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Chest pains! xray, CT scan, bloodwork, holter monitor, echocardiogram, echo stress test and EKG normal?! what can it be? Pain don't get worse when pressed

Chest pains! xray, CT scan, bloodwork, holter monitor, echocardiogram, echo stress test and EKG normal?! what can it be? Pain don't get worse when pressed

Esophageal spsm/GERD: All the tests you have had it rules out heart or lung pathology.It can be due to esophageal spasm, gastroesophageal reflux with or without esophagitis or due to costochondritis.Get a gastro enterolist consult and endoscopy to rule out GI causes or a trial of ppis like Omeprazole etc.Costochondritis may respond to non steroidal meds like Naproxen sodium. ...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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Ischemia can be diagnosed. By stress echocardiography?

Ischemia can be diagnosed. By stress echocardiography?

Several methods of: stress testing are available, stress echo is one of them. But real answer is with angiography, a more invasive and dangerous test. Consult with a cardiologist for specific advice, depending on your symptoms and personal/family history. ...Read more

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Overcoming Anxiety and Stress (Checklist)

As your stress or anxiety level is rising, stop what you're doing.
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Rate level of distress you're feeling from 0 (none) - 100 (overload)
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Ask yourself "What bad thing am I expecting to happen?"
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Slowly inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth
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What is "dobutamine, stress echocardiography criteria"?

What is "dobutamine, stress echocardiography criteria"?

A screening test: Stress tests are largely done to identify patients at risk for heart attacks. For patients who cannot exercise due to arthritis or other reasons, Dobutamine is a drug that will mimic exercise, and allow a stress test to be done. It is not as good as exercise, but it is a reasonable alternative if exercise is not possible. ...Read more

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When is stress echocardiography in mitral stenosis useful?

When is stress echocardiography in mitral stenosis useful?

2 scenarios: 1) stress testing objectively quantifies the person's exercise capacity, to determine if they are symptomatic from the valve, which affects surgery consideration. 2) sometimes the resting echo suggests less severe stenosis than the person's symptoms. Stress echo can confirm severe stenosis if the gradient across the valve, or pulmonary pressure, increases significantly. ...Read more

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Managing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Checklist)

Find a therapist who specializes in PTSD
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Consider EMDR as a form of treatment, discuss with a therapist
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I passed a stress echocardiography with all normal results including normal imaging. What does that mean? What does passing say about my heart health?

I passed a stress echocardiography with all normal results including normal imaging. What does that mean? What does passing say about my heart health?

Can handle stress: A normal stress echo shows that the heart is behaving in a physiologically normal way during a physical stress. It implies that coronary circulation as well as contractility can handle physiologic stress adequately. It tells us that if chest pains are occurring that they are unlikely to be due to significant coronary disease, and that the risk of a heart attack is low in the near term. ...Read more

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Hi Im 29 year male I had pain in upper abdomen and near left rib I had ecg 5 to 6 times normal,stress test negative,echocardiography normal, ?

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I had pain in upper abdomen and near left rib I had ecg 5 to 6 times normal,stress test negative,echocardiography normal,
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Just a thought: but you may have "splenic flexure syndrome" caused by intestinal gas collecting in the "highest" portion of your large intestine which is the part that CURVES under your spleen ..way up almost under the left side of your rib cage! Just gas!!!! (If exercising...running makes it worse...that may be a clue that this diagnosis is correct! (See X (between 2 and 3 illustration) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What is the difference between echocardiography and heart stress test?

What is the difference between echocardiography and heart stress test?

Diferent areas: Echo shows your heart and valves in motion it also can show direction of blood flow. Its good for demonstrating function, wall thickness, volume ejected and valve quality and size. Stress test determines if your heart muscle is getting enough blood flow and oxygen during stress ...Read more

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How risky is a stress echocardiogram cheers.....

How risky is a stress echocardiogram cheers.....

Stress echo: A stress echocardiogram is not risky to undergo. If you were, however, to experience ischemia or low blood flow to the heart, this would be the best place to know-under the supervision of a cardiologist. ...Read more

Dr. Rick Koch
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Echocardiogram (Definition)

Echo refers to reflections of sound waves, typically 0.5-10mhz, sent through a body structure, all variants of water density. Cardio refers to heart. Gram refers to a picture or graphical representation of the data. A form of us, these help see certain aspects of our hearts behavior/function, real-time in motion picture video. Quality & usefulness varies widely as ...Read more