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A 54-year-old female asked:

Had echo stress test.tech pressed very hard on differ. parts on l breast esp. on the rib r below the l breast.bruises there.can pressing harm heart?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Heart harm ?'s: Pressing on breast may cause bruising on breast tissue, but will not affect your heart. If the EKG was normal with maximal pulse effect based on your age, the testing will be classed as normal. Otherwise, subsequent discussion with your cardiologist is in order.

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