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Doctor insights on: Treadmill Exercise Stress Test

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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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Exercise stress test, 24 hour holter monitor, echo doppler test--which is done first?

Exercise stress test, 24 hour holter monitor, echo doppler test--which is done first?

For what?: These tests provide different information and have different indications. Stress tests are to look for evidence to support a diagnosis of symptomatic blocked coronary arteries. Holtor is used to evaluate for dysthymia. Echocardiogram is useful to look at the heart valves and other features. Choosing the right test depends on what symptoms you are having. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Abnormal treadmill stress test, what to do?

Abnormal treadmill stress test, what to do?

Abnormal stress test: If you have an abnormal test, you need to discuss it with your doctor and ask the meaning of the test and what additional steps if any need to be taken. Do you need a diet, exercise, medications etc. When you have a test the dr. Who ordered it is responsible to follow up with you or help you get follow up. ...Read more

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My stress test results read " positive exercise stress test for ischemia by EKG criteria. What does that mean?

My stress test results read " positive exercise stress test for ischemia by EKG criteria. What does that mean?

This means that the: EKG portion of your stress test had changes in the waveforms that have been known to be associated with blockages of the coronary arteries. Unfortunately, greater than 15% of the time this is inaccurate in women. Less than 5% of the time in men. This is why we always do stress testing in women along with nuclear imaging. If the nuclear imaging is negative then the EKG changes are FALSE positive. ...Read more

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But I exercise treadmill test is to walk .... Why will show myocardial ischemia?

But I exercise treadmill test is to walk .... Why will show myocardial ischemia?

A stress test invol-: -ves cardiac monitoring, & there R other stress tests that can B done. Talk 2 Ur provider or cardiologist about this. ...Read more

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I have had regular stress test. Nuclear stress test echocardiogram and heart catherization. All normal what's chance missed blockage or pulm htn?

I have had regular stress test. Nuclear stress test echocardiogram and heart catherization. All normal what's chance missed blockage or pulm htn?

Zero: There's no chance for blockage. If your pulmonary artery pressure was reported on your echo, than there's no chance that's been missed either. ...Read more

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Stressechoresults: abn stress ECG at 9.1mets, normal exercise stress echo with no evidence of stress induced myocardial ischemia. What does this mean?

Stressechoresults: abn stress ECG at 9.1mets, normal exercise stress echo with no evidence of stress induced myocardial ischemia. What does this mean?

Probably normal: The ECG is accurate about 70-80% of the time in diagnosing cad. Adding stress echo or nuclear imaging improves accuracy to above 90% when patient reaches his or her target rate. ...Read more

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Stress incontinence. Ok to do zumba and running. ?

Stress incontinence. Ok to do zumba and running. ?

Might get wet, pads: Depends on how bad your symptoms are, and how full your bladder is. Empty your bladder before running or zumba, practice your kegel exercises. See your gyn or urologist (or gynourologist or urogynecologist) if ongoing or bothersome. Can always try panty liners or pads for protection. ...Read more

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What is treadmill stress and target heart rate?

What is treadmill stress and target heart rate?

Exercise test: Treadmill stress is to exercise on a treadmill to stress the heart and evaluate with ecg. Target rate is 85% of (220 - age). ...Read more

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M37.Have low HDL/high TriG.Did tests, results ok.ABI, EKG, Chest XRay, UltraSound Carotid+whole abdomen,Echo Treadmill Stress. repeat tests how often?

M37.Have low HDL/high TriG.Did tests, results ok.ABI, EKG, Chest XRay, UltraSound Carotid+whole abdomen,Echo Treadmill Stress. repeat tests how often?

Family history?: much of this hinges I feel on your family history. If you have parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or siblings with coronary artery disease under the age of 55 then I repeat testing in 5 years, otherwise probably in 10 years. There is no consensus on this: therefore this is my own opinion as interventional cardiologist. ...Read more

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Would heart scarring show up on an exercise stress test?

Would heart scarring show up on an exercise stress test?

See ur cardiologist.: This is beyond my area of expertise. However, when you ask about scarring, what do you mean exactly?Damage to the heart muscles most likely would be seen on an exercise stress test. Cardiologists use many different test to find out if the heart muscles are damaged. Only with these specific test will you know if there is damage to your heart. Please follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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How effective are exercise stress tests at diagnosing heart disease?

85 - 90 %: If the stress test is combined with nuclear imaging, the sensitivity for picking up on coronary artery disease is 85-90%. If the stress test is done without imaging, the sensitivity is less. In interpreting stress test results, it is important to note the "pretest likelihood of disease". In a young healthy patient, a positive result is likely to be a false positive. ...Read more

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Normal stress echo with no evidence of stress induced myocardial ischemia but abnormal exercise stress at 9.1 mets? Reached 94% of hr.

Ur initial ST: Is more likely false positive.With ur young age and i presume with no risk factors like hypertension , diabetes, high lipids ; strong family history of heart disease, i won't worry about it. Follow up with ur pcp or cardiologist. Take care and mabuhay! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/heart-disease/guide/stress-test--(dupe). Tp://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/gettinghealthy_ucm_001078_subhomepage.Js. ...Read more

Exercise Stress Test (Definition)

Recording an ekg while walking up a steeper & steeper incline, at a faster & faster rate, so as to increase heart contraction intensity & rate of contraction, thus blood flow needed by the heart muscle. However, atherosclerosis does not narrow arteries, clots do, & the ekg only detects major qualitative differences in capillary blood flow. Thus only severe artery disease ...Read more


Dr. Marvin Ott
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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