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Can chemical stress tests prevent heart rate from increasing?

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Posted on Thu, 26 Apr 2018 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: When I have a stress test done they administer a chemical test rather that a treadmill test.I have joined a gym that has a program that registers your target heart rate by use of a monitor.During my first workout I was unable to reach my target rate.Could the reasons behind the chemical test have anything to me being unable to get my heart rate up?
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

I understand your concern and would explain that the reason that you were not able to reach your target rate, could be your current therapy.

Many drugs, like beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, can lead to such clinical scenario.

For this reason, I would like to know your actual therapy in order give a more professional opinion on your situation.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
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