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Mildly abnormal stress test

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
You need a nuclear 1: women have more noise in conventional ekg stress tests. For this reason for a lot of years it was recommended to give dye studies (nuclear stress test... Read More
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Many different thing: There are many different reasons for a stress test to be abnormal. That doesn't mean there is actually any concerning cardiac issue at hand, but can b... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Abnormal stress test: If you have an abnormal test, you need to discuss it with your doctor and ask the meaning of the test and what additional steps if any need to be take... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Henson
Cardiology 32 years experience
Depends: depends upon the abnormality and the person being tested. 10% or more treadmills with be "abnormal" but nothing being wrong with the person. this ma... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 29 years experience
Clinical correlation: Deciding best treatment option for you really depends on your symptoms...in other words, why did you have the stress test? Chest pain? Shortness of br... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Positive: This means that they did see signs of ekg changes when you reached a certain level of exertion. This would warrant further evaluation with imaging str... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Possibly: YOu may have some congenital abnormality that has caused this problem You need to see a cardiologist and will probably require a heart cath to complet... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Stress test: Abnormal stress test suggests that the heart muscle may be getting insufficient blood flow during exercise. This finding needs to be further investiga... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Cardiology 22 years experience
Stress test: Mild e/a reversal refers to the relaxation of the lower and upper chambers of heart. At your age (63) likely normal. The atrium is the upper chamber o... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
No worries: Perfusion means blood flow so the report indicates that some areas of the heart were not as highly perfused as others (minimal difference since it was... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
Cardiology 33 years experience
Abnormal stress test: A "myocardial perfusion defect with reversibility" indicates that there is something reducing the blood supply to the heart muscle (eg, atherosclerosi... Read More

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