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Resting Stress Test
Isn't a stress test EKG more reliable than a resting one? If stress test is normal than I should be good?
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
Hi, 30 male, have pain upper chest sometimes dull sometimes squeezing, often when resting, echo and stress test normal, can it be unstable angina?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sensation in left side of chest. Happens during both activity and rest. Not constant. EKG, stress test, enzymes, and xray all good. Heart issue?
Please help! 23 f 320 pounds. Stress test hr of 175 after 3 minutes but came back down after resting. Bad sign?
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
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
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