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Cardiac MRI, CTPA, EGC 's, echo's, Chest X-rays, PET scan, blood tests, ECG stress test. All these tests, no diagnosis. Could something been missed?

Cardiac MRI, CTPA, EGC 's, echo's, Chest X-rays, PET scan, blood tests, ECG stress test. All these tests, no diagnosis. Could something been missed?

Laboratory tests: Difficult to answer your question without knowing the symptoms and the physical examination that prompted the imaging studies and blood tests. What do your physicians suggest is the step? ...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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Chest pain like something is trapped like a food or air..Cant take full breath.Is it still my anxiety or something else?Normal 2decho, ecg, stress test

Chest pain like something is trapped like a food or air..Cant take full breath.Is it still my anxiety or something else?Normal 2decho, ecg, stress test

Could be: The good news is your cardiac testing all came back normal, so the odds point to a diagnosis more of anxiety or "heart burn" due to acid reflux/indigestion. Keep seeking medical evaluations for your discomfort and hopefully and answer and treatment will come soon. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will someone give me the best test besides angiogram to show blockages in arteries? Chest pain during exertion but passed ecg stress test. will pay $

Will someone give me the best test besides angiogram to show blockages in arteries? Chest pain  during exertion but passed ecg stress test. will pay $

Stenoses(narrowings): are not detected by any stress test methods until advanced (e.g. ~75%) because arterioles (constantly adjusting), not visible arteries, determine blood flow to capillaries heart & body wide. Stenoses=from plaque ruptures & clots, not atherosclerosis http://goo.gl/aRhOU2. Better strategy Optimize disease drivers. Big 3: NMR lipoproteins (LDL-P & Large HDL-P), HbA1c & BP (& study my other answers). ...Read more

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If you sleep 5 hours only at night because of anxiety and panic attacks are you risk for much serious problem?Normal 2decho, ecg, stress test, endoscopy

If you sleep 5 hours only at night because of anxiety and panic attacks are you risk for much serious problem?Normal 2decho, ecg, stress test, endoscopy

Sometimes : About 60 million americans experience chronic sleep deprivation. There are several long term health consequences associated with serious sleep deprivation, including increased risk for hypertension, diabetes, weight gain, depression, and accidents. Have you tried reading literature on diet, exercise, sleep hygiene, meditation, etc., for your anxiety and sleep? Good luck! ...Read more

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8 months of chest discomfort, dizziness and dull pain between shoulder blades. Ecg stress test and echo normal. Can this be stress more than physical?

8 months of chest discomfort, dizziness and dull pain between shoulder blades. Ecg stress test and echo normal. Can this be stress more than physical?

Need a chest X ray: The chest pain should be evaluated with a minimum of a chest x ray. There are many causes, ranging from simple muscle strain and referred neck pain, to lung and esophageal tumors. You are urged to have a physical exam and a chest x ray, with the possibility of needing further studies, . ...Read more

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Nightly tachycardia attacks (+-180)first is 5 minutes after falling asleep always. Go to emerg but done by then. Had holter, ecg, stress test. Advice?

Nightly tachycardia attacks (+-180)first is 5 minutes after falling asleep always. Go to emerg but done by then. Had holter, ecg, stress test. Advice?

Event monitor needed: ..to capture the rhythm disturbance. One concern would be potential sleep apnea that can provoke such attacks, especially if obesity is present. Hypertensive & other structural & valvular heart disease must be excluded, then consideration for ablation might be indicated if found to be a re-entry type. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage cause this on & off upper left back and left chest pain (twitching, burning)or what can it be?!? Had ECG stress test normal 1 year ago

Can nerve damage cause this on & off upper left back and left chest pain (twitching, burning)or what can it be?!? Had ECG stress test normal 1 year ago

Nerves twich & burn: It would be highly unusual to find these symptoms attributed to the heart in a 21 year-old. Damage or pathology involving nerves (peripheral or central) is the most likely explanation for these symptoms. Non-organic causes are also possible if symptoms are unchanged over the past year. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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