Do I take blood pressure pills before a nuclear stress test?

Yes. It is important to continue your medication since cessation of your medication may result in an increase in your blood pressure or increase your blood pressure abnormally if the test is done in conjunction with exercise.

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I had a normal stress test and other tests. Is there a need for a nuclear stress test at my age? I am 28 with no fam history. Still have chest pressure

You are good. no stress test is enough the nuclear on is done only on patient that could not do the regular stress test so you are OK from cardiac point of view other reason for chest pressure are stress and anxiety make sure you minimize that even if you have to take medicine for it spasm in esophagus and reflux can cause chest pressure medication can help watch your diet and follow with your physician. Read more...
No. Do you smoke? Do you have hypercholesterolemia or insulin resistance? Are you obese? Are you anxious? If yes then I will suggest you adopt a healthy life styles. If No then stop thinking that all chest pressure are coming from heart. Remember other organs in that area such as muscle, ribs, cartilage, membranes etc which could be the source of symptom. For you no indication of nuclear stress test. Read more...

Heart palpitation while urinating and looking down. Electrocardiogram, blood tests, nuclear stress test, EKG all normal. 36yrs old male, 156lbs.

Spinal cord injury? Have you ever had any trauma to your spinal cord or back? Are you ever having back pain? One possibility could be autonomic dysreflexia. Having said that, this is a problem that is more common than one would thing. As an example, I am copying a link from a forum below. http://www.medhelp.org/tags/show/115006/heart-racing-while-urinating. Read more...

Having a nuclear stress test Tuesday. Dr told me not to take my metoprolol for 48 hrs prior. What will the test consist of, what to expect?

MIBI Scan. A nuclear stress test typically invovles the injeciton of a pharamacologic agent to increase the heart rate or drop the blood pressure followed with imaging of the heart. The reason you are asked to stop your metoprolol is that this medication prevents you heart rate from increasing and may mask the results of the stress test. Read more...