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Chest pains! xray, CT scan, bloodwork, holter monitor, echocardiogram, echo stress test and EKG normal?! what can it be? Pain don't get worse when pressed

Chest pains! xray, CT scan, bloodwork, holter monitor, echocardiogram, echo stress test and EKG normal?! what can it be? Pain don't get worse when pressed

Esophageal spsm/GERD: All the tests you have had it rules out heart or lung pathology.It can be due to esophageal spasm, gastroesophageal reflux with or without esophagitis or due to costochondritis.Get a gastro enterolist consult and endoscopy to rule out GI causes or a trial of ppis like Omeprazole etc.Costochondritis may respond to non steroidal meds like Naproxen sodium. ...Read more

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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Do i need to worry about sca with a normal cardiac workup( ekg, echo, stress, chest xray and CT scan)? Blood work overall normal, scared/high anxiety?!

Do i need to worry about sca with a normal cardiac workup( ekg, echo, stress, chest xray and CT scan)? Blood work overall normal, scared/high anxiety?!

Probably not: A sudden cardiac arrest (sca) is a rare phenomenon. It almost always occurs in patients who have cardiac disease: either electrical, mechanical, or related to a heart attack. It sounds as though all of your testing has been normal. This should provide some relief from your anxiety. ...Read more

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Normal cardio CT scan 256 slice and normal 3 stress test and 5 echo is this enough to call it normal heart ?

Normal cardio CT scan 256 slice and normal 3 stress test and 5 echo is this enough to call it normal heart ?

Highly likely: If high-quality scans were performed and interpreted accurately, the likelihood of having significant coronary artery disease is low, especially if one of the stress tests was nuclear myocardial perfusion. However, a complete history and physical, appropriate laboratory workup and evaluation of risk factors is the basis for any decisions about risk. Please ask the same question of your dr. ...Read more

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My health anxiety over my heart won't diminish can I once and for all ask for a stress test and or CT scan so I can move on?

My health anxiety over my heart won't diminish can I once and for all ask for a stress test and or CT scan so I can move on?

You can't always get: You can't always get what you want, but you can ask for it - and, if you try, sometimes you'll get what you need. A CBT therapist specializing in health can teach you skills to handle this better and learn to trust the findings of appropriate tests. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are the primary differences in a CT scan of heart and a nuclear stress test? Would one make more sense looking for blockages?

What are the primary differences in a CT scan of heart and a nuclear stress test? Would one make more sense looking for blockages?

CARDIAC IMAGING: A CT reveals anatomy with some limitation if heavy calcium is present & scanner technology dependent,A nuclear stress depends on the isotope (TCc vs Thallium vs one of the PET agents) reveals detailed information on function,often the 2 modalities are complementary and necessary for appropriate diagnosis and treatment/prognostication ...Read more

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Getting light headed a lot but ct scan and stress test and heart monitor normal what could it be?

Getting light headed a lot but ct scan and stress test and heart monitor normal what could it be?

Metabolic swings: Calorie overload can drive metabolic swings that cause your body to over produce insulin, which will then cause low blood sugars a few hours later. Eat smaller more frequent meals, cut out high fat, fast carbohydrates and alcohol. Dizziness can be from hypoglycemia. Okay to check in with your doc for a glucose tolerance test. Be well. ...Read more

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Ekg ultrasound CT scan stress test and many holter monitors all normal but doc put on another monitor cuz heart rythym sometimes really weird. Causes?

Ekg ultrasound CT scan stress test and many holter monitors all normal but doc put on another monitor cuz heart rythym sometimes really weird. Causes?

Defer to the Doctor: I am sorry to report that there is just too much here that will require the outcome of the test to answer. I would defer to your physician and the results of this ongoing study. We do not have the other test results; the type of your arrhythmia, or any other specifics on which to give you a valid answer. ...Read more

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Failed stress test, pass CT heart scan/ am I ok?

Failed stress test, pass CT heart scan/ am I ok?

Don't know: Cannot answer that question without doing a thorough examination on you. Ask your doctor what results mean. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor on this site refer me to an oncologist after I asked why I saw dark spots on my heart during a echo stress test?

Why would a doctor on this site refer me to an oncologist after I asked why I saw dark spots on my heart during a echo stress test?

Dark spots?: Hopefully you had normal cardiac function on the stress echocardiogram test. Sometimes an echocardiogram will show "dark spots" near the heart. These might be enlarged lymph nodes that should be evaluated by additional studies (CAT scan of the chest) and it is also reasonable to see an oncologist since there is a slight chance the lymph nodes could represent lymphoma. ...Read more

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Had CT angiogram w contrast. Now card wants nuc stress test. Nurse said the pulm ordered CTA and just lungs looked at. Doesn't CTA look at heart too?

Had CT angiogram w contrast. Now card wants nuc stress test. Nurse said the pulm ordered CTA and just lungs looked at. Doesn't CTA look at heart too?

May be: The pul, doc ,if looking for pulmonary embolism it may not help but can see calcification on-the coronary artery if not a dedicated CTA for coronary calcium score it is not adequate and also this doesn't give a accurate status of stenosis . Stress test is the best option.a calcium score by itself shows there is coronary atherosclerosis not severity of disease ...Read more

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Shortness of breath, but heart is clear, as was lung CT and pulmonary stress test. Pinching in lungs. SOB getting worse, what could it be?

Shortness of breath, but heart is clear, as was lung CT and pulmonary stress test. Pinching in lungs. SOB getting worse, what could it be?

Mgt: There are many possible conditions which may be associated with these symptoms. One condition is a pulmonary embolism, and your physician can follow up with additional testing and evaluation. You should continue to have evaluations to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Echo stress test for slow heart rate exercising Have had shotness of breathe and chest tightness.Found spots on heart during test.What does this mean.

Echo stress test for slow heart rate exercising Have had shotness of breathe and chest tightness.Found spots on heart during test.What does this mean.

Unfortunately: "Spots on heart" during echo stress test is not a sufficient description to be able to provide you with an answer. It sounds like you are being evaluated by a health care professional. You should address your concerns and questions to that individual. ...Read more

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I've been feeling a weird poking sensation on the left side of my chest. All my heart tests ekg, echo, CT angio and stress test came normal. I have asthma. What should I do?

I've been feeling a weird poking sensation on the left side of my chest. All my heart tests ekg, echo, CT angio and stress test came normal. I have asthma. What should I do?

Unlikely: Poking doesnt sound like asthma. Could be a muscle spasm or an extra heartbeat (usually harmless). It sounds like you've had enough tests. The ct scan would show if there's something out of place. Maybe your body is telling you to lay off the cigarettes? ...Read more

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I had an echo twice. A CT heart angiogram. Stress test. And a chest CT with double contrast.Could all of this miss a artery that is, blocked or partially blocked?Chest pain is bad so I am not sure why?

Highly doubtful: You have had many high tech procedures aimed at evaluating your chest pain: ct angiogram, stress test, and double contrast ct. If looking for a coronary artery obstruction, these should be sufficient. The likelihood of finding a blockage in a person this age range is already exceptionally low, for heart vessel blockages don't occur in this age gp. Must be some other process causing the pain. ...Read more

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I have dysautonomia and woke up short of breath-i can walk and all just feel like need more air, this happened b4 had spiral ct/xray chest, and heart echos/stress test evthing ok, but how can I help it?

I have dysautonomia and woke up short of breath-i can walk and all just feel like need more air, this happened b4 had spiral ct/xray chest, and heart echos/stress test evthing ok, but how can I help it?

SOB during sleep: Dysautonomia is hard to link to shortness of breath that awakens you from sleep. Do you have asthma/ reactive airway disease, obstructive sleep apnea, or environmental allergies? Perhaps, ask your doctor about ruling out these breathing conditions, or consult a pulmonologist. Meanwhile, try sleeping on your side or stomach rather than your back. Good luck! ...Read more

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Checked heart,lungs,kidney function,... Did tests from ct to stress test, blood tst,etc... All perfectly normal the only problem is a high systolic especially on my right arm 140-160. Dr said chest pain was nerve but bp unknown cause what could it be?

Checked heart,lungs,kidney function,... Did tests from ct to stress test, blood tst,etc... All perfectly normal the only problem is a high systolic especially on my right arm 140-160. Dr said chest pain was nerve but bp unknown cause what could it be?

19 High BP R arm: High blood pressure in right arm in young male suggests co-arctation or the aorta pre ductal. This congenital heart vessel defect encroaches (narrows) the aorta before the take off of the Left subclavian artery so that the BP is low in the Left arm. But because the BP is also low to the kidney it secretes a hormone called renin which raises BP trying to get more pressure to the kidney. Consult me. ...Read more

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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Ct Scan (Definition)

Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more