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Stress Echo Blockages
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
Would structural heart disease in 22 yr old be ruled out by echo, ecg, cardiac mri, stress ecg, 24h ecg, cardiac coronary anatomy mra?
Stress ECG abnormal but coronary angiogram normal, any other test (e.G echo) to ruled out underlying heart disease?
Stress tests: Have higher false positive (and false negative) rate than we'd like to admit. Try getting a session of multifunction cardiogram instead. It is a very accurate stress, radiation and drug free heart test! http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
22 had ecg, stress ecg, cardiac mri/mra, 24h ecg, echo. For chest pain when excercising. Does this rule out congenital coronary anomalies?
You have already: Undergone many of the tests to exclude any ischemia to heart muscle, but the only way to rule out any congenital coronary artery anomalies is by angiogram. Talk with your cardiologist, but chance of finding any significant anomalies seem small to me with all negative results so far. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on situation: Nuclear stress test involves looking at perfusion of heart for defective areas representing coronary artery disease looking for areas of permanent damage versus areas that are reversible possible related to area of coronary narrowing. Coronary ct angiogram looks at anatomy of coronary arteries looking for areas of narrowing and blockage.Answer depends on information physician needs and insurance. ...Read more
Chest pain. Ekg, d-dimer, asa, chest xray, ESR "normal". Echo says "restrictive pattern lv diastolic fill". Anxious re risk of cad/athero & heart attack. ?
Had echocardiogram, nuclear stress test w cardiolite, EKG and 30 day holter. Does the echo and nuclear test rule out CAD or any potential blockages?
Stressechoresults: abn stress ECG at 9.1mets, normal exercise stress echo with no evidence of stress induced myocardial ischemia. What does this mean?
Ecg , cardiac echo, heart enzyme , chest ct, cardiac angio ct, all ok.Still resting heart pulse 53-62.Increase when move.Exclude cardiac issue?
Echocardiogram, cardiac stress test, Coronary CTA, chest X-Ray... Do these tests rule out structural heart disease? What can cause NSVT if all normal?
Possibility of heart attack with normal: EKG, troponin, nuclear stress, cardiac MRI, echo, calcium score? I have chest / left arm pain. Need cath/CTA?
Would cardiac mri & mra without contrast, ecg, 48hr ecg, echocardiogram, treadmill ecg rule out the majority of heart problems in 25 yr old?
ABSOLUTELY: This is more than enough testing and most insurers would NOT cover all these tests! Hope this helps ...... ...Read more
Best non invasive test to check coronary arteries? Ct angio, stress echo and cardiac MRI MRA? Any better non invasive testing to check coronary art?
Tests: Each of the tests listed has specific strengths and weaknesses. The choice of study depends on the specific information desired by the ordering physician and the capabilities of the performing laboratory. CT angio in many cases will produce the best images of the arteries of the three, MRA has its specific indications and stress echo doesn't show the vessels but shows the effects of serious ischem ...Read more
I have had regular stress test. Nuclear stress test echocardiogram and heart catherization. All normal what's chance missed blockage or pulm htn?
An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen ...Read more