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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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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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How do doctors do an echo stress test?

How do doctors do an echo stress test?

See below: Echostress can be done either with exercise or with medications. In both they will get baseline readings and then either have you exercise are give a medications that would mimic the effects of exercise and evaluate your cardiac function ...Read more

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Why do a stress test what dose it shows is it same as heart cath ?

Why do a stress test  what dose it shows is it same as heart cath  
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A stress test: Will give information about the physiologic response to the physical challenge of exercise. This is probably more important than the underlying anatomy. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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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?

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 more

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How is a stress test done?

How is a stress test done?

Stress Test: Check this great article from mayo clinic: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/stress-test/my00977/. ...Read more

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How to read stress test report?

How to read stress test report?

Takes a long time to: Learn how to do this. I will refer you to a website on it if you are interested, but i would really recommend that you contact your cardiologist about what is means for you. www.aafp.org › journals › AFP › vol. 59/no. 2(january 15, 1999)? 1999 - ?cited by 14 - ?related articles jan 15, 1999 - the exercise stress test is a useful screening tool for the detection of ...The test report contai. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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