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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

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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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Why are dobutamine-induced stress echocardiogram used?

Why are dobutamine-induced stress echocardiogram used?

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 more

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Will a stress echocardiogram show if my narrowing of mid LAD has gotten worse ?

Will a stress echocardiogram show if my narrowing of mid LAD has gotten worse ?

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

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INTERPRETATION ABNORMAL STRESS ECHOCARDIOGRAM INFERIOR WALL HYPOKINESIS WITH STRESS?

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ABNORMAL STRESS ECHOCARDIOGRAM
INFERIOR WALL HYPOKINESIS WITH STRESS?

Abnormal stress test: Stress induced wall motion abnormality is concerning for significant narrowing of the coronary artery which feeds the inferior wall of the heart. This is most commonly the right coronary artery. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I expect from a stress test and an echocardiogram, with bubbles?

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

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What should I expect if I go in for a a stress test and an echocardiogram, with bubbles?

What should I expect if I go in for a a stress test and an echocardiogram, with bubbles?

Talk to md: Informed consent gives you the right to ask questions usually low risk but not risk free your underlying condition also important. ...Read more

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How significant is it on a stress echocardiogram that one cannot reach target heartbeat even at end of stage 3?

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 more

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Are the following results good & what do they signify from my echocardiogram? Health/mental stress test is normal, resistance stress is low.

Don't Understand: The types of stress listed in the question are unclear to me. Usually an echocardiogram is done at rest, and sometimes at cardiac stress, with exercise, or more commonly, with a medicine to increase cardiac workload. ...Read more

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24 yr old not an athlete male.bpm at rest is usually on low 40s, got an echocardiogram and a stress test & normal.. im scared should i worry?

24 yr old not an athlete male.bpm at rest is usually on  low 40s, got an echocardiogram and a stress test & normal.. im scared should i worry?

No, not yet.: Those who have made a habit of exercise & are very fit often have low resting heart rates (in the 40s, sometime the 30s). If you are NOT fit, & a resting heart rate this low, you must have symptoms. You could have an underactive thyroid, high blood pressure, or other chronic condition. Talk to your doctor & get checked out with an exam & blood tests (if needed) to get to a diagnosis. You have time ...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

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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 more

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Do benzodiazepines effect a stress or echocardiogram test?

Do benzodiazepines effect a stress or echocardiogram test?

It depends: Chronic stable use probably would have little effect. Acute use could well effect it. In this case i would expect the test to be less sensitive to picking up a "stress" induced change. ...Read more

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My husband is having stress echocardiogram. Will he have dobutamine injected?

My husband is having stress echocardiogram. Will he have dobutamine injected?

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 more

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What's the difference between a normal echocardiogram as opposed to stress echocardiogram?

What's the difference between a normal echocardiogram as opposed to stress echocardiogram?

Echo: An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of your heart to evaluate structure and function. A normal transthoracic echo is done with you lying on your back. A stress echo is conducted with you "under stress" - at our institution it is done while patient is cycling. ...Read more

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How risky is a stress echocardiogram can you die from one ? As heart rate is speeded up fast...

How risky is a stress echocardiogram can you die from one ? As heart rate is speeded up fast...

Echocardiogram: I think you are confusing stress test (which is egg done while your heart is sped up by exercise or medicine) which can reveal that you have a heart at risk for attack (the location should have the emergency equipment available - ask if you don't see it). An echocardiogram uses ultrasound like a fish - finder to see inside your heart while it is working without pain or damage. ...Read more

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Echocardiogram good, blood tests good, stress test good except for reversible ischemia but test had 10% false positives should I trust the test ?

Screening test: Stress test is a screening test to determine if ischemia is present. It has good although not perfect reliability. You should discuss the results and next steps with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Cardiac Echo (Definition)

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Echocardiogram (Definition)

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