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Chemical Stress Test Dangers
Thallium dipyridamole stress test with the radioactive chemical given is it true that it is dangerous to be near babies and children after procedure?
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
All tests have risk: While a properly supervised stress test is very safe, the inherent risks of the population of people being tested mean that you will eventually run into problems occasionally. These problems can include arrhythmia, chest pain, heart attack and death. Fortunately these are all rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nuclear : At least a week off cigarettes should suffice. ...Read more
I had a chemical stress test this afternoon. My heart is racing still and I am very flushed. Is that normal?
Not usually: Chemical stress tests w Dobutamine can cause heart racing but the Dobutamine typically wears off quickly. Lexiscan or Adenosine usually slow the heart rate. Let your doctor know. Rarely an arrhythmia like atrial fibrillation can occur w a chemical stress test and persist after, w fast heart rate (irregular ) and possibly flushing. ...Read more
Is it possible for someone with vulnerable (soft) plaques to have a negative treadmill stress test, but still be in danger?
Yes: It's entirely possible - this is, in fact,the explanation for how someone can have a normal stress test and then have a heart attack hours, days, or weeks later: presumably there is no serious blockage at the moment of the stress test, but they rupture a plaque and occlude the vessel at a later time. This is a sad reality. We have no "crystal balls" to predict the future. ...Read more
Chemical induced stress test today was horrible. My hands turned blue during test. Why would that happen? felt like I was dying. Will never do again
Circulation: Tell your physician you may have a circulation problem ...Read more
Unlikely: But in theory it is possible, but the effects should be temporary. ...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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