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I flunked stress test and had cardinal catch

I am 58 male. I flunked stress test and had cardinal catch which showed no problem. What s up with stress test ? My heart rate climbs to 150 pretty fast (10 minutes) on stair stepper. After exercise It will drop down to normal pretty fast too. Cardiologist (sp?) does not know why, since cardinal catch showed normal/strong heart. Any ideas ? I am 58 YO male and not overweight (much). My blood pressure is good. 120/65 and ldl is 43 total cholesterol is 120.
Thu, 10 Dec 2009
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that the heart rate goes up fast exercise then at rest comes back quickly to normal is ok. the important thing to look for (after you said the coronaries were ok) is systolic dysfunction, that can be cleared by doing an exercise echocardiogram. of course age has something to do with it too.
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