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Doctor insights on: Are The Results Comparable With Dipyridamole And A Dobutamine Stress Echo

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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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I am going for a dobutamine stress echo cardiogram? What should I expect?

I am going for a dobutamine stress echo cardiogram? What should I expect?

Heart test: A cardiac sonographer will place electrodes on ur chest attached 2 an EKG monitor that charts ur heart’s electrical activity. They will perform a resting ekg, measure your resting heart rate & take your blood pressure. A dr or nurse will give the Dobutamine into ur IV while the they continue 2 obtain echo images. It will cause your heart to react as if you were exercising, your heart will go fast. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a lexiscan stress test & a stress echo dobutamine test? I have had the lexiscan before.

Nuclear/ Echo stress: Lexiscan stress generally performed with nuclear isotope, which shows blood circulation(perfusion), comparing with medication lexiscan(stressing heart) and at rest. Dobutamine echo we are looking at wallmotion of heart with medication dobutamine( stressing heart )and at rest to see they show any differences to detect blockages ...Read more

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What is "dobutamine, stress echocardiography criteria"?

A screening test: Stress tests are largely done to identify patients at risk for heart attacks. For patients who cannot exercise due to arthritis or other reasons, Dobutamine is a drug that will mimic exercise, and allow a stress test to be done. It is not as good as exercise, but it is a reasonable alternative if exercise is not possible. ...Read more

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35 male no smoking no fam his. Chol within limits Did stress echo in jan 2015 results good. Could thing have changed since leading to blockage?

35 male no smoking no fam his. Chol within limits Did stress echo in jan 2015 results good. Could thing have changed since leading to blockage?

No but: fitst the echocardiogram test showed the heart structure and evaluate heart muscle contraction.it is not made to tell us about blockage that could lead to heart muscle infarction,but it is capable of showing infarction that happen before.so normal echo does not mean a clean artery ...Read more

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I felt little dizzied like passing out during my stress echo test. However all my results came normal and o2 saturation were 98-99. Is that normal?

I felt little dizzied like passing out during my stress echo test. However all my results came normal and o2 saturation were 98-99. Is that normal?

Probably OK: many people are a little anxious doing a stress echo test. Between the anxiety and the exercise some people actually hyperventilate a little during the test and this can result in the sensation of lightheadedness. ...Read more

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Can I have pah if CT showed concern for it but echo was ok? Stress echo was done 6mnths before ct. Could the echo results have changed in 6mnths?

Can I have pah if CT showed concern for it but echo was ok? Stress echo was done 6mnths before ct. Could the echo results have changed in 6mnths?

Possibly: Typically a stress echo only includes images on the left ventricle. So the right ventricle and tricuspid valve may not have been interrogated. The ct findings of pah are usually enlarged pulmonary arteries. This finding is suggestive but not diagnostic of pah. Further testing is needed to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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Had a stress echo for left shoulder pain. Negative results. Having palpitations and skipped beats. Should I be worried?

Had a stress echo for left shoulder pain. Negative results. Having palpitations and skipped beats. Should I be worried?

Hard to say: Skipped beats are not uncommon as one ages. A 24 hour Holter monitor is often helpful if the echocardiogram did not documented any irregularities. Make certain your thyroid tests are within normal range as this may play a role. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Echo (Definition)

An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen ...Read more


Dr. Timothy Guiney
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Dipyridamole (Definition)

Dipyridamole (Persantine) is a platelet inhibitor is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more