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

Answered by
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
Published on Apr 17, 2019

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.

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiology General Medicine Internal Medicine
#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

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.

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.

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiology General Medicine Internal Medicine
#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

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.

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