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echo stress test accuracy

A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Cardiac testing: Stress Echo is reserved for those unable to complete an exercise stress test. It has a high "specificity" which means very accurate in finding diseas ... Read More
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Dr. Michael McFadden
26 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Typically 60-90%: While the type of stress echocardiogram is important (exercise vs chemical stress test), the mean 'sensitivity' (finding an existent problem) and the ... Read More

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
28 years experience Family Medicine
Change w/exercise : When excercised, or 'stressed', the heart needs more oxegen to function properly than at rest. If it's not getting that increase, the muscle will star ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
18 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Wall motion....: Stress echo will show stress-induced wall motion abnormalities immediately after stress. Often stress-induced wall motion abnormalities are not seen ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Statistical error: That formula is for the entire population and underestimates older people. Adjust for age and 85% of your max HR is 145. The third formula in the grap ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
14 years experience Cardiology
See below: Echostress can be done either with exercise or with medications. In both they will get baseline readings and then either have you exercise are give a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
19 years experience Cardiology
Uhh.. Maybe?: depends on your symptoms your ecg your exercise tolerance your images your heart rate response your age your exercise tolerance...
A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Part : Actually a lot of the part that divides the chambers isnot moving properly . It has been damaged it does not show if the damage is permanent or not. T ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
29 years experience Cardiology
More info needed: BUT if you are saying at the end of the stress test, "LV cavity size decreased" then that is NORMAL. Augmentation of LV systolic function and decrease ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Benik
7 years experience Pediatrics
A lot to unravel : While this could be anxiety/panic attacks or even possible medication side effects, behavioral causes need to be a diagnosis of exclusion. I’d be curi ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Out of shape: Normal is defined as a 10% drop in heart rate during the first recovery minute (called the heart rate recovery time). So, if your hr was 150, is shoul ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Stress echo: I'm not sure what you're asking. If you refer to colors we see on echo displays, the colors represent the direction and velocity of blood flows.

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