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Besides spirometry test, x ray, echocardiogram at rest, are there any other tests to detect heart failure? Blood tests? Stress test?

BNP. A peptide released by the failing heart brain natriuretic peptide, and its related proteins are routinely measured by the pathology laboratories for diagnosing heart failure and to distinguish heart failure from other diseases. Read more...
Yes. A cardiac catheterization can determine heart function as well as measure pressures. Spirometry measures lung function, not heart failure. Sometimes this is checked to rule out pulmonary dysfunction as a contributor to the patient's problems. Nuclear scans and specialized ct scans can also give this information. As already mentioned, there is also a blood test called bnp. Read more...

I had an echo and a 2-5 min stress test wasnt long I'm 18 male, excercise alot! Heart rest rate is 100-130 usually high. Cardiologist said I'm fine!?

I assuming . Your echo and stress test was negative. Are you overweight? Daytime sleepiness point toward sleep apnea. Also can give increase hr. If heart ok, then increase resting hr can happen b/c lack of physical conditioning, excess coffee and energy drinks, dehydration, cold meds, street drugs like marihuana, hyperthyroidism, arrhythmias, Anabolic steroids etc. Stay with your primary care doctor. Read more...

I had an echo stress test done, but my heart took over a hour to go back to rest rate?

Out of shape. Normal is defined as a 10% drop in heart rate during the first recovery minute (called the heart rate recovery time). So, if your hr was 150, is should be 135 by r1 (recovery minute +1). If it did this, that part of your test is okay but you may not be in a state of good physical fitness, the usual cause of slow overall recovery. Read more...

31 m heavy breathing / shortness breath feels full at rest. Gets worse daily. Breathing patterns becoming different Got echo holter nuclear stress test / bronchoscopy pft and chest Ct scan normal. Pft showed positive mehtanine airway D? Cancer? Heart

You need. a lengthy consult. If you wish to speak with me,, I am available on HealthTap: U would need to have all of your information aat the time of the discussion. H Robert Silverstein MD, FACC. Recommended reading www.thepmc.org. Read more...
Needs evaluation. The answer to your question requires an evaluation and review of the information from the tests you have already had. Cancer and heart disease are both very rare and unlikely in previously healthy 31 year old men. Read more...
Asthma . Studies show that a positive methacholine test may indicate you have asthma however the test needs to be interpreted carefully. Did you have an obstructive pattern on spirometry reversed by bronchodilator? Trial of rescue inhaler indicated and talk with a pulmonologist. Sorry you are not feeling well but don't worry your doctors will get to the bottom of this. Don't worry and good luck. . Read more...

Echo, X-ray, blood work, stress test all normal. Will take CCBs for the PVCs but worried about lowering heart rate at rest (avg rest rate 53).?

Can/bradycardia . There are several CCBs that will decrease PVCs very effectively, that when monitored properly will not significantly further lower your pulse. It's a matter of effectiveness vs side effects. I take it those PVCs are causing you symptoms? If not, in a healthy person with normal anatomical/functional heart there is no reason to treat these... . Read more...