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Treadmill Stress Echocardiogram
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
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
Better information: A stress echo allows you to view heart function under a stressor. The stress is an elevation in heart rate and produced by the dobutamine. It allows us to see if your blood flow in the coronary ateries can meet demand. Is like economics , supply vs demand. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress test: We have various kinds of stress testing, the commonest involve walking on a treadmill and/or having a medication injected to simulate exercise. An ECG and sometimes echo or nuclear imaging can be part of the stress test. An echo bubble study is painless as is the regular echocardiogram test. The bubble study involves injecting microbubbles during a normal echo imaging study. ...Read more
Maybe: If he can walk on a treamill no. The heart has to be stressed. If for some reason he cannot walk long enough or at all on the treadmill , then Dobutamine is used to stress the heart. It will make the heart contract harder and faster just as if he were walking on a treamill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are thallium stress tests and echocardiogram stress tests equal in their accuracy? Why would one be prescribed over the other?
Imaging stress tests: Perfusion stress tests and echo stress tests are roughly similar in their sensitivity and specificity. The experience and expertise of the performing lab/team is more important than general test results. Some labs are far better with one than the other test. What information is desired is also critical as they show different information sets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How significant is it on a stress echocardiogram that one cannot reach target heartbeat even at end of stage 3?
Stress test: Multiple causes. Maybe you are on a beta blocker? This will prevent you reaching target rate. If you are really fit, your target rate may need more exertion. If your stress test was done for suspected coronary artery disease and you did not reach target, then information may be misleading. Talk with your doctor - if high risk for coronar artery disease, then condiser a chemical nuclear heart scan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Echo: This does not show the severity of the interior of the lad. It merely shows wall and cardiac function. By extrapolation if function is bad or worse than before then you can assume that the narrowing is worse. ...Read more
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
Cardiac echo is also known as Echocardiogram. Cardiac echo is a somewhat redundant term for "echocardiogram." during this painless procedure, harmless sound waves are passed into the chest and reflected back, providing a detailed image of the heart, measures of the flow of blood within it, and information about certain structures which surround ...Read more
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