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Doctor insights on: Non Invasive Heart Tests

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Sir shall I do enjyography heart test?

Sir shall I do enjyography heart test?

Angiography: I assume you are asking about angiography. I cannot tell you if you need it or not without actually evaluating you. If your doctor has recommended it and you are not sure, best would be to discuss it with you doctor or get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if my heart tests came back fine, does that mean I am fine?

Heart tests: Depends on what tests and why they were being done. Tests are usually looking for specific information. ...Read more

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All heart tests are normal. It bother me though that when I sit down or lay I can feel my heart beating in my chest. Not fast just feel it. Why?

GET YOUR MIND: OFF your heartbeat! EVERYONE can "feel" their heartbeat if they CONCENTRATE on it!!!! (Lying on left side with ear on pillow is a good example) Try listening to some rock music! (Or Beethoven's 5th if thats your "thing" RELAX! Hope this helps Good luck BY THE WAY HEARTBEAT IS A GOOD THING! Dr Z ...Read more

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I know someone my age who suddenly died and this shook me up. I want heart tests cause its better safe than sorry. But insurance wont approve them?

I know someone my age who suddenly died and this shook me up. I want heart tests cause its better safe than sorry. But insurance wont approve them?

Self-pay: Insurance means a company collects money from each of its clients who buy the insurance coverage. The money (called premiums) would be a lot higher if "medically unnecessary" tests are paid for by insurance. Even if you don't mind paying double premiums or higher, your neighbors may not agree with you. Thus, just pay out of pocket for "medically unnecessary" tests, and do not expect any coverage. ...Read more

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I have noticed lately when laying in bed at night my heart starts racing for no reason, I feel my PAC worse. 2 years ago heart tests showed nothing?

I have noticed lately when laying in bed at night my heart starts racing for no reason, I feel my PAC worse. 2 years ago heart tests showed nothing?

Visit your MD: I want to encourage you to visit your doctor and get a referral to a cardiologist. You our need an EKG and possibly to wear a holter monitor. There are many normal reasons for tachycardia but the underlying cause should be elucidated. Could be related to your medications, such as Advair, and deserves a physical exam. ...Read more

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I would like name of treadmill-less heart test?

I would like name of treadmill-less heart test?

There are a couple..: Nuclear stress with Lexiscan, persantine , adenosine or dobutamine. Stress echo with dobutamine Nuclear and echo stress can be done with bicycle, too. Cardiac MRI with persantine or dobutamine ...Read more

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Could doing smoking be recognised from a heart test?

If you are : Talking about cigarets smoking the only possible test is co(carbon monoxide)levels on the arterial blood sample. It will be high. The stress test, echo, and cardiac cath will show the results of coronary artery disease by smoking. ...Read more

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Do I need heart test if took diet pills for years?

Do I need heart test if took diet pills for years?

Fen Phen: yes: If you took Fenfluramine (pondimin) as part of the famous fen phen combination, then you have a small risk of heart valve damage or pulmonary hypertension (increased pressure in veins going to lungs). We always get an echocardiogram (ultrasound of heart) in those patients. At this time, that is the only diet pill that has that worry. Not really sold since about 2000. ...Read more

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Can you please reasure me with all heart tests I have had,that I have a normal heart even though I still get chest pain.

Can you please reasure me with all heart tests I have had,that I have a normal heart even though I still get chest pain.

Difficult: Wsalvon1955, it's awfully hard to give you a global reassurance without the opportunity to interview you and review your test results. I see you've had extensive testing incl catheterization, CT, Stress test - this is a question for the doctor who knows you best. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had heart test done and all they said they found was a couple leaky valves. They say not to worry. Are leaky valves normal?

I had heart test done and all they said they found was a couple leaky valves. They say not to worry. Are leaky valves normal?

Common: "Normal" is probably not quite correct. Common may better reflect the state of many individuals heart valves. With modern high resolution echocardiographic techniques we are visualizing more frequently differing degrees of "leakiness" that were simply not formerly visible. Valve competency, or the ability to fully close, is what's "normal" but is less common than you would think. ...Read more

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I have had lots of heart tests and was diagnosed with pvcs. Latley the pvcs are painful at times. Is this cause for concern? The pain is brief.

I have had lots of heart tests and was diagnosed with pvcs. Latley the pvcs are painful at times. Is this cause for concern? The pain is brief.

PVCs: Pvcs may cause discomfort to some people. The pvcs and symptoms are only a cause for concern if there is signficant cardiac disease as an underlying cause or coexistant problem. Pvcs with otherwise normal cardiac status are generally not a risk. ...Read more

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My BP is very high what is the reason behind i got all kidney and heart test by all my repots is clear but my size of left kidnet is very small?

My BP is very high what is the reason behind  i got all kidney and heart test by all my repots is clear but my size of left kidnet is very small?

High BP small kidney: At 20 years of age, with very high BP and a small kidney, you need to be evaluated for a renal artery stenosis. You will need to have a or interventional radiologist inject dye into an artery and follow that into the renal arteries. I suspect that your small kidney has a narrowing of its renal artery that is causing your malignant bp. If you do have a narrowing, an agioplasty will cure your bp. ...Read more

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I am curious what the definite symptoms of a heart attack are. I have done heart tests before and my heart is in great shape. Would just like to know.

I am curious what the definite symptoms of a heart attack are. I have done heart tests before and my heart is in great shape. Would just like to know.

Symptoms of a: heart attack mainly consist of chest pain, substernally or left side of the chest. The pain may radiate to the neck and left upper arm. Typically, the pressure in the chest is described like some one were sitting on your chest. One can have sweating, nausea or shortness of breath. The EKG and blood tests called troponin are the best laboratory tests to confirm it. ...Read more

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What are common side effects of a heart test?

What are common side effects of a heart test?

Heart tests: There are a legion of heart tests, most have no significant side effects. Some like cardiac catheterization or nuclear tests can have side effects. You need to ask specific tests relative to their specific potential side effects. ...Read more

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What is a pulse wave velocity heart test used for?

Maybe: A little high is not a big deal if you have no other risk factors, and can probably be taken care of with increased activity and a better diet. If you are diabetic, already have coronary disease, or a history of premature coronary artery disease in your family - medication may be needed. ...Read more