What is a stress echo?

Ultrasound. This is an ultrasound examination that evaluates heart motion and heart valve motion during rest and exercise. It is one of several ways to evaluate the condition of the heart.

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Am having difficulty sleeping & have strained breathing&burping. What shud be done stress echo or normal echo. While walking have no probs of breathing.

Gerd? sleep apnea? The fact that your shortness of breath does not get worse with walking or exercise would go against an ischemic or lack of blood flow scenario for which stress echo is necessary. In addition a regular echo might not be the next dx choice either. If this happens more during night I would consider possible gerd, aka reflux, and trying sleeping with 2 oil lows or take an anti acid Li protonix (pantoprazole) befor. Read more...

My echocardiogram and my ECG were normal, so what are the chances of my Stress ECHO being normal If I did the test? High right?

Likely normal. It's likely to be normal but not for the reasons you list. Because you're 24, the incidence of coronary disease is very low, so your test will probably be normal. However it's entirely possible to have a nl resting echo and nl EKG and an abnormal stress echo which is specifically looking for evidence of inadequate circulation. The resting tests are relatively insensitive to that. Read more...

36f w/ palpitations/dizziness/fatigue before having bm. What could be the cause? Ekg, stress echo normal except pfo. No meds or other sign. Pmhx.

Vagal. Youth be stimulating your vagus nerve. The result is usually a slow heart rate and lowering of the blood pressure. To make the diagnosis you may need to wear an event monitor or have a tilt table test. If this happens frequently the answer may be more fiber or a stool softener. Read more...
Autonomic system. Abnormal activity of the autonomic nervous system can cause dizziness, palpitaitons, chronic fatigue. It typically is not a priamry heart proble. Another association can be pots. (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome). Discuss with your doctor about diet/exercise/medications that can help. Read more...