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Heart Stress Echo Test
Is nsvt lasting 20 seconds dangerous in a structurally normal heart?? (stress test, echo and MRI all normal)
Not dangerous: But it is a nuisance. See electrophysiologist ...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
Had heart checked, echo, stress test, etc. normal, i notice palpitations/fast beats upon lying down and laying on left side. Is this abnormal?
Been sleeping only 3-5 hrs a night for about 3 weeks now..Worried about heart..Ekg.Echo.Stress test.Blood work normal..Worried about chd and sca?!
Celebrate life: Don't waste your youth worrying about such things! we know what causes sudden death. The studies you have undergone have excluded them. Exercise every day, don't smoke, don't use illegal drugs, don't drink and drive, and obey the speed limit. Live life enthusiastically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have dysautonomia and woke up short of breath-i can walk and all just feel like need more air, this happened b4 had spiral ct/xray chest, and heart echos/stress test evthing ok, but how can I help it?
SOB during sleep: Dysautonomia is hard to link to shortness of breath that awakens you from sleep. Do you have asthma/ reactive airway disease, obstructive sleep apnea, or environmental allergies? Perhaps, ask your doctor about ruling out these breathing conditions, or consult a pulmonologist. Meanwhile, try sleeping on your side or stomach rather than your back. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cardio ruled out heart disease, norm stress test&echo.I have minimal to no risks factors &no fam hist.non-smoker.Male Age29.Is MI/HD rare for my age?
What can be the cause of high blood pressure when you have a normal heart echo and stress test any suggestions what to look for?
Genetics and diet: Essential hypertension is probably genetic, but too much sodium in your diet, lack of exercise and excessive alcohol intake can all add to difficulty controlling blood pressure. One other cause is obstructive sleep apnea. Resistent hypertension can often be linked to untreated sleep apnea. ...Read more
Why do I have chest pain while cutting grass or running I'm 34 years old had ekg heart echo and stress test all perfect?
Why would a doctor on this site refer me to an oncologist after I asked why I saw dark spots on my heart during a echo stress test?
Dark spots?: Hopefully you had normal cardiac function on the stress echocardiogram test. Sometimes an echocardiogram will show "dark spots" near the heart. These might be enlarged lymph nodes that should be evaluated by additional studies (CAT scan of the chest) and it is also reasonable to see an oncologist since there is a slight chance the lymph nodes could represent lymphoma. ...Read more
Every night my heart rate comes up a little up to 85bpm. Normal heart after EKG echo stress test. Dr says it can be acid reflux or anxiety every night?
Not abnormal: This is not an abnormal heart rate. When you say at night I assume you mean when you lie down to go to sleep. I suspect it is related to psychological issues and is not a sign of a heart condition. Your heart is responding to the messages it is receiving from you mind and body as it should. ...Read more
If I have had heart echo and stress test can I still have a heart problem? I exercise and get a faint feeling and only 37 doc says to load up on fluid and salt but I get scared to exercise bc I fear hearty disease
Fear of heart diseas: If you have been checked by a cardioloogist and told you are free of heart disease then the fear of heart disease becomes a significant problem and can cause symptoms. Talking with a psychologist or reading about getting over fears (phobia) will help you. This is a common problem--look for support groups concerning getting over fears. ...Read more
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
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