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How accurate is an ultrasound stress test? Insurance doesn't want to pay for regular 2 stage test. Shows 2 leaky valves. No further tests or concerns.

How accurate is an ultrasound stress test? Insurance doesn't want to pay for regular 2 stage test. Shows 2 leaky valves. No further tests or concerns.

Uz stress test: Each lab has its own data on how sensitive and specific its data are from echo stress. That value may also differ for different diagnoses. Discuss with your doctor for information specific to you. ...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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Ultrasound stress test revealed a weak lateral wall of the l ventrical. What does this mean?

Ultrasound stress test revealed a weak lateral wall of the l ventrical. What does this mean?

Need more info: Wall motion abnormalities can be due to ischemia vs infiltrative or inflammatory etiologies. The question remains whether your case is related to a prior injury and whether there has been a specific consequence to cardiac function. You should have a discussion with your cardiologist on whether treatment and follow up is recommended. Also review of all your medications including supplements ...Read more

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When I had my ultrasound stress test, I mentioned to the girl doing the test that I was told I had 2 leaky valves. Was told everyone has this. True?

When I had my ultrasound stress test, I mentioned to the girl doing the test that I was told I had 2 leaky valves. Was told everyone has this. True?

No: It is unusual to have leaky valves. The normal is no leakage. It may be the patients she sees often have valve problems? All the best. ...Read more

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6 ekgs, ultrasound and stress test all normal but still have high BP (last reading was 149/105 and i'm only 20). Can stress/anxiety be cause?

6 ekgs, ultrasound and stress test all normal but still have high BP (last reading was 149/105 and i'm only 20).  Can stress/anxiety be cause?

What?: Those are not the right tests for high blood pressure. You must have some other symptoms too? You should have a urinalysis and blood work for kidney function and electrolytes. A physical exam to exclude coarctation. Purchase your own BP cuff, check your BP once a day, but 3 times at complete rest and average them. If it is anxiety, you'll quickly see it normalize in the calm of your own home. ...Read more

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What all does a heart ultrasound and stress test detect?

What all does a heart ultrasound and stress test detect?

Tests: A heart ultrasound, or a fetal echo, is used to examine whether the fetal heart is normal structurally or not. A stress test, or a non-stress test, is a test of fetal well being. A stress test gives mother contractions and monitors the fetal heart during the test. A non-stress test monitors the fetal heart rate with fetal activity. ...Read more

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6 ekgs, x ray, ultrasound and stress test all come back normal in the past 6 months but i still sometimes get chest pains. Heart problem or anxiety?

6 ekgs, x ray, ultrasound and stress test all come back normal in the past 6 months but i still sometimes get chest pains.  Heart problem or anxiety?

Anxiety: Don't you have a good family doctor? That is a lot of tests and wasted energy directed at what is not your problem. Young people especially still learning how to operate in this big world often carry their stress in their chest. This leads to shortness of breath, muscles spasms in the chest wall and rib cage and should be addressed with natural methods of stress reductions including breathing. ...Read more

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Ekg ultrasound CT scan stress test and many holter monitors all normal but doc put on another monitor cuz heart rythym sometimes really weird. Causes?

Ekg ultrasound CT scan stress test and many holter monitors all normal but doc put on another monitor cuz heart rythym sometimes really weird. Causes?

Defer to the Doctor: I am sorry to report that there is just too much here that will require the outcome of the test to answer. I would defer to your physician and the results of this ongoing study. We do not have the other test results; the type of your arrhythmia, or any other specifics on which to give you a valid answer. ...Read more

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What all does a heart ultrasound, holter and heart stress test detect?

What all does a heart ultrasound, holter and heart stress test detect?

Many things. : The echocardiogram or heart ultrasound, gives an accurate picture of the heart's anatomy. An ekg demonstrates the cardiac rhythm. A holter moniters the cardiac rhythm over time- say 12 or 24 hours. These measure different aspects of heart function and are helpful in assessing heart function thoroughly. ...Read more

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I've been to the cardiologist had monitor test, stress test and ultrasound. Have not heard anything yet should I be concerned. Last test last week.

I've been to the cardiologist had monitor test, stress test and ultrasound. Have not heard anything yet should I be concerned. Last test last week.

Unrelated: If you have a scheduled follow up, they are probably planning to discuss all tests results at that visit. If you don't have a follow up appt scheduled and it has been a week, call the office for your results. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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