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Why Should I Have A Stress Test If My Echocardiogram Is Normal
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
Im 20 and i had an EKG done that said borderline EKG and that i had a flat t-wave should I be worried I have to go do an serum treponin why is that ?
May be a problem: Why did you have an ekg? Symptoms or screening before surgery? Flat t waves indicate a potential problem. You may require an echocardiogram and stress test. I would not start an evaluation with just a serum troponin, although it can indicate cardiac pathology. Are you seeing a cardiologist? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a fasting blood test done to see if I have thyroid problems, if i was pregnant would this show up?
Thyroid: Yes it would show.Get a more detailed answer ›
Some, not all: The echocardiogram gives good pictures of the heart valves and the functioning of the heart muscle. It will detect valve problems and poorly functioning heart muscle. It does not evaluate all of the heart - it is not useful for evaluating the electrical function of the heart (arrhythmias) and not the best test for looking at the coronary arteries. Hence an ECG is useful as well as stress test. ...Read more
If my 24hr ECG is normal and i'm still experiencing palpitations what could it be? Also i did thyroid test and it is still good.
Had a stress test at cardiologist and was normal but still having chest pains. Any ideas? Also does this mean nothing is wrong with my heart?
Not the heart: Look at your risks such as dm, smoking and other diseases like sle. At your age without any of these risk, your risk of clogged arteries is low especially females, . I would not say you have no problem as i don't know about your valves etc. But you had a stress test and it seems normal including tolerance to activity. May be time to look for another cause. ...Read more
Hi I have a question I got a ekg done cat scan and blood work everything was normal but my chest bothers sometimes is that normal?
YES: it is a very common complaint in young people! In females large breasts can be the problem ( and the possibility of poor support IGNORED.. just a thought! Dr Z ...Read more
I was told I have were a mild numbers of asystoles during my sleep test. What does this mean and should I see a heart doctor?
Just took an ECG yesterday results came normal. should I still worry about a stroke? also will a blood test tell me if I have a damaged nerve or artery
Why are you worried?: An ECG will not tell you about the blood vessels in your brain. A blood test cannot tell you if you have a damaged nerve or artery. Why are you worried? These are some of the things that can raise your risk of stroke or heart attack: smoking, high blood pressure, obesity, lack of exercise, high blood fat (cholesterol, triglycerides), diabetes, family history, poor diet. Search HT for advice. ...Read more
If I have a normal ekg, in what cases would it still be worth going to cardiologist for stress test, etc?
What to do if I had a blood test taken a week ago and the doctor said my IgG was abnormal what does that mean?
Chest pains! xray, CT scan, bloodwork, holter monitor, echocardiogram, echo stress test and EKG normal?! what can it be? Pain don't get worse when pressed
Esophageal spsm/GERD: All the tests you have had it rules out heart or lung pathology.It can be due to esophageal spasm, gastroesophageal reflux with or without esophagitis or due to costochondritis.Get a gastro enterolist consult and endoscopy to rule out GI causes or a trial of ppis like Omeprazole etc.Costochondritis may respond to non steroidal meds like Naproxen sodium. ...Read more
Convinved i have a heart problem. Ekg and blood test normal. I was told its anxiety. Is it a common worry that i would think they just blew it off?
Health Phobia: You MAY have a health phobia, an irrational fear of something that is possible but not probably, especially if you have bee examined by your doctor. Consider getting a second opinion and then a mental health pro such as a clinical psychologist to learn ways to manage this situation and anxiety in general. You can do it. Peace and good health ...Read more
I am a very healthy 16th year old and I had what the er doctors think was a seizure my CT was normal my urine test was normal and my blood test was normal whats your outlook on my situation should i go see a neurologist what could of caused this I had to
Absolutely: I would certainly see a neurologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
If i had a echo and it said narrow vavle and then a mra that says min leaking why do the what to do a nuclear stress test tomorrow?
Symptoms: If you have questions like that which are quite reasonable, you should ask your doctor why he/she needs the test and what is to be learned from it. ...Read more
I have been to a cardologist and he don't seem to be worried but i had a normal ekg, normal echo, maybe i just need to stop worry that is all i do?
Normal: If your cardiologist has worked you up and is confident there is nothing wrong with you, likely you should stop worrying. Many people literally worry themselves sick. Perhaps you should get on a regular diet and exercise program and put your energy there instead of worrying. ...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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