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52 y/o male. had a nuclear stress test. my heart rate goal was 143, that was achieved in about 12 min. my blood pressure was 190/82. is that good/bad?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Stress test: Reaching that heart rate is considered a maximal stress test(220-52 times 85%). Such a rise in systolic bp is common at peak exercise. Whether you did well depends on ekg readings and nuclear distribution patterns during the exercise. The cardiologist who monitored your test has all that information.
Answered on May 27, 2017

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