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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help u?
User :   what can i expect from the dye stress test
Doctor :   i will hep u in this

User :   is there any sideeffects?? i am a bit nervous about it
Doctor :   can i ask u few questions f?
User :   yes
User :   i have mitral valve prolaspe and i have to have this test done.
Doctor :  
ur age/sex?
User :   36 female
Doctor :  
The amount of radiation in the dye is thought to be safe and not a danger to you or those around you.
Doctor :   are u pregnant?
User :   i understand there is something they give u tomake your heart increase to see how fast it beats , no im not preg.
Doctor :  
then fine no problem
Doctor :  
Pictures will be taken of your heart at least two times: when it's at rest and when it's working its hardest. You'll lie down on a table, and a special camera or scanner that can see the dye in your bloodstream will take pictures of your heart.
User :   i am on medication now (TOPROL)
Doctor :   ok
User :   i understand i need to stop taking this the day before the test and of the day
Doctor :  
why did they order this test to u?

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