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How does stress test check or measure oxygenation?

How does stress test check or measure oxygenation?

CPET: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing measures oxygen consumption at rest and during maximum exercise, usually on a stationary bicycyle or sometimes on a treadmill ... ...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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During stress test, BP was measured standing up, sitting down, laying down, & working out. All readings varied. Which is most reflective of actual bp?

During stress test, BP was measured standing up, sitting down, laying down, & working out. All readings varied. Which is most reflective of actual bp?

All: Variations in blood pressure throughout the day is normal, with position, activity, stress, etc. All measurements are reflective of one's blood pressure. Some higher values would be acceptable and considered normal, e.g. During exercise. The blood pressure that is usually measured and used to evaluate and treat blood pressure is at rest in the sitting or lying down position. ...Read more

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Dad did well on a stress test. But how are vulnerable plaques checked for? I heard these dont show up on stress test. And i want to make sure no risk

Dad did well on a stress test. But how are vulnerable plaques checked for? I heard these dont show up on stress test. And i want to make sure no risk

No such thing: It's hard to hear, but the truth: there is never a way to say there is "no risk". If you are worried about heart disease, then focus on prevention to reduce the risk. Heart disease is preventable with a healthy diet and not smoking. Every day is a chance to make healthier choices. Avoid red and processed meats. Limit cheese and dairy products. Get regular aerobic exercise. Don't smoke. ...Read more

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How do they do a stress test to check for heart problems?

How do they do a stress test to check for heart problems?

An ECG is done whil: It starts with a resting blood pressure and ECG before ewalking on a treadmill or cycling at a slow speed. Your heart rate & BP are monitored, as is your ecg, while both spped and inclination are increased. If you have physical sx, the test will be stopped. If the specialist sees st segment depression it indicates you have ischemia. But there are people with normal stress tests who die next wee. ...Read more

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How accurate is a excercise stress test to check for heart problem. I had one and it was normal.

How accurate is a excercise stress test to check for heart problem.  I had one and it was normal.

Not in women: Usually a plain exercise stress test is not recommended for women. If you had the exercise myoview stress test (or any nuclear study) then it is a very good test in women. ...Read more

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Hello, Are heart flutters during very strenuous exercise dangerous? I've been checked out by a cardio but no stress test before. Thx

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Are heart flutters during very strenuous exercise dangerous? I've been checked out by a cardio but no stress test before. Thx

Perhaps...: Feeling your heart beat fast during exercise is normal, but the term "flutters" would imply some abnormality. A stress echocardiogram will help clear up what's going on with your heart during exercise, and could be helpful if you're embarking on an intensive exercise program. ...Read more

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I had an ECG and a stress test with dye last June & all was fine. I am not feeling well lately but hate to be a hypochondriac. Should I get checked?

I had an ECG and a stress test with dye last June & all was fine. I am not feeling well lately but hate to be a hypochondriac. Should I get checked?

More details needed: i am glad to hear you had a normal EKG and stress test. I'm sorry you don't feel well. I would be happy to help you but I need some more information about what is making you feel the way you feel ...Read more

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Dr. Nayleh mumneh to answer- yes I have been checked for cardiac issues- had halter monitor, stress test, chest xrays, ekgs, and peek flow test done?

Dyspnea: Ok so that is ruled out, then you need to be checked for asthma, you need to see a pulmonologist or allergist and have a decent pulmonary function test, as a peak flow is only a crude measurement of lung function. ...Read more

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I check my heart, done a lot's of tests, egc, echo, holter, stress test, all say my heart is fine, but today I feel a heavy pain in my chest, and it'?

I check my heart,  done a lot's of tests, egc, echo, holter, stress test, all say my heart is fine, but today I feel a heavy pain in my chest, and it'?

Thoughts: Since you have had a complete workup, I must assume that this chest dyscomfort is not new. I think you should go back to your doctor and see if you can get an answer that satisfies you. If not, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Could a full heart check up, stress test, and and echo-cardiogram tell if you had angina?

Is it angina?: Angina, or pain from lack of blood flow to the heart, can frequently be strongly suspected from the discussion between you and your doctor. In some cases a stress test or heart catheterization is needed. ...Read more

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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