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What is a stress test for heart?

What is a stress test for heart?

They start with : Treadmills to push your exercise tolerance and aim at a target heart rate and your tolerance of the exercise. There are echo and nuclear medicine variations to look at functional and vascular aspects and determine the need for more invasive test or not. ...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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What is a stress test for the heart and why is it important?

What is a stress test for the heart and why is it important?

ForAdvancedDisease: Promoted for detecting artery disease, but misses most disease; arteries expand, not narrow. ~75%, or more, narrowing required before stress tests, all forms, begin to detect any abnormalities. Nuclear (more expensive ; radiation) promoted as more sensitive. For all I have seen, a well done ekg exercise stress more sensitive ; accurate. I quit doing stress tests 1995; for better protection options. ...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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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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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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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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If a stent can't be blow out what's next? Recent stress test showed more problems..

Stent?: I guess u have cad, certain condition can be chronic and all the treatments just to make things more tolerable , i wish u the best. ...Read more

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What is persantine stress test done for?

What is persantine stress test done for?

Test for blockages: Persantine is used to augment changes seen in stress testing when coronary arteries have a blockage that limits flow. ...Read more

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Normal stress but abnormal myocardial moderate inferior partial reversible perfusion. What means. How stress test normal and rest abnormal.

Normal stress but abnormal myocardial moderate inferior partial reversible perfusion. What means. How stress test normal and rest abnormal.

Abnormal stress test: A "myocardial perfusion defect with reversibility" indicates that there is something reducing the blood supply to the heart muscle (eg, atherosclerosis causing a blockage in the coronary.) The exercise EKG (stress test) can appear normal even if myocardial persuion is not. Additional testing, such as a catheter angiogram, may be needed. ...Read more

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Echo normal, 5 EKG normal, blood work normal. What will a stress test show that an echo doesn't?

Echo normal, 5 EKG normal, blood work normal. What will a stress test show that an echo doesn't?

Stress test: There is an echo stress test, but a treadmill stress test shows the physiologic response to exercise and monitors the ECG through this. It can suggest problems with conditioning, rhythm and blood flow to the heart. ...Read more

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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