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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Heart test: A stress test is also known as an "exercise stress test" and it involves you running on a treadmill until we "stress" your heart to it's predicted maximal heart rate(220 minus your age).If you have heart disease we often see changes in the continuous ECG done during the run. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stress test: A stress test for screening purposes usually has no associated pain. Treadmill stress testing can lead to tired legs and shortness of breath. If the stress test has changes suggestive of a blocked artery, and the patient has chest pain or pressure, the tst is stopped and is sent for immediate catherization. Chest pain or pressure suggests heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby monitoring: A non-stress test is a way of checking on the baby. We listen to and record the fetal heart for 20-30 minutes. We are looking at the baseline heart rate and how the heart rate goes up or down. We are looking at this to see if the baby is getting enough oxygen or if there are other problems with how the baby is doing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"negative" is good: A "negative" stress test means the absence of what is being tested for--i.e. No signs of flow-limiting blockages in coronary arteries. In other words, the heart muscle is getting plenty of blood flow. It's important to note that a normal stress test does not mean the absence of underlying non-obstructive coronary disease. Detecting this may require other tests, depending on your risk profile. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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