Echocardiogram, cardiac stress test, Coronary CTA, chest X-Ray... Do these tests rule out structural heart disease? What can cause NSVT if all normal?
NSVT. Absent more details in general there is a long differential diagnosis list; so follow up with your test ordering MD or via Health Tap Concierge.
Should everyone have a stress test and how long are test like stress, echocardiograms and angiograms good for? I had this complete work-up in 2008 and the impression was no visible coronary heart disease. Yet said the patient does have diastolic dysfunc
Not everyone needs. Stress test echocardiograms and angiograms give a lot of information but do not predict everybody who goes on to have disease. Not everyone has a gradual reduction in vessel size. Some people will form a clot that can occurr in minutes leading to heart attack. Keep cholesterol's under control, blood pressure monitored, diabetes treated, don't smoke and keep your weight down and should be ok. Read more...
How accurate is a completed cardiac stress test in ruling out heart problems in a person with no personal or family history of heart disease?
Not very... It looks like you are trying to predict a cardiac event in someone with a low probability of cardiac disease (a healthy person) the best example i can use is this. Can an eye exam predict a car crash? In people with normal eyes, probably not. But if the people you are all testing have eye problems, that eye test is much more predictive. If probability of heart disease is low, stress test less help. Read more...
I had a stress test. The doctor said I have coronary heart disease but he wants to do the ink test to be for sure. So do I have the disease?
All blood work normal EKG stress test chest X-ray all normal, but I am taking blood pressure med. If no heart disease am I still at risk for heart att?
Yes, we all are. We are all at risk for heart attacks. The risk factors addressed in the website given below affect the chances of disease, but lack of all of these risk factors does not reduce the likelihood of heart attack to zero. Maintaining a healthy life style reduces the risk. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-attack/basics/risk-factors/con-20019520. Read more...