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Angiogram Heart Test
I had an echo twice. A CT heart angiogram. Stress test. And a chest CT with double contrast.Could all of this miss a artery that is, blocked or partially blocked?Chest pain is bad so I am not sure why?
Highly doubtful: You have had many high tech procedures aimed at evaluating your chest pain: ct angiogram, stress test, and double contrast ct. If looking for a coronary artery obstruction, these should be sufficient. The likelihood of finding a blockage in a person this age range is already exceptionally low, for heart vessel blockages don't occur in this age gp. Must be some other process causing the pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: A little high is not a big deal if you have no other risk factors, and can probably be taken care of with increased activity and a better diet. If you are diabetic, already have coronary disease, or a history of premature coronary artery disease in your family - medication may be needed. ...Read more
I was told that was what it was three years ago and now there saying its not and the pain is worse heart test normal what should I do now ?
Sorry: Please re ask question with detail as to what was and i will endeavor to help. ...Read more
Fen Phen: yes: If you took Fenfluramine (pondimin) as part of the famous fen phen combination, then you have a small risk of heart valve damage or pulmonary hypertension (increased pressure in veins going to lungs). We always get an echocardiogram (ultrasound of heart) in those patients. At this time, that is the only diet pill that has that worry. Not really sold since about 2000. ...Read more
A few: Dipyrmiadole is a vasodilating med used in stress testing. Common side effects include flushing, shortness of breath, chest pain and drop in blood pressure. The side effects can be reversed with IV aminophylline. Over all risk is generally low but another agent might be better to use in those with COPD and active asthma(should be avoided) as well as those with slow heart rates or heart block. ...Read more
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