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What does it mean if your stress test is negative?

What does it mean if your stress test is negative?

"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 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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What does it mean if my stress test is negative?

What does it mean if my stress test is negative?

Your heart's OK!: It means you did not show signs of heart trouble with exercise ("stressing the heart"), and is generally a sign that your heart function is normal, which it should be at age 34. ...Read more

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Does chest heaviness and throat pain during stress test with no ECG changes mean its negative or posative normal hr and BP response ?

Does chest heaviness and throat pain during stress test with no ECG changes mean its negative or posative normal hr and BP response ?

Stress test : A routine treadmill test does a false - negative rate in other words the test is "negative " based on ECG criteria but indeed the patient has coronary disease a thallium stress or a cat scan angiogram has higher accuracy. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of negative stress test?

No signs: If a stress test is negative, it means that there are no indications of coronary problems on the basis of the test. If the patient still experiences symptoms, other tests may be ordered, since a stress test is not fool proof. ...Read more

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What does equivocal stress test mean in the results?

What does equivocal stress test mean in the results?

Equivocal stress tes: It is inconclusive stress test. Neither positive nor negative. Hence you need to undergo either cardiac cta (non invasive test) or catheterization (invasive test) to define coronary anatomy to rule out blocks in heart heart arteries. ...Read more

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In what case an unconclusive stress test can be signed as negative?

2nd test: An inconclusive test is inconclusive because they can't say for sure that it's negative or positive. You need to have a second test, preferable using a different technique, to be certain that it's actually negative. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have polyps in my stress test?

What does it mean when I have polyps in my stress test?

Doesnt make sense: That does not make sense that you have polyps on your stress test . You might want to share a little more about your stress test report. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if you did badly on a nuclear stress test?

What exactly does it mean if you did badly on a nuclear stress test?

Nuclear test: It means the images on the test were not normal. You need to discuss with your doctor what the test implications are for you. It isn't so straightforward that one can know from out here. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have my stress test result be borderline abnormal?

What does it mean to have my stress test result be borderline abnormal?

You need a nuclear 1: women have more noise in conventional ekg stress tests. For this reason for a lot of years it was recommended to give dye studies (nuclear stress tests). Frankly all of stress tests fell a bit out of favor except for risk forcasting so we didn't care so much whether it worked. But the dye study gives much more accurate results in women. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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