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Blood Pressure During Stress Test
Could you tell me what happens to heart rate and blood pressure during a normal treadmill stress test?
Est: Heart rate and BP go up together as exercise increases, the decrease together to baseline over a period post exercise. ...Read more
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
You are at higher B: You should monitor the BP closly.Get a more detailed answer ›
My stress test looked good. No low blood flow. However, blood pressure was slightly elevated. Should I worry?
Bp: You shouldn't worry but discuss the bo with your doc, you may need treatment. ...Read more
My stress test was abnormal dr said when I was in the middle of the test my blood pressure drop from 180 to 100 and don't know why nuclear test normal?
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Card did reg strs test, ekgs blood all good he said heart is fine can I trust this reg stress test. On BP med pressure good, but Ido smoke. Im41 fema?
You can trust it: You saw a cardiologist who has tested your heart and told you it is fine, you should not worry too much. Best you can do for yourself is quit smoking and continue close follow up with your PCP and cardiologist. ...Read more
What can be the cause of high blood pressure when you have a normal heart echo and stress test any suggestions what to look for?
Genetics and diet: Essential hypertension is probably genetic, but too much sodium in your diet, lack of exercise and excessive alcohol intake can all add to difficulty controlling blood pressure. One other cause is obstructive sleep apnea. Resistent hypertension can often be linked to untreated sleep apnea. ...Read more
My blood pressure rises to the point where I feel dizzy and panic stricken when I lift weights I had a stress test done and I was told all is well except for my blood pressure rises more than normal when on treadmill. When I lift weights the sensation is
Medical issue: Please direct to medical team. Not ophthalmology related. ...Read more
Hi. My mother is to undergo a stress test. Blood pressure: systolic 110-180; diastolic 60-110. She feels and moves weak. Is it ok to do the test?
I am 41 female taking atenelol for pressure pressure is normal. All EKG stress test chs X-ray blood good I do smoke, can that alone cause heart atta?
Yes: Smoking alone increases your risk of heart attack 2-4 times over those who do not. It doubles your chances for stroke. I'm glad everything looks good now, but it won't always. Do yourself a favor and quit. ...Read more
Can a 41 yr old female have a heart attack from just smoking on BP med but pressure is good. Already had reg stress test blood EKG all good?
I have high blood pressure 179/117. I have had an ecg, echocardiogram, chest ex ray, stress test & they are all very good. What could be causing this?
Look deeper: There are multiple possibilities. The first come to mind is kidney problems, the second is hardening of your arteries, the third could be neurological. Your medications, sodium intake can also contribute to this. You need to look deeper to find the cause asap. It is dangerous to dismiss this high of a blood pressure! wishing you well... ...Read more
Dr suggested angina, stress test required. Menopausal symptoms. Low blood pressure. Raynauds phemonom. What type of angina would I most likely have?
?: I'm really not sure what you have in mind. Unless you smoke or have diabetes, I'll bet you don't have angina at all! You need a stress test to see if you have evidence of coronary artery disease and to help determine if you really do have angina or not. ("angina" just means the symptom that arises from inadequate circulation to the heart muscle.) ...Read more
I am 41 yr old woman. Taking blood pressure med. Stress test EKG chst xray normal. Still have anxiety about heart attack.?
Stress test normal: If your stress test is normal at your young age then it is a pretty good sign that your heart is healthy at this point. The best things you can do to keep your heart healthy are to manage the risk factors for heart disease:keep BP normal, don't smoke, exercise regularly, keep cholesterol normal, manage sugars if diabetic, and eat a healthy diet. If anxiety is an issue try counseling or meditating. ...Read more
Abnormal EKG blood presure 122/80, heart skipping beats. Little pain dr sent me home stress test in the morning. Can I have a heart attack? Scared! Er?
Does a heart ultra sound show coronary artery disease? Why would a stress test be ordered I have pre mature irregular heartbeats and low blood pressur
I have been noticing that my armpits stink more than usual I have been a little stressed lately over my blood pressure could this be the problem?
This is probably nothing but my blood pressure keeps going down and down each time it's checked. I'm usually 112/80 but then it was 106/74, then 104/72, then the last time it was 80/54. I was laying down waiting for colonoscopy so I wasn't stressed.
You may also have: Been moderately dehydrated from the diarrhea associated with the bowel prep for your colposcopy. If you were not dizzy or lightheaded and did not pass out it will most likely return to normal when you return to normal oral intake and bowel activity. Like you assumed: "Probably nothing." ...Read more
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
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
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