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What Is A Nuclear Stress Test For The Heart
How reliable is a nuclear stress test? Had echo's in the last year after my heart attack EF 30,40 and 45 last one 9/10/14. Nuclear last week EF 33
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
A nuclear stress test showed almost entire right half of heart dark brown/black. Follow up in 3 weeks. What are best/worst case scenarios?
This is an issue: That you should actually discuss with the doctor who ordered the test - as she or he knows your medical history the best. ...Read more
I had a nuclear stress test. Why was my max heart rate only 152 before pushing the nuclear water? It was very easy. Will it give correct results?
Does poor r wave progressive and nonspecific st&t adnormal waves mean you had a heart attack. The findings were from a nuclear stress test.
Not specific: Poor r wave progression is a nonspecific finding. It can be caused by conduction defects , anterior myocardial infarction, cardiomyopathy, pathological conditions and lead misplacemement. This finding can only be suggestive, further evaluation should be done to determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Some followup and testing are reasonable. Depends on your status, any symptoms and other risk assessment. ...Read more
Do u need a e k g every time u go to your heart doctor when all is ok? I had a nuclear stress test and everthing was ok , whjen do I have to have another stress test?
No: Ekg gives different information than stress test . Generally speaking you will not need an ekg everytime you go to doctor's office. If your stress test was normal, you will not need another one in the next 1-2 years, if you don't have any symptoms. Stress tests are usually considered valuable to provide risk assessment for 1-2 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many but not all: The combination that you describe can diagnose many heart issues, but you may need further tests depending on the concerns. An evaluation of longer term heart rhythms can be done with either a Holter monitor or an Event monitor, Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, tilt table testing, etc may be indicated depending on your symptoms. Touch base with your MD for further information ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I get a small sharp pain in left bicep during and right before ejaculation. I recently had a nuclear stress test and heart looked strong?
Probably strain: The fact you have a negative stress test makes a cardiac cause less likely. I would see if this occurs in different positions you may be using these muscles to brace your body. As would be in the missionary position with you on top/ If you are still concerned talk to your cardiologist to be sure. ...Read more
What are the primary differences in a CT scan of heart and a nuclear stress test? Would one make more sense looking for blockages?
CARDIAC IMAGING: A CT reveals anatomy with some limitation if heavy calcium is present & scanner technology dependent,A nuclear stress depends on the isotope (TCc vs Thallium vs one of the PET agents) reveals detailed information on function,often the 2 modalities are complementary and necessary for appropriate diagnosis and treatment/prognostication ...Read more
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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