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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Life is not 100%: Life is never exact. Nothing in life is 100% certain (except death and taxes, as the old saying goes). The amount of testing done depends on the disor ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
18 years experience in Cardiology
No. : No it's not normal but you may have the rhythm wrong. V fib is a life threatening arrhythmia often associated with ischemia (poor blood flow to the he ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Major RISK: YES!: Your mother must have multiple risk factors, with the exception of smoking (big), includes hypertension, dyspidemia, Insulin resistance, and perhaps a ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Heart flutters: Possibly. This requires monitoring, Keep a diary. Perhaps a Holter monitor will be valuable. A stress test may help, too, although you are young. Avoi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Ischemia: Exercise ECG stress testing is a first line diagnostic test used to detect ischemia (significant coronary blockages) & is sometimes combined with echo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
They start with : Treadmills to push your exercise tolerance and aim at a target heart rate and your tolerance of the exercise. There are echo and nuclear medicine var ... Read More
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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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Stress test: Your own doctor can explain why s/he feels you need this test, and what info needs to be gained. Generally it involves connecting you to ekg machine ... Read More
A 55-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
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Not in women: Usually a plain exercise stress test is not recommended for women. If you had the exercise myoview stress test (or any nuclear study) then it is a ve ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience in Cardiology
Standard: it is a standard test if it's done using standard protocol -- but if you still have chest pain, you need to go back and talk with your doctor
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience in Pulmonology
Complex study: A pulm stress test or cpx is a very thorough study were the performance of the lung (function) is being measure while at work (exercise). But also the ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Nuclear stress test: The patient walks on a treadmill or other exercise device or has a medication injected to simulate exercise, when the exercise or medicine is in progr ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Stress test: We monitor the ECG during exercise and during recovery, a 'positive' test can appear in either phase. The implication is there is an abnormality in he ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Checks heart functio: Thallium is a radioactive (minimally) isotope that is used to study the pumping capability of the heart, usually after heart attack or prior to surger ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience in Family Medicine
Family practice : A stress test is better than a resting ekg in detecting potential heart disease. If there are symptoms then a thallium stress test or even a cardiac c ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Willson
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Stress test that: includes the use of an injectable material to help visualize areas of the heart while you are active. It is more sensitive than the standard stress t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
Depends: It depends on which type of stress test is done. If you are able, you will probably walk on a treadmill. If not, a medication will be injected into yo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Lexiscan: The lexi study uses radioisotopes for imaging, the echo study uses ultrasound and no radioactive exposure. Lexiscan agent is not a heart stimulant, D ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Medication : Stress test that utilizes a medication and then images of the heart to determine if there may ischemic cardiac disease.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Checking baby: A contraction stress test is done very infrequently. Oxytocin is given through an IV to cause contractions and then the fetal heart rate is monitored ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Nothing : This will not affect the test.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
A stress test: Will give information about the physiologic response to the physical challenge of exercise. This is probably more important than the underlying anato ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Hoover
50 years experience in General Practice
O2 dependence?: Unless the person you saw on a treadmill with an oxygen mask was being studied on a research project, it is likely that the patient has chronic lung d ... Read More

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