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How Likely Am I To Panic While Having A Dobutamine Stress Test
Panic stress test: My dearest...Probably not more likely than during any other test... Panick attacks are a personal response to a trigger, consciously or not. If you are well instructed/educated about the test, it should lower pre test anxiety. Understand that Dobutamine will increase heart rate and may be perceived as a "stronger" heart beat. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. Good luck! go for it :-). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Drug induced stress: If exercise on a treadmill is not an option (too much stress on the heart) due to a person’s medical condition, may use an intravenous medication called dobutamine. Dobutamine causes heart to beat faster and will mimic the effects of exercise on the heart. Stress tests usually can be nuclear with radiotracer or with echocardiography. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's the difference between a lexiscan stress test & a stress echo dobutamine test? I have had the lexiscan before.
Nuclear/ Echo stress: Lexiscan stress generally performed with nuclear isotope, which shows blood circulation(perfusion), comparing with medication lexiscan(stressing heart) and at rest. Dobutamine echo we are looking at wallmotion of heart with medication dobutamine( stressing heart )and at rest to see they show any differences to detect blockages ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes within reason. : The caffeine does not affect the nuclear tracer or the dobutamine. However, most protocols want you to have not eaten or drank for 8 hours. Additionally, in my lab we withhold caffeine from all stress test patients because some of them will need to be converted to other types of stress that can be affected by caffeine. This way all options are available while the patient is present. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have copd, asthma, am clastrophobic have cramps in my legs after venous closure surgery. worried about dobutamine stress test & thinking of cancelling?
Stress Test: For this test you will not have to run or walk on the treadmill. They will give you medicine to elevate your heart rate. The machine they will use to take pictures of your heart is wide open and will not enclose you. I have had this test myself several times . If you are really nervous your doctor can give you a medicine to relax you before the test. You will do great. ...Read more
If you sleep 5 hours only at night because of anxiety and panic attacks are you risk for much serious problem?Normal 2decho, ecg, stress test, endoscopy
Sometimes : About 60 million americans experience chronic sleep deprivation. There are several long term health consequences associated with serious sleep deprivation, including increased risk for hypertension, diabetes, weight gain, depression, and accidents. Have you tried reading literature on diet, exercise, sleep hygiene, meditation, etc., for your anxiety and sleep? Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dad, 64 y.O.Mostly healthy, x-smoker(3mon)had stress test 3day ago&exerted himself in very dry room.Since then, feels he can't get enough air/s.O.B, tight chest, dry cough.Pneumonia, panic, something else?
See a doctor: Those symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with a doctor promptly. Things that can cause pains in chest and abdomen include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My blood pressure rises to the point where i feel dizzy and panic stricken when i lift weights i had a stress test done and i was told all is well except for my blood pressure rises more than normal when on treadmill. When i lift weights the sensation is
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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