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Isn't a stress test EKG more reliable than a resting one? If stress test is normal than I should be good?

Isn't a stress test EKG more reliable than a resting one? If stress test is normal than I should be good?

Family practice : A stress test is better than a resting ekg in detecting potential heart disease. If there are symptoms then a thallium stress test or even a cardiac catheterization is needed to completely rule it out. ...Read more

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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Am having rapid heat rate even at rest, echo and stress test and blood work all are normal? low HDL level,can i stop worrying? or was something missed

Am having rapid heat rate even at rest, echo and stress test and blood work all are normal? low HDL level,can i stop worrying? or was something missed

Consider exercise: Please consult your doctor about starting a regular regimen of exercise of increasing intensity. It is likely to help with raising HDL and may help with rapid heart at rest as well. Let me reiterate the need to consult your doctor before starting exercising. ...Read more

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What is rest stress thallium test?

What is rest stress thallium test?

Heart Disease Test: Thallium stress test is a nuclear imaging method that shows how well blood flows into the heart muscle, both at rest and during activity. Normal blood flow would "light up" on images. The stress portion is either through exercise, like on a treadmill, or a drug can be injected for those who can't tolerate regular exercise. This causes the heart to behave as if the subject were exercising. ...Read more

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Please help! 23 f 320 pounds. Stress test hr of 175 after 3 minutes but came back down after resting. Bad sign?

Please help! 23 f 320 pounds. Stress test hr of 175 after 3 minutes but came back down after resting. Bad sign?

Heart rate by itself: Is not bad sign, but it depends on other findings of stress test. I don't know your height, but 320# seems a bit heavy for any height. Get your doctor's advice about your weight and other risk factors for heart disease. ...Read more

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Can I have stress test at rest or during exercise?

Can I have stress test at rest or during exercise?

Both: Your cardiologist will determine whether you need either. And whether you can successfully perform exercise stress test. If not then 'chemical stress test' ...Read more

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At rest my oxygen sats are 98-100%, but after a recent stress test they dropped to 87%. What causes oxygen sats to drop after exertion?

At rest my oxygen sats are 98-100%, but after a recent stress test they dropped to 87%. What causes oxygen sats to drop after exertion?

Supply and demand: The exertion increases the demand for oxygen in many of your body's systems perhaps. Thus, unless the supply is also increased - there will be a (hopefully brief and moderate) shortage. With the procedures you've been through, be sure to ask providers for clear guideline for exercise and self-monitering. When to stop and when to call for help. Ask until you understand. I hope it goes well. ...Read more

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Normal stress but abnormal myocardial moderate inferior partial reversible perfusion. What means. How stress test normal and rest abnormal.

Normal stress but abnormal myocardial moderate inferior partial reversible perfusion. What means. How stress test normal and rest abnormal.

Abnormal stress test: A "myocardial perfusion defect with reversibility" indicates that there is something reducing the blood supply to the heart muscle (eg, atherosclerosis causing a blockage in the coronary.) The exercise EKG (stress test) can appear normal even if myocardial persuion is not. Additional testing, such as a catheter angiogram, may be needed. ...Read more

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I might have a heart condition and am having a stress test tomorrow. Do I rest all day today?

I might have a heart condition and am having a stress test tomorrow. Do I rest all day today?

No: Go about your normal business but don't "test" yourself today by trying "your own little stress test." that could be dangerous. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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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