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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Stress Test: Check this great article from mayo clinic: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/stress-test/my00977/.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Takes a long time to: Learn how to do this. I will refer you to a website on it if you are interested, but i would really recommend that you contact your cardiologist about ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Nothing: A stress test which is negative lessens the probabilities that organic heart disease is responsible for symptoms, but there are patients who have occu ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Not really "fail": It's not really "failing" the stress test -- but if you have ekg changes while on the treadmill the doctor will most likely want you to stop. Or, you ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
False positive Test.: All tests have the possibility of false positives and negatives. That is part of the statistical nature of tests. A stress test is really a screening ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
17 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Yes...: Yes...Nuclear stress tests can have false positive results. There are different types of nuclear stress tests. There is treadmill vs. Pharmacologic ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: A stress test is designed to progressively increase the heart rate and cardiac workload in order to bring out signs and symptoms of obstructive corona ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience in Sleep Medicine
Generally no: There is something called a cardiopulmonary exercise stress test that does check lung and cardiac function but a regular cardiac stress test does not ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Shows blood flow : thallium is tagged to red blood cells. The heart is stressed (increase cardiac outpu), then nuclear scanning helps show if there is equal blood flow ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
This means that the: EKG portion of your stress test had changes in the waveforms that have been known to be associated with blockages of the coronary arteries. Unfortunat ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Akiva Mintz
16 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Typically not: The only "risk" would be during the stress part, when one runs on a treadmill or gets a drug alternative. However, there is little risk here because t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Zero: There's no chance for blockage. If your pulmonary artery pressure was reported on your echo, than there's no chance that's been missed either.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Everett
31 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Test for blockages: Persantine is used to augment changes seen in stress testing when coronary arteries have a blockage that limits flow.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Henson
31 years experience in Cardiology
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
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
pharmacologic stress: Often we use other agents but Persantine is injected and the patient is either imaged soon after or after a little exercise, after the Persantine admi ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Diagnosis: To diagnosis underlying coronary artery disease in one with suggestive symptoms or to evaluate the efficacy of medical therapy in one with known coron ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience in 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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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
Reversible ischemia: Depends. Is there a history of ealy fmaily coronary heart disease..I would be wary with a positive test and at least get the opinion of a cardiologist ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
False negative PG: A false pregnancy test is possible however, in this case you also have a negative blood pregnancy test which is far more accurate.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Caffeine can: Interfere with pharmacological nuclear stress tests...Best would be to do test with exercise or defer to caffeine free time.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
No: Exercise is not likely to affect the pregnancy test result.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
17 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
YES...: Nuclear stress tests can be false. The two main types of nuclear stress tests are cardiac pet and cardiac spect. Cardiac pet uses ct for attenuation ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Nuclear stress: There are 'false positive' nuclear stress test results possible. The cardiologists and nuclear medicine physicians who interpret the studies are train ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Different info/risk: In a stress test, you have an echocardiogram (sound wave test to evaluate the muscle squeeze, valve function, etc), you exercise, and then get re-echo ... Read More
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