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Can I Drink Gatorade Before An Exercise Stress Test
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
Coronary reserve: As a stress test progresses, the heart beats harder and faster which requires a richer and richer circulation provided by the coronary arteries. If need outstrips supply due to blockage, the test becomes abnormal. Thus a stress test is an indirect way to look for blockage. (a direct way is to fill the coronaries with dye and observe them directly) ...Read more
Exercise tests: The regular tread mill test should cost around 300 dollars. ...Read more
No: It should be performed to the maximum attainable functional capacity. ...Read more
↑ Heart rate & BP: Recording an ekg while walking up a steeper & steeper incline, at a faster & faster rate, so as to increase heart contraction intensity & rate of contraction, thus blood flow needed by the heart muscle. However, atherosclerosis does not narrow arteries, clots do, & the ekg only detects major qualitative differences in capillary blood flow. Thus only severe artery disease narrowing is ever detected. ...Read more
What is the difference between Cardiopulmonary exercise test vs Exercise stress test? Does Cardiopulmonary exercise test combines both and better?
Not better: Exercise stress tests measure your peak functional capacity and ischemia (blood supply), arrhythmias, and blood pressure response. The different tests are used for different issues. Cardiopulmonary stress tests also measures peak oxygen consumption which is useful for evaluating certain disorders, particularly prior to heart transplantation ...Read more
Im 19 and received abnormal exercise stress test results. Is there anything that could have affected the test which may have caused the abnormal results?
YOu may have some congenital abnormality that has caused this problem You need to see a cardiologist and will probably require a heart cath to completely eval your heart. If this is then ok you should be in the clear. You could also have some type of viral cardiomyopathy (weak her muscle) that has caused this.
Best wishes. ...Read more
Does a normal exercise stress test mean there are no blockages and no coronary diseases? What percentage of blockage does it detect?
Exercise stress test. After ~1 min. Feet felt like heavy lead & worse as it went faster. Couldn't lift feet at end. Blacked out stumbling off. Why?
See ur cardiologist.: This is beyond my area of expertise. However, when you ask about scarring, what do you mean exactly?Damage to the heart muscles most likely would be seen on an exercise stress test. Cardiologists use many different test to find out if the heart muscles are damaged. Only with these specific test will you know if there is damage to your heart. Please follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
After an exercise stress test when they say that further evaluation is needed, what does it mean? Do I need further tests? Is it necessary?
Does medicare cover all of the expenses for the nuclear exercise stress test if referred by my doctor?
No: It does not cover every thing , u will sill have copayment to pay. ...Read more
Both are good.: First talk with your pcp and decide if you have risk factors or family hx that make this more likely. If so, he/she may think it is reasonable. ...Read more
For what?: These tests provide different information and have different indications. Stress tests are to look for evidence to support a diagnosis of symptomatic blocked coronary arteries. Holtor is used to evaluate for dysthymia. Echocardiogram is useful to look at the heart valves and other features. Choosing the right test depends on what symptoms you are having. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
My stress test results read " positive exercise stress test for ischemia by EKG criteria. What does that mean?
This means that the: EKG portion of your stress test had changes in the waveforms that have been known to be associated with blockages of the coronary arteries. Unfortunately, greater than 15% of the time this is inaccurate in women. Less than 5% of the time in men. This is why we always do stress testing in women along with nuclear imaging. If the nuclear imaging is negative then the EKG changes are FALSE positive. ...Read more
What type of doctors perform pulmonary function tests/exercise stress test/cardio-pulmonary stress tests?
Cardiologist: Cardiologist and pulmonary specialist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pounding heartbeat very irritating. Cardiac exercise stress test no images and 48 hour holter monitor normal. What could be causing this?
I understand your distress.
Feel the Wonder of 3 Billion muscle cells working together to send blood with oxygen to all parts of your body due to which you are alive.
Feel good about Cardiac exercise stress test and holter monitor being normal.
“Pounding heartbeat” indicates overwhelming Anxiety due to stresses of life.
See a Psychiatrist for Therapy, Medication, and Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation ...Read more
21, male. Get chest pain that goes when sitting down after lifting weights / running. Had ecg, 24h holter, exercise stress test, echo. All normal?
Chest pain: You probably irritate an intercostal muscle.Get a more detailed answer ›
Age21, male. Get chest pain that goes when sitting down after lifting weights / running. Had ecg, 24h holter, exercise stress test, echo. All normal?
Gene SNP analysis: Do a gene snp analysis will help you understand vo2max status - if you want listen to my lecture http://drbrown.Us i explained in detail what would be the benefit of this test. ...Read more
In exercise stress test my sons doctor wrote:"optimal heart rate achieved for nuclear imaging", but my son had regular exercise stress test without nuclear imaging.What does it mean?
Ask: It might be an error in reporting please confirm with the doctor. ...Read more
Had EKG q and t wave abnormality.I saw a cardiologist who did an echocardiogram, a 24 halter moniter and an exercise stress test, all normal.Two more EKG had same abnormality. He said i was ok ?
Normal for you: Individual variations in an ECG may have no significance, if they are not associated with any structural abnormality or coronary disease. You have been thoroughly evaluated and have nothing to worry about! ...Read more
Pounding heartbeat very irritating. Cardiac exercise stress test no images and 48 hour holter monitor normal. Not anxiety can't fall asleep or woken?
Does normal Troponin blood level, chest X-Ray, EKG & cardiac exercise stress test rule out any cardiovascular cause for my chest pain?
If I had a double contrast CT scan of the chest and two chest x rays combine with an exercise stress test would this have showed cystic or pulmonary fibrosis? Would it have showed up on either scan?
Yes!: These disorders should be evident on a high quality contrasted chest CT ...Read more
Recording an ekg while walking up a steeper & steeper incline, at a faster & faster rate, so as to increase heart contraction intensity & rate of contraction, thus blood flow needed by the heart muscle. However, atherosclerosis does not narrow arteries, clots do, & the ekg only detects major qualitative differences in capillary blood flow. Thus only severe artery disease ...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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