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How To Do A Stress Test
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 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
St depression is probably a sign of ischaemia. I had an ECG yesterday. Do I have to do a stress test soon?
What happens if they do a EKG and it comes back ok and they set you up do a stress test later and they said you failed the test. how come EKG test said it was ok ?
Reason for stress ts: When you exercise, your heart must work harder and pump faster. It requires a richer blood supply. At rest, you may be fine and your EKG may be normal. With exercise, your heart may be having trouble and your test may turn abnormal. That's the idea behind a stress test and that's why they're done. ...Read more
Iam 35 wks. My baby girls heart rate is avg 125, is this at all concerning? They do a stress test every visit, then tell me it's normal .
Gp says i have sinus tachychardia and its nothing to worry about. Only fast heart. Should i see a cardiologist just incase? Maybe do a stress test?
Depends on cause: once all the usual causes are ruled out , then a 48 hr holter should be placed to make sure there isnt a pattern to the rate that is missed,and make sure its not fast 24x7. A stress echo for structure, function, and to check for exercised induced arrythmias is reasonable ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stress test: A stress test for screening purposes usually has no associated pain. Treadmill stress testing can lead to tired legs and shortness of breath. If the stress test has changes suggestive of a blocked artery, and the patient has chest pain or pressure, the tst is stopped and is sent for immediate catherization. Chest pain or pressure suggests heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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