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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Why would you have an adenosine/cardiolite stress test done?

Why would you have an adenosine/cardiolite stress test done?

Ischemia evaluation.: Adenosine/cardiolite stress test is usually done to look for ischemia. Adenosine is a pharmacologic stress agent which is used often when patients cannot exercise on treadmill adequately. Cardiolite is the tracer used to image the heart. ...Read more

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How much does adenosine nuclear stress test cost?

How much does adenosine nuclear stress test cost?

Adenosine stress $$$: The cost depends on where you live and whether test is being done in a hospital facility or cardiologist office the cost can vary from 800$ to 2000$. ...Read more

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What is the sestamibi stress test with adenosine?

What is the sestamibi stress test with adenosine?

MPS: I believe you are referring to a myocardial perfusion scan, where technitium sestamibi 99 is the radioactive isotope that is injected intravenously so that images can can be taken of the heart at rest and 'stressed' or exercrsing -which brings us to the adenosine: a pharmacological agent used to 'stress' the heart instead of walking on a treadmill. Lexiscan is the stress agent of choice now. ...Read more

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I'm having an MRI adenosine stress test for my heart. Should I be worried about the risks? How often do you see serious problems with this?

I'm having an MRI adenosine stress test for my heart. Should I be worried about the risks? How often do you see serious problems with this?

MRI stress test: As long as he will kidney function, lung function and ECG conduction are reasonable there should be very minimal worry of bad effects, adenosine can cause transient breathlessness, headache, abdominal distress typically self limiting for a few minutes. Check with the ordering physician if you should hold your diltiazem. Good luck ...Read more

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What can you tell me about the cardiolite nuclear stress test?

What can you tell me about the cardiolite nuclear stress test?

Myocardial scan: A cardiac perfusion scan measures the amount of blood supplied to your heart muscle. Radiotracers such as thallium or technetium sestamibi (cardiolite) are injected intravenously and travel through blood to heart muscle.2 sets of images are made during rest and exercise and compared. Indications for this study include chest pain, previous heart attack, heart surgery and coronary artery disease ...Read more

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Tomorrow I'm getting a nuclear stress test w cardiolite. Worried about side effects and reaction to the thallium or whatever they use. Should I worry?

Isotopes quite safe: Dyes are not used during nuclear stress tests. Trace radioactive isotopes are but there are no significant reactions to these minute doses used considering the thousands of tests done around the globe daily unless one has a history of being allergic to the thallium or cardiolite. ...Read more

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Should right arm still be hurting & numb from dipyridamole cardiolite stress test done today. Completed at 3:30 pm?

Should right arm still be hurting & numb from dipyridamole cardiolite stress test done today. Completed at 3:30 pm?

Arm discomfort: No it should not be uncomfortable hours later; is the right arm the site of the iv? Did it bother you at the time of the stress test? I think you should have this looked at ASAP ...Read more

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Had echocardiogram, nuclear stress test w cardiolite, EKG and 30 day holter. Does the echo and nuclear test rule out CAD or any potential blockages?

Had echocardiogram, nuclear stress test w cardiolite, EKG and 30 day holter. Does the echo and nuclear test rule out CAD or any potential blockages?

Tests: In your age group the tests you had suggest that you presently have no significant problems with coronary blood flow. You won't get a guarantee for the future but good diet, exercise along with no smoking and medical follow up will be prudent. ...Read more

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Will a nuclear stress test make me radioactive? I’m having a nuclear stress test, and I need to know if it’s safe for me to babysit my grandkids after it? Will I be radioactive? Could I be dangerous to the kids?

Will a nuclear stress test make me radioactive? I’m having a nuclear stress test, and I need to know if it’s safe for me to babysit my grandkids after it? Will I be radioactive? Could I be dangerous to the kids?

You: You will be sufficiently radioactive to set off alarms at airports, ferry terminals, and border crossings. The sensitivity of these devices is high on purpose. However, the amount of radiation a patient emits after a cardiac nuclear scan is not considered dangerous to others. Notice that the technologists who perform these tests do not wear lead or other radiation protection and they are around "radioactive" patients every day. For the sake of completeness, however, I will add that pregnant women should not undergo this test and anyone who thinks they might be pregnant should have a pregnancy test before having any kind of radionuclide scan. ...Read more

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How is a stress test done?

Stress Test: Check this great article from mayo clinic: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/stress-test/my00977/. ...Read more

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How to read stress test report?

How to read stress test report?

Takes a long time to: Learn how to do this. I will refer you to a website on it if you are interested, but I would really recommend that you contact your cardiologist about what is means for you. Www. Aafp. Org › journals › AFP › vol. 59/no. 2 (january 15, 1999)? 1999 -? cited by 14 -? related articles jan 15, 1999 - the exercise stress test is a useful screening tool for the detection of. ..The test report contai. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fail a stress test?

Is it possible to fail a stress test?

Target heart rate...: If you are having an exercise stress test, there is a target heart rate which needs to be reached. This target heart rate is 85% of your maximum predicted heart rate. Maximum predicted heart rate is given by equation (220 - age). If you do not reach target heart rate, the exercise test may need to be converted to a pharmacologic stress test. Therefore you have "failed" to exercise adequately. ...Read more

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How often can you need a stress test?

Only when needed: Stress test is not a screening test, its only done when recommended by a physician and is only recommended when there is something positive in cardiac history. Once its done and is negative it does not need to be repeated unless there is an onset of a new symptom. ...Read more

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Can you advise for results on stress test?

Can you advise for results on stress test?

Question is too: Vague. It is always best to be informed of results by the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of negative stress test?

No signs: If a stress test is negative, it means that there are no indications of coronary problems on the basis of the test. If the patient still experiences symptoms, other tests may be ordered, since a stress test is not fool proof. ...Read more

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Can you tell me a non stress test consist of?

Non stress Test: Here is a good article that reviews non stress tests: http://americanpregnancy. Org/prenataltesting/non-stresstest. Html. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: stress test?

What is the definition or description of: stress test?

Cardiac test: A stress test is a cardiac test which can include walking on a treadmill and monitoring your heart while you are walking. They can also inject you with a nuclear material and do a more comprehensive scan on your heart to check for blockage. They can also do a chemical stress test which omits the need to walk on the treadmill. ...Read more

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What is a nuclear stress test?

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 progress a radioactive agent is injected which goes into the heart and can be imaged to show the blood flow into the heart muscle. The information shows if enough blood gets into the heart muscle and other information. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Stress Test (Definition)

A stress test is a cardiac test which can include walking on a treadmill and monitoring your heart while you are walking. They can also inject you with a nuclear material and do a more comprehensive scan on your heart to check for blockage. They can also do a chemical stress test which omits the need to ...Read more


Dr. Dhanesh Gupta
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Adenosine (Definition)

Adenosine is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more