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Had stent put in after a positive stress test. How long must I stay off work?

Had stent put in after a positive stress test. How long must I stay off work?

Ask ur cardiologist: There are no standard answers for these kind of questions. Many factors are involved, including age, kind of work, other illnesses, how mentally stressed u r at current job. Typically, 1-4 weeks, during whichyurt into a prescribed exercise routine, change whatever negative lifestyle habits u have. Think 'i just got a second chance at living'; what matters, what to let go of, enjoy, carpe diem... ...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 stroke and later stress test was positive. Doc recommended for angiography. Do stenting a good treatment or I should control by diet etc.

I had a stroke and later stress test was positive. Doc recommended for angiography. Do stenting a good treatment or I should control by diet etc.

Perhaps both: If you need a stent, your cardiologist will advise this. However, for best results you'll also want to review your diet and make sure it's the healthiest it can be. Plenty of fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, lean proteins, complex carbs. Watch the salt and sugar. Your doctor may also want you on some blood pressure medicine, and will want you to be exercising in whatever way you can. ...Read more

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Why and how often should one get a nuclear stress test after a stent?

Tests: Tests are performed when information is required to aid decision making. If a stent patient is doing well, there may be no reason for stress testing. ...Read more

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Cardiology I have been having chest pain on exertion for a couple of years. After a stress test and a cardiac catheterization, the blockage is too small and behind the heart and hard to reach to place a stent. I am on plavix, zocor, ecotrin, asosorbide an

Your : Your exertional chest pain (angina) is a result of poor blood flow to the region of your heart supplied by this small artery. Based on your description, this sounds like a lower-risk lesion for serious complications like major heart attack or sudden cardiac death; and so would not warrant surgical bypass or higher-risk stenting. The good news for you is that a recent large clinical trial (courage study) has taught us that this type of blockage is treated very effectively with aggressive medical therapy. You are already on good drugs, but you may benefit from increased doses and/or the addition of newer anti-anginal therapy like Ranolazine (ranexa). If you have not already been referred to cardiac exercise rehab, this may also help relieve your angina. ...Read more

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If a stent can't be blow out what's next? Recent stress test showed more problems..

Stent?: I guess u have cad, certain condition can be chronic and all the treatments just to make things more tolerable , i wish u the best. ...Read more

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Is a thallium stress test optional or mandatory before getting a stent in your heart?

Is a thallium stress test optional or mandatory before getting a stent in your heart?

Depends on symptoms: Acute coronary syndromes, complete w chest pain, ECG changes, and biomarker elevation are an indication for catheterization and possible stent implantation without additional testing. Short of acute symptoms, noninvasive testing (such as myocardial perfusion imaging, or stress echocardiography) help define a clinical need to assess for a physiologically significant coronary obstruction. ...Read more

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Failed stress test. EF 33%. Poss. blockage both RCA and LAD. Will be doing angiogram. What are chances this can be resolved with stent vs. surgery?

Failed stress test.  EF 33%.  Poss. blockage both RCA and LAD.  Will be doing angiogram.  What are chances this can be resolved with stent vs. surgery?

Angiography: When the clinical indication for an interventional procedure in addition to medical therapy is present, one needs to first see the coronary anatomy to determine what is the best procedure for the patient. When multivessel disease is present in such a patient, often surgical intervention is preferable to stenting but not always. After the angiogram discuss the choices with your Dr. ...Read more

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What is the danger in riding thrill rides with a stent? I had a heart attack in 2002 and one in 2003. I do not currently have a cardiologist. I had a stress test in 2010 and all was fine. He actually said you'll live to be 83. I am on plavix, low dose asp

Stents : Stents implanted greater than one year have allowed a new endothelial lining to cover the inside of the stent. This "carpet lining of new cells" protects the stent from further clotting. Anti-platelet medications such as plavix, effient, or brillinta afford continued protection from stent and natural coronary artery clot events. Immediately after stent deployment, the metal cage is scaffolded within the arterial pipe. This means that the stent is permanently fixed. Not even a surgeon can readily move the stent. Thrill rides increase heart rate and blood pressure due to excitement and fear. This effect increases stress on the heart muscle, possibly limiting oxygenated blood flow. Stents are not affected by gravity or speed conditions. But heart attacks can, and do, occur from other non-stented coronary plaques. A recent stress test, controlled blood pressure, aggressively lowered cholesterol levels, non-smoking status, and daily assertive exercise are the keys to preparation for any thrill ride safety. Ask your personal cardiologist to review the above and comment on your cardiac safety before attempting any thrill ride. A heart attack could ruin a vacation. ...Read more

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Hi I had a stress test done where they put the dye in my IV and my paper work says a small mild perfusion defect Of apical aspect of the anteroseptal ?

Hi I had a stress test done where they put the dye in my IV and my paper work says a small mild perfusion defect Of apical aspect of the anteroseptal ?

Perfusion defect: Hi, was the defect reversible or irreversible? The perfusion defect simply means that there is reduced blood flow to a part of the heart muscle, there are couple of possibilities including blockage in the artery feeding that area, an old heart attack or an artifact due to the test not being perfect or the heart muscle at that moment is hibernating due to chronic low blood flow, I suggest that you ...Read more

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Should everyone have a stress test and how long are test like stress, echocardiograms and angiograms good for? I had this complete work-up in 2008 and the impression was no visible coronary heart disease. Yet said the patient does have diastolic dysfunc

Should everyone have a stress test and how long are test like stress, echocardiograms and angiograms good for?  I had this complete work-up in 2008 and the impression was no visible coronary heart disease.  Yet said the patient does have diastolic dysfunc

Not everyone needs: Stress test echocardiograms and angiograms give a lot of information but do not predict everybody who goes on to have disease. Not everyone has a gradual reduction in vessel size. Some people will form a clot that can occurr in minutes leading to heart attack. Keep cholesterol's under control, blood pressure monitored, diabetes treated, don't smoke and keep your weight down and should be ok. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Stenting (Definition)

In general, a stent is a metal tube used to keep a vessel open. Stents can be placed in a huge number of places, including blood vessels, bile ducts, even in the colon ...Read more