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difference between stress echo and stress test

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Lexiscan: The lexi study uses radioisotopes for imaging, the echo study uses ultrasound and no radioactive exposure. Lexiscan agent is not a heart stimulant, D ... Read More

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A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Talk to cardio: All tests are done in a specific context and based on patient’s specific situation and comorbidities. There are clear indications and contraindication ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Fioramonti
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unlikely: At your age, the likelyhood of the 2 tests missing a blocked artery is very low. Under other circumstances, it is still possilbe for the tests not to ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
30 years experience in Cardiology
Less likely: If stress echo was normal it is less likely that it is of cardiac origin.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience in Internal Medicine
Integrated medicine: What did cardiologist say? Coronary artery disease is ruled out. Concentrate on diet- Avoid caffeine & artificial sweeteners except stevia. Try ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
32 years experience in Cardiology
Question? Consult!: These little boxes are not good for answering specific patient case problems. Consider a cardiology consultation here on HealthTap. The kind of con ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jagdish Mishra
37 years experience in Cardiology
R/o lung blood clot: Awful? Ill? If short of breath, need ct chest to rule out blood clots in lungs.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
The Echo will rule: out HCM but ARVD will require MRI. It is unlikely you have this. It also sounds like your health care provider is evaluating you thoroughly. Have you ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Yes but much: Less likely given good results.

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