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Stress echo test was taken for chest pain. Kindly explain.

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Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At May 27, 2019
Reviewed AtJune 15, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

For the past few weeks, my mother aged 65 is experiencing chest pain or slight discomfort only when she walked for a while. We consulted the medicine doctor and he recommended the stress echo test which we got done. The test comes out to be positive but not strongly positive. We need another opinion on the report that comes out.

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If she is having consistent chest pain or heaviness or discomfort on exertion, then it suggests the possibility of blockages. And stress echo additionally supports this possibility. It shows hypokinesia with stress which is suggestive of blockages in heart vessels. So, she should be on medicines like Aspirin, statins like Atorvastatin and nitrates, and these medicines are the most important part of her management. And she should also undergo angiography for confirmation of blockages and further treatment. So she should at least have medicines regularly till angiography is done.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

Some of the blood test reports are attached below. Please refer to those. Secondly, there are three medicines which she has given. They are Nickoran 5 mg, Rozustat Gols 20 and Amtas M 2.5.

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Her reports are fine (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Medicines are also fine and include all the essential components. You should have medicines regularly.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiology

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