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Are The Results Comparable With Dipyridamole And A Dobutamine Stress Echo
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
Had, stress, echo, and EKG tests done about a year ago with normal results except the occasional tachy bouts. Hard, painful pvcs of late, dangerous?
Why bother with a Heart Cath right after a Stress Echo, why go that invasive,when the results could be false positive. Worried of risks of procedure.
Cath : Chance of false positive so much Lower compared to having true positive ... ...Read more
Had a stress echo for left shoulder pain. Negative results. Having palpitations and skipped beats. Should I be worried?
Not recommended: Depends on your cardiovascular fitness and your overall health profile. Usually you want to be tested as close to your baseline as possible because you are exercising your heart to exhaustion. It's usually not easy and you are asked to push your heart and body to the limit to see if your heart is experiencing oxygen hunger at that level. It may also give the examiner a false resting EKG and BP. ...Read more
Can a 36 male with no family history, non smoker, normal chol, 22.3 BMI and good results stress/echo a year ago get angina or heart attack? Scared!
Possible but unlikely: most angina occurs on the basis of hardening of the arteries which would be unlikely with a normal stress test and no cardiac risk factors There are however some types of angina is that do not occur from "hardening of the arteries such as spasm of the arteries this can be diagnosed by EKG by giving certain drugs or by heart catheterization ...Read more
Ultrasound: A complete TTE is a transthoracic echocardiogram. Essentially an ultrasound probe is placed on your chest to visualize heart size and function. The stress portion means they will do an ultrasound at rest and then right after stress with exercise on a treadmill or a medication to increase your heart rate mimicking exercise. Stress can bring out abnormalities not seen at rest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Early beats?: Acronyms are not always standardized on echo reports. However PVC and psvc may stand for premature ventricular (bottom heart chamber) and supraventricular (top heart chamber) contractions; respectively. You may have had 2 and 5 of each, during the echocardiogram recording. Commenting on the significance of this requires more information. See cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normal ekg with " poor r wave progression" stress Echo came back normal. What does the poor r wave progression mean?
Norm W/U(EKG,Stress,ECHO,HM).Cardio said I have nothing to worry about.Non-diabetic, no fam hist and non smoker.Male, 29.Stop worrrying about MI?
If the cardiologist: cleared you and told you to stop worrying, then you should stop worrying. ...Read more
Had a 24hr holter, 30 day event, stress, echo.showed only a few PACs.drs.say not dangerous.I usually can tell when palps are coming.is this my anxiety?
I was diagnosed with benign PVCs, stress echo negative. Took my first dose of Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg today and note a big increase in PVCs today. Related?
Maybe: Usually Lexapro (escitalopram) is NOT the first medicine that comes to mind that increases PVCs and it could be very good to control anxiety that worsens PVCs. Give it a longer try. Having said that, we learned long ago that ANY medication may cause ANY side effect. Discuss it with the doctor that prescribed it. ...Read more
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
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