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TREADMILL AND ECHO - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you?
User :   tommorow i am going for echo and stress test what shall i expect
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   can i have few more details from your side
User :   like?
Doctor :   why was you advised to undergo echo and stress tests
User :   you have my records will you go through it?
Doctor :   ok
User :   now other than hypoglycemia every thing like insulinoma and other ailments have been ruled out this is to determine if something goes wrong in my heart
Doctor :   As per the ECG report previously mentioned it is within the normal limits.

User :   i had an ecg which says that i have sinus arrhthymias what is it
Doctor :   sinus arrhthymia variation in the heart rate during normal process of breathing

User :   is it normal
Doctor :   it is normal and happens with every body

User :   then is there anything that could be found in tommorows test
Doctor :   stress test

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it i a method to put stress on the heart and detect how the heart responds to the stress
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normally our heart rate varies from 60 to 100 beats per minute in resting condition
Doctor :  
if we run for a while than our heart rate will increase more than 100 beats per minute. run is the stress here
Doctor :   also we get to know the status of blood supply to the heart in the event of a stress

Doctor :   in this test you are made to walk on the treadmill with continous ECG monitoring

Doctor :  
the stress is walking here
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and the heart response is monitered in the form of ECG
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what can be wxpected in the test?
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i mean expected in the test
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the rate of the heart
User :   i have been prescribed propanolol 10 mg in the morning shall i take the medicine before going for the test my heart rate as per ecg is 61bpm
Doctor :   yes you can take

Doctor :   bring this to the notice of the cardiologist
User :   i have an appointment in fortis healthcare hospital navi mumbai is it a good hospital
Doctor :   it is a very good hospital
User :   dr rane is going to conduct the test any idea about him?
Doctor :   he is a very good heart doctor, apart from this i dont know much about him personally as we are located in bangalore

User :   yes i understand what about eating before the test?
Doctor :   you can have your food no restrictions in that

User :   okay thanks i'll fill the form bye
Doctor :  
thank you
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you can get back to us after the report has come
User :   yeah i'll do that
Doctor :  
we shall have further discussion
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i hope every thing will come normal
User :   thanks
Doctor :   bye for now
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