Stress Ecg

A stress ECG (echocardiogram) is the test that shows how well your heart works under stress or physical activity. This test is done to diagnose coronary artery disease, heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias), and other cardiovascular diseases. Your doctor might also use this test report to evaluate how well the treatment for a heart condition is working.

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Is high BP the cause of my head spinning?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 25 year old male, who weighs 245 lbs and 6 feet tall. I work at a prison, which is a state job. A month ago, I looked up casually after walking away from some of my coworkers to some other ones and everything was spinning, and I could not walk straight. They had to walk me down to t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Likelihood of finding anything on stress test is less. I think all your problems is due to high blood pressure. So, the priority is to control your blood pressure and weight. I suggest you lose some weight. You being a young hypertensive patient, you will first need e...  Read Full »

Why am I having LVEDP of 4 mmHg in diastolic dysfunction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 57 year old male, and I had episodes of shortness of breath and tachycardia, six months back. I take high doses of Statin and ACE inhibitors from ten years, and my lipid profile is excellent. EKG showed slight ST depression, an echocardiogram showed WMA (wall motion abnormalit...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for providing a detailed explanation. In my practice, normal LVEDP (left ventricular end-diastolic pressure) is considered between 4 to 12 mmHg. I would love to know when you last went for any of these tests, that is EKG (electrocardiography), echocard...  Read Full »

After a severe attack of vertigo, my EKG is abnormal. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50 year old male, who weighs 240 lbs. Two weeks back, I had dizziness following an attack of severe vertigo that made me fall to the ground. My psychiatrist sent me for an EKG, I went to the cardiologist to review the reports, and he said that the EKG was abnormal. My psychiat...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have you informed your psychiatrist about vertigo? Because vertigo could be caused by some of the drugs you are using, like Depakote (Divalproex sodium) and Risperdal (Risperidone). So, you could be having the dizziness due to the side effects of the medication. ...  Read Full »

Can a patient get a heart attack in the middle of a stress test?

Query: Hi doctor, I am worried about my grandmother. She is 80 years old. She has done some stress tests eight years back. Two years back, she got chest pain and heart attack while doing stress tests. Now, she is advised to do stress tests again. Her blood pressure remains fluctuating. She is weak and p...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. She is an aged person. She has placed three stents with CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting). She has done stress tests in the past which were not completed due to chest pain and heart attack. I do not prefer doing exercise stress tests ...  Read Full »

I have attached my ECG report. Does it indicate any serious problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from anxiety. I am a 30 year old male. Kindly review my ECG reports and suggest whether they are normal or not.  Read Full »


Dr. Pramod Bhanudas Narkhede

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ECG is an old one and having some changes (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is increased rate in leads 2, 3, AVF, V5, V6, ST segment sagging and T inversions. You should get a fresh ECG and a repeat echo and stress test. If these stay within no...  Read Full »

Can thyroid problems cause fluctuation in heart rate and blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a highly varying HR (63 to 128 at rest) and BP (109/78 mmHg to 154/104 mmHg at rest) for around three days. I consulted my doctor on the third day and started taking Propranolol 20 mg thrice daily for seven days and twice a day after seven days. Yesterday night onwards, I was havin...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As seen in your brief history, there are some fluctuations in your blood pressure as well as heart rate. I would advise you to get an ECG done as soon as possible as we have to see what sort of heart rhythm are you on. The doctor who has suggested you Propranolol...  Read Full »

Can anxiety cause breathlessness?

Query: Hello doctor, Three years ago, on Christmas Eve, I was traveling to my sister's home about 45 minutes from my home. My grandmother gave me a peppermint and as I swallowed it felt as if a piece got stuck in my throat. I got a strong sensation that I could not breathe. When I reached my sister's home,...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have the following recommendations to you. If you really want to help yourself, then start immediately. Quit smoking immediately. Follow a healthy diet and start losing weight. Initially, start with a 10 minute physical exercise and increase it gradually. By that,...  Read Full »

How to detect whether my bout of dizziness related to heart problem or not?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been getting bouts of dizziness on and off for the last one and a half years. It comes while at rest and out of the blue over this period. I have had done treadmill tests, echo, stress echo tests (twice), 24-hour tapes, 36-hour tapes, plac2 test, thyroid test, cholesterol test...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand exactly what you are going through at the moment. Please do not worry you will be fine. 1. This dizziness is most likely not heart related. 2. Heart related dizziness is just like other forms of dizziness and often is caused by reduced red blood cel...  Read Full »

What is the relevant test for left bundle branch block?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with a left branch bundle block a few years back. I have been under the care of a cardiologist to make sure my heart is fine since then. I have done stress echos yearly or every two years since and have been told my heart is otherwise fine. I just had to switch the oth...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com Treadmill test is not very informative in case of lbbb patient, however, stress echo either exercise or nuclear is valid. Stress thallium is the best test to be done in you. I guess you did not have any symptoms like chest pain or heaviness during stress test and if s...  Read Full »

I feel strong heartbeat inspite of BP and ECG being normal. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 46 years old, on no medication apart from Zinc daily that seems to help with my low testosterone. BP averages about 110/63 mmHg, resting pulse between 58 and 65 bpm. My height is 5' 10" and weigh about 75 kg. About five years ago, I noticed odd heart rhythms after playing two hou...  Read Full »


Dr. Salam Salloum

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that all the tests you had are reassuring. What you are describing seems to me as ectopics and a small dose of beta blockers could help. But if the resting heart rate is less then 65 bpm then better to avoid them. In this case, if the ectopics burden is very h...  Read Full »

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