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What's the difference between a lexiscan stress test & a stress echo dobutamine test? I have had the lexiscan before.

What's the difference between a lexiscan stress test & a stress echo dobutamine test? I have had the lexiscan before.

Nuclear/ Echo stress: Lexiscan stress generally performed with nuclear isotope, which shows blood circulation(perfusion), comparing with medication lexiscan(stressing heart) and at rest. Dobutamine echo we are looking at wallmotion of heart with medication dobutamine( stressing heart )and at rest to see they show any differences to detect blockages ...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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I had a stress echo at queens, ny hospital and, a, normal stress test at the mayo clinic. Could two stress test in two years miss a blocked artery?

I had a stress echo at queens, ny hospital and, a, normal stress test at the mayo clinic. Could two stress test in two years miss a blocked artery?

Unlikely: At your age, the likelyhood of the 2 tests missing a blocked artery is very low. Under other circumstances, it is still possilbe for the tests not to pick up a blockage. The most definitive test is an angiogram which is not indicated at your age with negative non invasive tests. ...Read more

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17 yr old palpitations... ECG, echo and stress test did not show any abnormalities. Does this rule out HCM, ARVD etc?. P.S Now doing holter monitor..

17 yr old palpitations... ECG, echo and stress test did not show any abnormalities. Does this rule out HCM, ARVD etc?. P.S Now doing holter monitor..

The Echo will rule: out HCM but ARVD will require MRI. It is unlikely you have this. It also sounds like your health care provider is evaluating you thoroughly. Have you gone caffeine and stimulant free yet? ...Read more

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17 yr old palpitations... ECG, echo and stress test did not show any abnormalities. Does this rule out HCM, ARVD etc?. P.S Now doing holter monitor...

17 yr old palpitations... ECG, echo and stress test did not show any abnormalities. Does this rule out HCM, ARVD etc?. P.S Now doing holter monitor...

You're good: Glad you got to read up. The hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and ARVD are ruled out by a competent echo. Lots of folks have palpitations -- catch a run on Holter and you will know the type. If you do not get short of breath, and there are five or fewer per minute, they are usually harmless. Taking up hard-core aerobic fitness can help this and make you happier in the process. ...Read more

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Re-asking this: normal echo and stress test and holter. Two normal ecg's but third shows late transition with normal sinus rythm. Doppler showed impaied lv relax but everything normal. Normal?

EKG: If ekg leads are not placed in ideal position then you could see late transition. From the data you provided you are at low risk for cardiovascular events. Impaired lv relaxation in a 40 year old should not be completely neglected. But it is a minor abnormality. Not to worry much at this point of time. If you have any high BP it should be treated. ...Read more

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Am having rapid heat rate even at rest, echo and stress test and blood work all are normal? low HDL level,can i stop worrying? or was something missed

Am having rapid heat rate even at rest, echo and stress test and blood work all are normal? low HDL level,can i stop worrying? or was something missed

Consider exercise: Please consult your doctor about starting a regular regimen of exercise of increasing intensity. It is likely to help with raising HDL and may help with rapid heart at rest as well. Let me reiterate the need to consult your doctor before starting exercising. ...Read more

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How do I get my dr to take me serious, 30f bad medical history. A kid fail, endocardutis, blood clots, angina? Pcp says echo and stress test abnormal help

How do I get my dr to take me serious, 30f bad medical history. A kid fail, endocardutis, blood clots, angina? Pcp says echo and stress test abnormal help

Get a new doctor: If you have lost trust in your doctor you should find another one. A trusting relationship works both ways. If you are not happy with the reponse you have gotten then you should look for a new doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Left forearm feels cold. Ache goes down to my pinky finger. Echo and stress test was good months ago. What could be the cause. Of this ?

Left forearm feels cold. Ache goes down to my pinky finger. Echo and stress test was good months ago. What could be the cause. Of this ?

Could be ulner: Nerve irritation ( "funny bone ").Be aware of resting on your left elbow, like while driving or sitting at work or in your favorite chair at home. ...Read more

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After echo and stress test I was diagnosed with atrial septal aneurysm and small pfo. Dr doesn't want to treat. I'm so scared, am I at risk? 28yo F

After echo and stress test I was diagnosed with atrial septal aneurysm and small pfo. Dr doesn't want to treat. I'm so scared, am I at risk? 28yo F

These: findings are very common and if it were not for our advances in cardiac imaging you WOULD NEVER HAVE FOUND OUT about them. You Doctor does not want to treat and he/she is 100% CORRECT! so STOP WORRYING! Sincerely hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Feeling like I'm not getting enough oxygen. Diagnosed with GERD after normal ECG echo and stress test with CXray. Anxiety? What can it be? 9weeks now

Feeling like I'm not getting enough oxygen. Diagnosed with GERD after normal ECG echo and stress test with CXray. Anxiety? What can it be? 9weeks now

R/O RAD V ASTHMA: . R/O RAD(Asthma)vs . COPD is unusual in an non smoker under 50. Make sure they evaluate you for alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency /pulmonary hypertension/pulmonary fibrosis/sarcoidosis . You need a full exam labs CT of chest . PFTS with DLCO AND POTENTIALLY lung bronchoscopy with biopsy. Also moniter your PEF #. GERD can often flare asthma ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Echo (Definition)

An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen ...Read more


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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