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Cardiac stress test for high blood pressure - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
User :   I have been doing an exercise test and my blood pressure hit 204/88 what does this mean?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Have you done the Stress EKG ?
User :   Yes I have just been on a treadmill this morning and have not had the results yet.
Doctor :   oK.
Doctor :   May I ask you a few more questions to help you better ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   May I know your age please ?
User :   38
Doctor :   May I know after how many minutes of Stress test was it 204/88 ?
User :   They did the blood pressure checks every few minutes it only hit that high once while I was on the treadmill.
User :   Then it started to drop
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   Sorry it was that high in a couple of minutes.
Doctor :   OK.
Doctor :   Usually there is a chart where in there is a comparitive study which is done , you have to not cross a maximum of 175 in 5 mins.
Doctor :   At your age of 38.
Doctor :   Can you let me know the exact time of this chartings ?
User :   I was on for 8 minutes I saw them write abnormal ECG while resting. I can't say when the times were exatly but I would say it hit its high within 2 or 3 minutes.
Doctor :   I think they will advise you some medication and advise you some further tests .
Doctor :   May I know your height and weight ?
User :   I am 6 foot 4 and weigh about 19 stones. Is this anythin to worry about
Doctor :   Could you please convert the weight into pounds or kilos ?
User :   120Kg
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Your BMI is a bit on the higher side, you may have to cut down at least 17-19 kgs.
Doctor :   How about your Lipid levels in the blood.
User :   I had a liver function test and they said the enzymes were high but not too bad
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   The most important test would be Lipid profile for your blood cholesterols and an Cardiac Echo to see your heart anatomy and physiology better.
Doctor :   I suppose they would advise you that.
Doctor :   You have to change your diet to complete naturals like fruits , veggies, and juices for a while to get your tests better and to reduce your BMI.
Doctor :   Though there is nothing much yo panic, but you need to improve on your BMI and you will get better in 2-3 months.
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   Do you have any thing else to ask ?
Doctor :   Take acre
Doctor :   bye
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