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What all does a heart ultrasound, holter and heart stress test detect?

What all does a heart ultrasound, holter and heart stress test detect?

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

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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 have had regular stress test. Nuclear stress test echocardiogram and heart catherization. All normal what's chance missed blockage or pulm htn?

I have had regular stress test. Nuclear stress test echocardiogram and heart catherization. All normal what's chance missed blockage or pulm htn?

Zero: There's no chance for blockage. If your pulmonary artery pressure was reported on your echo, than there's no chance that's been missed either. ...Read more

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Stress ECG abnormal but coronary angiogram normal, any other test (e.G echo) to ruled out underlying heart disease?

Stress ECG abnormal but coronary angiogram normal, any other test (e.G echo) to ruled out underlying heart disease?

Stress tests: Have higher false positive (and false negative) rate than we'd like to admit. Try getting a session of multifunction cardiogram instead. It is a very accurate stress, radiation and drug free heart test! http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Tests: in your age group the tests you had suggest that you presently have no significant problems with coronary blood flow. You won't get a guarantee for the future but good diet, exercise along with no smoking and medical follow up will be prudent. ...Read more

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Ecg , cardiac echo, heart enzyme , chest ct, cardiac angio ct, all ok.Still resting heart pulse 53-62.Increase when move.Exclude cardiac issue?

Ecg , cardiac echo, heart enzyme , chest ct, cardiac angio ct, all ok.Still resting heart pulse 53-62.Increase when move.Exclude cardiac issue?

Normal : Low heart rates w/out symptoms can be nl in healthy active individuals. The fact that ur hr increases w/ movement is helpful and points towards normalcy. ...Read more

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No appetite, SOB, PVCs, rapid HR. EKG, troponin, d dimer, and chest xray good. Echo mon, tilt test in 2 wks. Need stress test? Heart attack ruled out?

No appetite, SOB, PVCs, rapid HR. EKG, troponin, d dimer, and chest xray good. Echo mon, tilt test in 2 wks. Need stress test? Heart attack ruled out?

Yes..anxiety: Sounds like your heart is fine but you may be stressed out over something. Calm down and do a thorough self analysis to unravel whatever is making you tic! ...Read more

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Heart echo echo ekg holter and 1month event monitor normal.Having skipped beats and chest tightness.whats causing it.Skipped beats notrecoded on event?

Heart echo echo ekg holter and 1month event monitor normal.Having skipped beats and chest tightness.whats causing it.Skipped beats notrecoded on event?

Ask details.: Were there isolate atrial or ventricular premature beats on the Holter. Even if there were, if they are infrequent and if a stress-echo test was normal, it sounds as though everything indicates nothing serious. Simply continue to monitor symptoms and, if symptoms worsen, repeat monitoring. ...Read more

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Ct angiogram score of 0 in 2012, 2 negative stress echo and 3d echo. Dad heart attack at 50 and I have CHD papvr. Chest pain but negative test. Help?

Ct angiogram score of 0 in 2012, 2 negative stress echo and 3d echo. Dad heart attack at 50 and I have CHD papvr. Chest pain but negative test. Help?

CTA score?: We don't report a score with a coronary artery CTA. CAC (coronary artery calcium) score is done with CT but without IV contrast. The nonconrast study looks at calcified plaque and is useful for risk stratification but would not detect non calcified plaque as a CTA would. Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return is an extra cardiac left to right shunt and could eventually lead to pulm HTN. ...Read more

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Can EKG detect heart failure?

Can EKG detect heart failure?

No : Heart failure is a clinical diagnosis. The classic, accepted definition of heart failure is heart disease that limits the cardiovascular system to delivery adequate oxygen to meet the body's demands/needs. There are many heart diseases that can cause heart failure. An ECG may provide a clue to the diagnosis of several of those diseases. ...Read more

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Nuclear stress test and cardiac coronary CT angiogram, which do you recommend?

Nuclear stress test and cardiac coronary CT angiogram, which do you recommend?

Depends on situation: Nuclear stress test involves looking at perfusion of heart for defective areas representing coronary artery disease looking for areas of permanent damage versus areas that are reversible possible related to area of coronary narrowing. Coronary ct angiogram looks at anatomy of coronary arteries looking for areas of narrowing and blockage.Answer depends on information physician needs and insurance. ...Read more

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Exercise stress test, 24 hour holter monitor, echo doppler test--which is done first?

Exercise stress test, 24 hour holter monitor, echo doppler test--which is done first?

For what?: These tests provide different information and have different indications. Stress tests are to look for evidence to support a diagnosis of symptomatic blocked coronary arteries. Holtor is used to evaluate for dysthymia. Echocardiogram is useful to look at the heart valves and other features. Choosing the right test depends on what symptoms you are having. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a ekg or holter monitor show past heart attacks?

Yes and No: EKG can show some changes in Q and S waves and ST. Elevation may suggest old myocardial infarction. Hotter monitor is a device that registers heart rhythms/ rate for an extended period of 24-48 hrs. It's main use is to diagnose various types of heart blocks. ...Read more

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INTERPRETATION ABNORMAL STRESS ECHOCARDIOGRAM INFERIOR WALL HYPOKINESIS WITH STRESS?

INTERPRETATION
ABNORMAL STRESS ECHOCARDIOGRAM
INFERIOR WALL HYPOKINESIS WITH STRESS?

Abnormal stress test: Stress induced wall motion abnormality is concerning for significant narrowing of the coronary artery which feeds the inferior wall of the heart. This is most commonly the right coronary artery. ...Read more

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Ct angio score of 0, three negative stress echo test in 5 years, normal echo, normal event monitor low hdl,dad heart attack at 50. Do I have blockage?

Ct angio score of 0, three negative stress echo test in 5 years, normal echo, normal event monitor low hdl,dad heart attack at 50. Do I have blockage?

Tests: Given your test results you do not appear likely to have calcified obstructive coronary artery disease at the present time. If you have plaque in your coronaries it doesn't appear to be highly obstructive at the present. We can't say there are no plaques. ...Read more

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22 had ecg, stress ecg, cardiac mri/mra, 24h ecg, echo. For chest pain when excercising. Does this rule out congenital coronary anomalies?

22 had ecg, stress ecg, cardiac mri/mra, 24h ecg, echo. For chest pain when excercising. Does this rule out congenital coronary anomalies?

You have already: Undergone many of the tests to exclude any ischemia to heart muscle, but the only way to rule out any congenital coronary artery anomalies is by angiogram. Talk with your cardiologist, but chance of finding any significant anomalies seem small to me with all negative results so far. ...Read more

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sob, heart fluttering, upper back pain, acid reflux, arthritis., abnorm. ekg, stress test ok, echo-mild LVH, holter waiting result. what is causing?

 sob, heart fluttering, upper back pain, acid reflux, arthritis., abnorm. ekg, stress test ok, echo-mild LVH, holter waiting result. what is causing?

Work up: sounds good so far. Discuss with the cardiologist when all the testing and blood testing done. Reflux can mimic heart pain. May need work up for that also-- scope and medications. ...Read more

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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