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I have 25% heart function, an aorta valve that is not working properly and clogged arteries. Is it safe to take a stress test ?

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Dr. Ralf Lukner
Internal Medicine

In brief: Ask your heart doc

This is a question for your cardiologist.
If your cardiologist says it's safe for you, and you don't believe him or her, get a different cardiologist who you do trust. There are different types of stress tests, each with its own indications and situations in which it is not generally considered safe. For example, worsening chest pain, heart block, and severe Asthma are possible concerns.

In brief: Ask your heart doc

This is a question for your cardiologist.
If your cardiologist says it's safe for you, and you don't believe him or her, get a different cardiologist who you do trust. There are different types of stress tests, each with its own indications and situations in which it is not generally considered safe. For example, worsening chest pain, heart block, and severe Asthma are possible concerns.
Dr. Ralf Lukner
Dr. Ralf Lukner
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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Need further info.

Stress tests are done under the close watch of a Cardiologist.
It's a PROVOCATIVE test- trying to elicit symptoms or other info that changes treatment. An ejection fraction ("heart function") of 25% & clogged arteries aren't absolute contraindications. If the type & severity of the aortic valve problem is such (stenosis with a valve area <1 cm^2), or lacking intent to change meds, we may not advis

In brief: Need further info.

Stress tests are done under the close watch of a Cardiologist.
It's a PROVOCATIVE test- trying to elicit symptoms or other info that changes treatment. An ejection fraction ("heart function") of 25% & clogged arteries aren't absolute contraindications. If the type & severity of the aortic valve problem is such (stenosis with a valve area <1 cm^2), or lacking intent to change meds, we may not advis
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
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