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Query regarding tests for heart disorder - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   I have a query regarding Heart
Doctor :   Go ahead.....................
User :   is there any way in which we can do a test and check if we are having blockages
Doctor :Yes
Doctor :   Stress test is non invasive test
Doctor :   Angiogram-heart catheterization is an invasive tets
User :   just by doing stress test we can test if there are blockages
Doctor :   Treadmilltest(TMT) is the initial test to be done.
User :   is there any freq after a certain age in which we should do this?
User :   non invasive means?
Doctor :   currenly it is not a screening test at any age
User :   my age is 37
User :   and many times I think some test should be done to have a check on my heart
Doctor :   non invasive means they will put catheter untill the heart and inject dye a
Doctor :   No age 37 or 90 is not the criteria for having TMT
User :   ok
Doctor :   It is done when u have chest pain
Doctor :   These tests creates unnecessary fears if done for no reason
User :   ok
Doctor :   Some times people can not come out of that fears
Doctor :   They always think they have heart disease
User :   understood
User :   ok
Doctor :   So I do not recommend unless u have chest pain
User :   ok
User :   are there any symptoms which will indicate i have blockages
Doctor :   chest pain
User :   ok
User :   actually I am hearing many cases around me of ByPassSurgery being done
User :   so just thought to check
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Good thought
User :   :)
Doctor :   But now you have cleared your thoughts
User :   yes...
User :   it was nice talking to you
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Bye
User :   Bye
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