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A 25-year-old male asked:

Can a stress echo test pick up minimal blockage ? i am 25 years old and i got to 185 bpm...how sensitive are they? any help would be appreciated?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Stress echo: Stress echo would not suggest minor obstruction. Getting to heart rate 185 would suggest adequate stress in the test.

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Oakland Gardens, NY
A 25-year-old male asked:

Can a stress echo test pick up minimal blockage ? I am 25 years old and i got to 185 bpm...How sensitive are they?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
No: Stress studies are designed to pick up a physiologically significant coronary obstruction (which produces a supply:demand imbalance when cardiac workload is high). This typically occurs when a coronary obstruction reaches 70% occluded in severity.

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Last updated Nov 23, 2013

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