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How To Read Stress Test Results
My stress test results were read to me over the phone by a nurse. What does large anterior reversible midlateral ischemia mean.
Heart of the matter: Please speak with your doctor himself or herself, so you can get individualized answers. The nurse's report sounds like you have signs of reversible damage to the front part of your heart muscle, from not enough oxygenated blood nourishing it. Your doctor can share his/her interpretations of these results, & make suggestions based on your whole evaluation. ...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
My stress test results read " positive exercise stress test for ischemia by EKG criteria. What does that mean?
This means that the: EKG portion of your stress test had changes in the waveforms that have been known to be associated with blockages of the coronary arteries. Unfortunately, greater than 15% of the time this is inaccurate in women. Less than 5% of the time in men. This is why we always do stress testing in women along with nuclear imaging. If the nuclear imaging is negative then the EKG changes are FALSE positive. ...Read more
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Nuclear stress test results came back normal. However, i'm still feeling symptoms. Am I just being dumb? Should I just be content w/the results?
Have to go get a stress test soon. I already have chronic stress and heavy anxiety daily - i'm afraid it will interfere with the stress test results.
41 female my cardiologist did a reg stress test results were good. bloodekg all good said Iam fine. how does dr know if u need additional tests?
She knows: Integrating the results of your history ,physical exam and laboratory tests that you mentioned your Cardiologist will have a pretty good idea wether there is something wrong that will require further testing and I am sure she will explain it to you.Otherwise it is fruitless and a waste to order unnecessary testing that are expensive ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 19 and received abnormal exercise stress test results. Is there anything that could have affected the test which may have caused the abnormal results?
Possibly: YOu may have some congenital abnormality that has caused this problem You need to see a cardiologist and will probably require a heart cath to completely eval your heart. If this is then ok you should be in the clear. You could also have some type of viral cardiomyopathy (weak her muscle) that has caused this. Best wishes. ...Read more
Stress test results, severely hypokinetic mid and distal anterial wall and apical segment. How concerned should I be? Ef is 60
Anything I eat lately elevates my heart rate to 100-120. Followed by anxiety attack. Stress test results ruled out the heart. What could be the cause.
Am young. Have heart flutters. Waiting for echo, Holter, stress test results. am afraid tests turn very abnormal. Do young have normal flutters?
Yes: Fluttering sensations in the chest are caused by skipped heart beats or rapid heartbeats. Young people with no heart disease can often experience palpitations. Sometimes they are brought on by anxiety, fatigue, caffeine and cough and cold medicines. Beta blockers are sometimes prescribed if the palpitations are annoying or very frequent. Go to http:// bit.ly/1vlj5 ...Read more
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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