the stress test when I in fact didn't have the main problem it checks for. Sorry if I wander... bottom line, see a cardiologist but if you don't have any serious symptoms I think you should think positive, nothing is wrong.