What are causes of shortness of breath? I have had a nuclear stress test. An echo gram test? My heart center tests reveal all test are acceptable.

Sleep apnea. Another possibility is sleep apnea, and increasingly frequently recognized problem with breathing while you are asleep. Talk to your doctor to see if you might be at risk. Common symptoms include snoring, shortness of breath, feeling tired, needing naps and waking with a headache.
Asthma or COPD. If you have had a normal cardiac work up, it sounds like a lung problem, such as COPD or asthma. At your age, i would be surprised by asthma that has never given you trouble before, but COPD often gets worse as you get older. If you smoke, stop immediately. See your doctor for appropriate meds.

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Should I do the nuclear stress test and echo or just go straight to heart cath? Shortness of breath with exertion not so much with cardio activity. Y?

Depends. Without knowing your medical history and current risk factors, it would be difficult to recommend which test for you. The best advice is to follow your doctor's recommendation. Read more...
Risk. The risk factor for artery disease are nicotine addiction, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes and family history of artery disease. If your doctor is giving you a choice go for the heart cath, it gives more information. Be well. 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...

Chest pain across breasts and shortness of breath. I've had a norm stress test, echo and EKG two months ago. Serious heart issues ruled out?

Non cardiac pain. It is important to see if pain is reproducible by pressing where it hurts. If it is reproducible it is usually chest wall pain, inflammation under skin. In females fibrocystic change is common which is a flare of cysts that are under the skin and are benign. Try an ultrasound of the breast to confirm. Ibuprofen will improve pain and avoid coffee, cokes, chocolate etc. Read more...
Mostly. To answer your question, with a normal stress test, echo and ekg, most of the serious heart issues can be ruled out. However, given your symptoms, other differential diagnosis includes pulmonary embolism, underlying asthma, gerd, fungal pneumonia etc. Would need more history before we can narrow the diagnosis. Read more...
Yes. Your chest pain had a complete, negative (normal) work up. This is quite reassuring. Sometimes it is more important to know that chest pain is not the heart than to know exactly where is it coming from as there are literally hundreds of reason for chest pain and you may not be able to work up all of them. Read more...

Can a EKG and an echo and a nuclear stress test properly diagnose heart problems?

Depends. "Heart problems" can mean different things. EKG and nuclear stress test are used to look for blockages in the vessels in your heart. They can tell you if you've had significant prior heart attacks, if the electrical rhythm is normal, and if the heart works well under stress. The echo is great at making sure all chambers of the heart move and pump well and that all the valves are working properly. Read more...
Heart Tests. EKG is a tracing of the electrical activity of the heart. Echocardiogram is an ultrasound evaluation of the heart and used to evaluate how the heart walls move as well as the valves. Nuclear stress test is used to determine perfusion of the muscles of the heart usually at rest and at stress. So, all three are heart tests. But, not the only tests used to evaluate the heart. . Read more...
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 more...