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I had a chemical stress test this afternoon. My heart is racing still and I am very flushed. Is that normal?

Not usually. Chemical stress tests w Dobutamine can cause heart racing but the Dobutamine typically wears off quickly. Lexiscan or Adenosine usually slow the heart rate. Let your doctor know. Rarely an arrhythmia like atrial fibrillation can occur w a chemical stress test and persist after, w fast heart rate (irregular ) and possibly flushing. Read more...

I had a two day chemical stress test for my heart. Today I have a generalized soreness around my heart. My vital signs are good. Is this normal?

It's normal. to be "concentrating" on your heart more after such testing!! The test itself did not hurt you since you were monitored before during and after the actual testing! Hope this is helpful Dr Z. Read more...

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...

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...

Exercise stress test and an echo both needed to exclude heart problem at 60?

Both are good. First talk with your pcp and decide if you have risk factors or family hx that make this more likely. If so, he/she may think it is reasonable. Read more...

Is doing the stress test the best way to find an arterial blockage in the heart?

Sometimes. The appropriate test is influenced by the patient's prior cardiac history and procedures, sex of the patient, the presence of abnormalities in the patient's baseline ekg and the ability of the patient to excersize. Read more...