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Echo stress test for slow heart rate exercising Have had shotness of breathe and chest tightness. Found spots on heart during test. What does this mean.

Echo stress test for slow heart rate exercising Have had shotness of breathe and chest tightness. Found spots on heart during test. What does this mean.

Unfortunately: "Spots on heart" during echo stress test is not a sufficient description to be able to provide you with an answer. It sounds like you are being evaluated by a health care professional. You should address your concerns and questions to that individual. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Why would a doctor on this site refer me to an oncologist after I asked why I saw dark spots on my heart during a echo stress test?

Why would a doctor on this site refer me to an oncologist after I asked why I saw dark spots on my heart during a echo stress test?

Dark spots?: Hopefully you had normal cardiac function on the stress echocardiogram test. Sometimes an echocardiogram will show "dark spots" near the heart. These might be enlarged lymph nodes that should be evaluated by additional studies (CAT scan of the chest) and it is also reasonable to see an oncologist since there is a slight chance the lymph nodes could represent lymphoma. ...Read more

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What happens during a stress test for the heart?

What happens during a stress test for the heart?

Depends: It depends on which type of stress test is done. If you are able, you will probably walk on a treadmill. If not, a medication will be injected into your vein. The doctor will examine your ekg and some pictures of your heart obtained by injecting slightly radioactive material into your vein. Sometimes, an echocardiogram is done instead of the injection. ...Read more

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Hello, Are heart flutters during very strenuous exercise dangerous? I've been checked out by a cardio but no stress test before. Thx

Hello, Are heart flutters during very strenuous exercise dangerous? I've been checked out by a cardio but no stress test before. Thx

Perhaps...: Feeling your heart beat fast during exercise is normal, but the term "flutters" would imply some abnormality. A stress echocardiogram will help clear up what's going on with your heart during exercise, and could be helpful if you're embarking on an intensive exercise program. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from a heart attack during a dobutamine stress test?

Is it possible to die from a heart attack during a dobutamine stress test?

Rarely, but Yes: All types of stress test have risks, including the rare risk of death. Other risks include arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, palpitations, COPD or asthma exacerbation, and passing out. Fortunately most are rare. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Felt nauseous and short of breath during exercise. Diagnosed with GERD after normal chest x ray, ECG echo stress test. Panic attack GERD or heart?

Felt nauseous and short of breath during exercise. Diagnosed with GERD after normal chest x ray, ECG echo stress test. Panic attack GERD or heart?

Most commonly GERD: With normal CXR, ECG and echo, findings are less likely cardiac.
Exercise has been known to trigger reflux. Figure out if its your routine (crunches on a full stomach), or diet (aggravating foods, coffee, OJ). Try some PeptoBismol before exercise to see if chnages.
Keep a diary of when it happens, how you feel, and what you had to eat that morning. It will give you and your doc the best picture. ...Read more

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Will my husband using 60% of his heart per stress test improve?

Will my husband using 60% of his heart per stress test improve?

Stress test: You mean his ejection fraction is 60% and this is normal. If he only reached 60% of his maximum predicted heart rate then the test was not optimal. ...Read more

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Does stress test or your own tread mill symptoms tell you if you have heart diesase condition?

Does stress test or your own tread mill symptoms tell you if you have heart diesase condition?

Stress test better: Sometimes early warning findings are without symptoms, but do have electrical changes seen on a regular stress test (ekg); sometimes, may have blood pressure changes before symptoms; may need nuclear stress test or stress echo cardiogram to see poor blood flow or muscle damage. Issue often relates to heart rate. Risk factors? (family, tobacco, high bp, high chol, gout, male sex)-stress test. ...Read more

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Why do a stress test what dose it shows is it same as heart cath?

Why do a stress test what dose it shows is it same as heart cath?

A stress test: Will give information about the physiologic response to the physical challenge of exercise. This is probably more important than the underlying anatomy. ...Read more

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What is a stress test for heart?

What is a stress test for heart?

Angina.: A stress test should help in determining if chest pain is due to a blockage in an artery within the heart. ...Read more

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What is stress test for heart used for?

What is stress test for heart used for?

Diagnosis: To diagnosis underlying coronary artery disease in one with suggestive symptoms or to evaluate the efficacy of medical therapy in one with known coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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How does caffeine affect a heart stress test?

How does caffeine affect a heart stress test?

Caffeine: It can increase your heart rate more than without it and if pharmacological agents are used in the test can interfere with them. ...Read more

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Having thallium stress test on heart, is it painful?

Having thallium stress test on heart, is it painful?

No: I have had many of these and other than fatigue on the treadmill, no problems. ...Read more

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Would heart scarring show up on an exercise stress test?

Would heart scarring show up on an exercise stress test?

See ur cardiologist.: This is beyond my area of expertise. However, when you ask about scarring, what do you mean exactly? Damage to the heart muscles most likely would be seen on an exercise stress test. Cardiologists use many different test to find out if the heart muscles are damaged. Only with these specific test will you know if there is damage to your heart. Please follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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How do they do a stress test to check for heart problems?

How do they do a stress test to check for heart problems?

An ECG is done whil: It starts with a resting blood pressure and ECG before ewalking on a treadmill or cycling at a slow speed. Your heart rate & BP are monitored, as is your ecg, while both spped and inclination are increased. If you have physical sx, the test will be stopped. If the specialist sees st segment depression it indicates you have ischemia. But there are people with normal stress tests who die next wee. ...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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Passed heart stress test but still have chest pain. What could it be?

Passed heart stress test but still have chest pain. What could it be?

Many other sources:: Gas, acid reflux, hiatal hernia, costochondritis, pleurisy, pneumonia, coxsackie virus (devil's grippe), etc. See your fp for full history & physical to help establish the cause of your chest pain. ...Read more

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What is the difference between echocardiography and heart stress test?

What is the difference between echocardiography and heart stress test?

Diferent areas: Echo shows your heart and valves in motion it also can show direction of blood flow. Its good for demonstrating function, wall thickness, volume ejected and valve quality and size.
Stress test determines if your heart muscle is getting enough blood flow and oxygen during stress ...Read more

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What to do if heart burning symptoms went away, should I still get a nuclear stress test?

What to do if heart burning symptoms went away, should I still get a nuclear stress test?

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

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Could stress test on treadmill really tell you if you have heart diesase or any condition?

Could stress test on treadmill really tell you if you have heart diesase or any condition?

Treadmill test: Treadmill test can be an indicator of cardiac dysfunction resulting in decreased function. Except for suggesting coronary artery disease the test doesn't suggest specific categories of heart disease. ...Read more

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How accurate is a excercise stress test to check for heart problem. I had one and it was normal.

How accurate is a excercise stress test to check for heart problem. I had one and it was normal.

Not in women: Usually a plain exercise stress test is not recommended for women. If you had the exercise myoview stress test (or any nuclear study) then it is a very good test in women. ...Read more

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For two years I've been having issues with my heart racing for no reason. My stress test was negative. Should I be concerned?

For two years I've been having issues with my heart racing for no reason. My stress test was negative. Should I be concerned?

Heart racing concern: If heart palpitations are your only symptom, most likely you should not be concerned. Common causes would be dehydration, anxiety, intake of stimulants (e.g. caffeine, nicotine, etc.). Another less likely cause would be Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome. This would need to be diagnosed with an event monitor.

If you are experiencing other symptoms of anxiety, contact your PCP for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had 2 stress test done a exercise one and a thallium one on both my heart rate dropped wha could cause it?

What do you recommend if I had 2 stress test done a exercise one and a thallium one on both my heart rate dropped wha could cause it?

Thallium?: You said "thallium" but perhaps you meant adenosine or lexiscan? - these two agents are used to perform a stress test in which you don't have to exercise, thus in contrast to your first one. Both agents can cause the heart rate to drop as a side effect which has no prognostic significance. ...Read more

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Had a nuclear heart stress test. Right after, dr. Did my hida scan on the gallbladder. Did not give more nuclear stuff. Will this affect hida results?

Had a nuclear heart stress test. Right after, dr. Did my hida scan on the gallbladder. Did not give more nuclear stuff. Will this affect hida results?

Unusual but okay: Nuclear cardiac stress test is a nuclear imaging method that shows how well blood flows into the heart muscle, both at rest and during activity. This uses a radiopharmaceutical, such as thallium or sestamibi. However, tc-99m sestamibi, has relatively high liver uptake and studies have utilized this for assessment of gallbladder contraction also. (j gastrointestin liver dis, 2007; 16:157). ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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