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Difference Between Stress Echo And Stress Test
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Diferent areas: Echo shows your heart and valves in motion it also can show direction of blood flow. Its good for demonstrating function, wall thickness, volume ejected and valve quality and size. Stress test determines if your heart muscle is getting enough blood flow and oxygen during stress ...Read more
Stressechoresults: abn stress ECG at 9.1mets, normal exercise stress echo with no evidence of stress induced myocardial ischemia. What does this mean?
I have had regular stress test. Nuclear stress test echocardiogram and heart catherization. All normal what's chance missed blockage or pulm htn?
Many things. : The echocardiogram or heart ultrasound, gives an accurate picture of the heart's anatomy. An ekg demonstrates the cardiac rhythm. A holter moniters the cardiac rhythm over time- say 12 or 24 hours. These measure different aspects of heart function and are helpful in assessing heart function thoroughly. ...Read more
Tests: A heart ultrasound, or a fetal echo, is used to examine whether the fetal heart is normal structurally or not. A stress test, or a non-stress test, is a test of fetal well being. A stress test gives mother contractions and monitors the fetal heart during the test. A non-stress test monitors the fetal heart rate with fetal activity. ...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
Stress: Chronic strss is an condition internal or external to your body that you percieve is a noxious or unpleasant experience that results in physiological changes in your body as a result. Chronic anxiety is a genetic or acquired condition characterized by problems sleeping, irritability, easy frustration, nervousness or tension that is persistent. It may be caused or aggrevated by chronic stress. ...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
Had echocardiogram, nuclear stress test w cardiolite, EKG and 30 day holter. Does the echo and nuclear test rule out CAD or any potential blockages?
Can a 48 hour heart monitor distinguish between anxiety caused Regular palpitations and cardiac abnormality? How?
Can hyperventilation cause temporary impaired lv relaxation? My echo and stress test and EKG and CT were normal. Ef>55 and e/a .78.
Results sound good: Impaired lv relaxation (did that show up on your echo?) is not a disease and does not necessarily cause any symptoms. I woudn't focus on that. Your negative tests are very reassuring. Chest pressure and hyperventilation are common anxiety symptoms. Are you getting help for that? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I differentiate panic attacks or anxiety from heart attack if they have the same symptoms?Normal 2decho jan 2013, ecg, threadmill stress test
SCARED?: You sound like excess anxiety and panic attacks have you worried. Unless you have a pretty specific defect a heart attack is unlikely to be a danger. However, the emotions are giving you some real distress. Getting help when youre not doing well alone is perfectly honorable and really makes sense. Anxiety and panic can be controlled. Psychotherapy and meds will do the best job. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Are the following results good & what do they signify from my echocardiogram? Health/mental stress test is normal, resistance stress is low.
How accurate are nuclear stress tests, and what does a negative result mean? No ischemia? No detectable ischemia?
Good, not perfect: You've asked an excellent question about which books are written. The accuracy depends on the likelihood that pathology is present and the prevalence of the disease in the population studied. Broadly, a negative test is 80% accurate but can lower your chance of disease from >60% to <20%. Practically, let your doc decide for you based on your unique issues whether more tests are indicated. ...Read more
Stress test stated moderate to severe ischemia anterior/apical. Heart cath says stress test false p,no blocks,but mild elevated EDP/LBBB. Is this causing dyspnea and exercise intolerance? Help?
Yes: Elevated EDP indicates left ventricular dysfunction. You did not report what your ejection fraction (EF) is - it's crucial. Your EDP may be elevated from systolic and/or diastolic dysfunction. Moreover, LBBB causes dys-synchrony which further compromises LV function. Both abnormalities you list will result in impaired functional capacity manifested as exercise intolerance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've worn 2 holters-30 days, other 24hrs/had a stress test/echo/ekgs/sonogram of the heart/chest xrays/bloodwork, all normal.Whats best test for palps?
Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. It sounds like you've had a good workup and don't need to worry. ...Read more
Many but not all: The combination that you describe can diagnose many heart issues, but you may need further tests depending on the concerns. An evaluation of longer term heart rhythms can be done with either a Holter monitor or an Event monitor, Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, tilt table testing, etc may be indicated depending on your symptoms. Touch base with your MD for further information ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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