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I had a quadruple CABG 2 years ago and recently had a positive nuclear stress test? What are my options?

I had a quadruple CABG 2 years ago and recently had a positive nuclear stress test? What are my options?

Cardiac cath. : Since the nuclear test is positive, this has to be confirmed with coronary arteriography for full evaluation and rx. Especially, in your case with previous cabg, you want to make sure that the grafts are still open. If not, angioplasty/stent or redo-cabg may be options to be considered after angiogram. Medical rx for all you know, maybe be the better recourse, depending upon angiographic findings. ...Read more

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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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False positive stress test reason?

False positive stress test reason?

Body habitus: Most common cause of false positive stress test is body habitus. This commonly affects women because the heart rhythm needs to be picked up through their breast tissue. ...Read more

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So i had stress test done it ame back ok but they said i had reversible ischemia what's that mean am i gonna die? And had 10% positives in the test

So i had stress test done it ame back ok but they said i had reversible ischemia what's that mean am i gonna die? And had 10% positives in the test

Coronary angiogram: Reversible ischemia means that when you exercise part of heart muscle is deprived of blood supply. You are not going to die, but should consult with a cardiologist to see if you need coronary angiogram. Your heart should be at resting stage. Avoid any exercise until you have the work up done. Stress test can be sometime wrong. At age 31 i dont expect you to have coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Had stent put in after a positive stress test. How long must I stay off work?

Had stent put in after a positive stress test. How long must I stay off work?

Ask ur cardiologist: There are no standard answers for these kind of questions. Many factors are involved, including age, kind of work, other illnesses, how mentally stressed u r at current job. Typically, 1-4 weeks, during whichyurt into a prescribed exercise routine, change whatever negative lifestyle habits u have. Think 'i just got a second chance at living'; what matters, what to let go of, enjoy, carpe diem... ...Read more

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What does a positive stress test for pro-vocable mayocardial ischemia mean?

What does a positive stress test for pro-vocable mayocardial ischemia mean?

Blockage: It means that when your heart needs it, your arteries are incapable of delivering blood evenly and sufficiently to all of the heart muscle. This often means blockages in the heart arteries. Your cardiologist can tell you more. ...Read more

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Went for thread mill stress test . At 85% heart rate it is ok but at 110% slightly positive . How do you interpret this result .

Went for thread mill stress test . At 85% heart rate it is ok but at 110% slightly positive .  How do you interpret this result .

Need more data: If one exercises for 9 minutes or more on a standard bruce protocol stress test, even if one has known coronary disease, the prognosis is excellent. However, decisions concerning further testing, such as a stress echo test or an angiogram, take into consideration the presence or absence of angina (chest pain) during the test, the amount of abnormality on the ekg during the test and other factors. ...Read more

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Although I have several signs of heart disease and a positive stress test, I feel totally denial about it. I cant accept it. Is this common?

Although I have several signs of heart disease and a positive stress test, I feel totally denial about it. I cant accept it. Is this common?

Denial: Denial is a very common emotion whether heart disease or other. You should talk with your doctor and gain a good understanding of what your heart problem is and what needs to be done about by you and by the Doc. If you can get yourself involved actively in taking care of yourself and trying to improve your situation, the denial could be turned into a positive force for life improvement and health ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (Definition)

The heart has 3 main arteries that supply its needed blood flow. When blockages in these arteries form then chest pain, shortness of breath, and heart attacks can occur. Coronary artery bypass is 1 method of treatment. Veins and arteries are used to go around the blockages. These are sewn in before and after the blockages in ...Read more


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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