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i had a stress test which is reported as equivocal should i have a cardiac cath done

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not necessarily: Cardiac caths are used to identify blockages in the arteries that supply blood to the heart. The idea, which makes intuitive sense, is that if a signi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Jaw pain: Good news. You will prob never die of heart disease. Almost certainly not heart pain unless you are an African American with high blood pressure.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Generally not: As there is no ischemia on your stress unless symptoms suggest angina despite good medical therapy.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
He may be right: Chest pains can be caused by coronary artery disease or by unrelated causes. If your pain is brought on by exertion, then I would favor that you under ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
20 years experience Cardiology
Your : Your exertional chest pain (angina) is a result of poor blood flow to the region of your heart supplied by this small artery. Based on your descriptio ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Cath: I don't think you're providing us with enough info to say "yes" or "no". No doc should tell you to do or not to do it based on that little piece of te ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manjeet Singh
9 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Depends: it all depends on how long you ran for on the treadmill. If there were no arrhythmias noticed. It most likely was just related to strenuous exercise. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Dyspnea: Ok so that is ruled out, then you need to be checked for asthma, you need to see a pulmonologist or allergist and have a decent pulmonary function tes ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Follow Doctor Advice: Given that we do not have the data of the test or your full medical and physical exam, i would defer completely to the physician caring for you in per ... Read More
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