A 34-year-old member asked:
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how likely am i to panic while having a dobutamine stress test?

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Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
Panic stress test: My dearest...Probably not more likely than during any other test... Panick attacks are a personal response to a trigger, consciously or not. If you are well instructed/educated about the test, it should lower pre test anxiety. Understand that Dobutamine will increase heart rate and may be perceived as a "stronger" heart beat. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. Good luck! go for it :-).
Answered on Apr 19, 2016
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