Stress test

What is Stress test?

This is a test used to check for heart disease. This test calculates how long your heart can sustain stress before it develops an abnormal rhythm or develops ischemia that is less blood flow to the heart.

Questions and answers on "Stress test"

I have a treadmill stress test tomorrow. I am not supposed to take my beta blocker blood pressure medicine for 24 hours before, but can I take my clonzapam to lower anxiety and blood pressure without adversely effecting the stress test results?

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Brief Answer:
please see below.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir
Clonazepam is not prohibited before stress testing. This does not effect stress test adversly. However you need to take a prescription of this drug from your local physician. This drug should not be taken without prescription. Internet...

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i was operated for carb with four blocks.after one year of bypass surgery my symtoms seems to be the same. i also suffer costoconditis.sisa am diebetic hypertension as well. i am 67 yrs old and my phisical movements restricted due to old age and weekness. i was advised to do stress test , the stress test results showed positive an performance after five minutes stopped, due to pain in my chest . the doctor prescribed rancad, angispan and lvabradie 5 mg. my costoconditis pain is persistent and my presure is fluctioting. for my hypertension i was taking losar and now stiched on to losar h.

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Hi,
Thanks for writing in.
I am a qualified and certified cardiologist. I read your question with diligence.
A treadmill test stopped because of chest pain in hypertensive and diabetic 67 year old person is not normal. In my considered opinion you ought to undergo coronary angiography for...

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hi i had 1 stent then another because the first was blocking up for angina pain 2 years ago i have started with chest burni g a nd pain in my arm a nd neck had a gastroscopy everythi g fine had a stress test witch is posotive cardiologist says thers nothi g wrong with my hart please could u tel me if its acid or not thank you

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Welcome to HCM,
You have significant coronary artery disease,I presume because you have undergone angioplasty with stent placement if it restored blood flow then you should not have any pain angina.
Your pain and burning could be due to acid re-flux or it may be due to angina.
You have said...

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I am going for a Cardio Angio as stress test was positive. I am diabetic and recently being treated for BP. Doctor has asked me to have light breakfast and stop diabetic medicines.Can you please explain why. Thanks. Ashok Kumar

doctor1 MD

Hello,
A cardio Angiography requires a dye or a contrast medium to be injected .
Contrast medium can be damaging to the kidneys. Usually, this damage is temporary and corrects itself quickly. However, because the kidneys remove metformin, contrast medium can greatly increase the level of...

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Hello, I am scheduled to have a stress test next week. I have COPD and I have difficulty catching my breath even with minimal exercise. I am having stress just thinking about this. My father had the nuclear test where something was injected and said it was horrible the way his heart pounded and wouldn't stop until the medicine was out of his system...he thought he would have a heart attack. I have panic attacks as well and this has me extremely worried...should I forgo the test or is there another option?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Other options are stress echo and CT angiography

Detailed Answer:
Dear Mrs,

There are different stress tests. In your case pharmacological echo stress test with dobutamine could be the best option. In case of nuclear stress test you shouldn't worry so much as majority of patients...

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I had a chemical stress test and went to visit the Cardiologist. He said that it was obvious that I have had a heart attack in the past. He said that 22% of my heart was not working. It is on the left side. What does that mean? the treatment? I am to have a Cardio XXXXXXX but was not told to limit my activities. Should I?
Would the fact that they did not have me remove my bra for the stress test have anything to do with these results?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Dobutamine stress test

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

Dobutamine stress test is the chemical test used to know the functioning of the heart. It is usually done in individuals who do not take the treadmill test.
It does not require removal of the bra if they have...

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I'm female, 70 and have heart issues. I'm under the care of a cardiolgist for many years. I have been ordered to have yet another stress test. I have a pacer so I don't do the treadmill but the chemical one which I hate. Every test comes back negative and I've been told that for women stress test are a waste of time because they always come back negative. Should I or not?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
you need to do stress test

Detailed Answer:
HI dear,

Thank you for your Query.

As you are having heart issues and your all tests comes negative so chances of result of stress test might be negative .

As you are having pacemaker so treadmill is not advisable.
Chemical test which you...

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affects of nicotine on nuclear stress test

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Doesn't help....

Detailed Answer:
It's actually quite complex since the acetylcholine that nicotine mimics controls/changes/modulates just about every physiological process.
It causes vasoconstriction and raises blood pressure which causes increased acute strain on the heart and...

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I just had a heart CT scan - my calcium score was 2807, extremely high - I feel like I'm a ticking time bomb, but my dr. says I'm not. I'm scheduled for a stress test next week, and meeting with a cardiologist 5 weeks from now. Really anxious - should I be, or am I overreacting?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Your anxiety is justified and you require detailed cardiology consultation

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing in.

Your calcium score is high and the anxiety is justified. You are not overreacting and require detailed cardiology consultation. Please get your stress test done and...

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I went to a cardiologist recently who told me I have a blockage in my heart and I need a pre-cardiac catheterization and put me on a nitrate and a list of other meds, and his only real evidence was that I had chest pains when I took benazepril, which I stopped taking weeks ago. I had a stress test today which he stopped after 2 minutes (my heart rate went only from 112 to 120) and he said he was sure I had a significant blockage. I have had no chest pains except on the days I took that ace inhibitor, and have had none since. Should I go along with this? (I am 63, but in good health.) I don't want to have an unnecessary procedure, and I would have to sacrifice a lot to do it.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
In case of positive stress test heart catheterization is indicated

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir,

You have high cardiovascular risk and if you have positive stress test then coronarography (Heart catheterization) is indicated. If you can attach stress test results I may review it to see...

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