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How will I know what does a stress test consist of and what sre the risks of having the test?

How will I know what does a stress test consist of and what sre the risks of having the test?

Depends: Depends on the type of stress test you are having. There are exercise ecg's where you exercise on treadmill and you heart rate is constantly monitored, then tere are exercise nuclear and exercise echocardiograms where you exercise and pictures of your heart are taken before and after exercise, then there ate pharmacological test which pharmacological agents r used to simulate exercise. ...Read more

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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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I am going to be having a stress test. What does a stress test consist of ?

I am going  to be having a stress test. What does a stress test consist of ?

Stress test: Your own doctor can explain why s/he feels you need this test, and what info needs to be gained. Generally it involves connecting you to ekg machine while you do gradually increasing physical activity on a treadmill -- while being monitored closely for any changes. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does a 'stress test' consist of?

Hello doctors, what does a 'stress test' consist of?

Stress Test: Stress EKG: Before exercising, EKG is done to measure heart rate at rest; and blood pressure is taken. You exercise by walking on a treadmill or pedaling a stationary bicycle. The rate of exercise or degree of difficulty gradually increases. After test heart rate, blood pressure, and EKG are monitored. Stress Test is used to assess chest pain ,shortness of breath are due to heart problem. ...Read more

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What does a non-stress test consist of?

What does a non-stress test consist of?

Imaging: Heart Imaging tests (nuclear, ultrasound & MRI) are a non-invasive way of evaluating heart function performed in conjunction with physical activity (treadmill or bicycle) or using non physical means (using intravenous medication eg. dobutamine, lexiscan, adenosine or dipyridamole). All the above provide indirect information on blood flow, presence of scars and the strength of heart contractions ...Read more

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Can you tell me a non stress test consist of ?

Can you tell me a non stress test consist of ?

Non stress Test: Here is a good article that reviews non stress tests: http://americanpregnancy.Org/prenataltesting/non-stresstest.Html. ...Read more

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What does a stress test rule out?

What does a stress test rule out?

Nothing: A stress test which is negative lessens the probabilities that organic heart disease is responsible for symptoms, but there are patients who have occurred heart attacks shortly after negative stress tests. You cannot rule anything out with this. ...Read more

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How is a stress test done?

How is a stress test done?

Stress Test: Check this great article from mayo clinic: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/stress-test/my00977/. ...Read more

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How to read stress test report?

Takes a long time to: Learn how to do this. I will refer you to a website on it if you are interested, but i would really recommend that you contact your cardiologist about what is means for you. www.aafp.org › journals › AFP › vol. 59/no. 2(january 15, 1999)? 1999 - ?cited by 14 - ?related articles jan 15, 1999 - the exercise stress test is a useful screening tool for the detection of ...The test report contai. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fail a stress test?

Is it possible to fail a stress test?

Target heart rate...: If you are having an exercise stress test, there is a target heart rate which needs to be reached. This target heart rate is 85% of your maximum predicted heart rate. Maximum predicted heart rate is given by equation (220 - age). If you do not reach target heart rate, the exercise test may need to be converted to a pharmacologic stress test. Therefore you have "failed" to exercise adequately. ...Read more

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How often can you need a stress test?

Only when needed: Stress test is not a screening test , its only done when recommended by a physician and is only recommended when there is something positive in cardiac history. Once its done and is negative it does not need to be repeated unless there is an onset of a new symptom. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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