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

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
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
Dr. Rama Garimella
Cardiology 33 years experience
Stress imaging: If you have plain treadmill, if it is equivocal, go with stress test with imaging or cardiac ct, before going with cardiac cath.

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
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.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Not: Likely cardiac with normal Echo and cardiac catheter. Evaluation by dentist and PCP may consider Anxiety
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Generally not: As there is no ischemia on your stress unless symptoms suggest angina despite good medical therapy.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 21 years experience
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
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manjeet Singh
Cardiac Electrophysiology 10 years experience
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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
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
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Stress test: Indicates exercise aerobic capacity, possible presence of ischemia or arrhythmia.

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