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Echo Stress Test
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
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
Typically 60-90%: While the type of stress echocardiogram is important (exercise vs chemical stress test), the mean 'sensitivity' (finding an existent problem) and the 'specificity' (a positive test=actual existent disease) vary slightly though the averages for both fall between 60-90%. Cited ranges are 51-97%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Change w/exercise : When excercised, or 'stressed', the heart needs more oxegen to function properly than at rest. If it's not getting that increase, the muscle will start to move in abnormal ways, which will show up on the echo. At rest, because it needs less oxegen, it may be getting enough, so it will look normal then. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Echo stress test shows "severe hypokinesis of the mid and distal anteroseptal segments". What is this?
I just had an echo stress test that indicated the left ventricle cavity size was decreased, what does that mean?
More info needed: BUT if you are saying at the end of the stress test, "LV cavity size decreased" then that is NORMAL. Augmentation of LV systolic function and decrease LV cavity size is normal with excercise and what is supposed to happen when we need to pump out more blood to our skeletal muscles. ...Read more
Out of shape: Normal is defined as a 10% drop in heart rate during the first recovery minute (called the heart rate recovery time). So, if your hr was 150, is should be 135 by r1 (recovery minute +1). If it did this, that part of your test is okay but you may not be in a state of good physical fitness, the usual cause of slow overall recovery. ...Read more
I had an echo stress test i was injected with edrinaline what do the colors mean red, blue and yellow?
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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