Treadmill Test

Treadmill test is otherwise known as stress test, exercise electrocardiogram, or stress EKG. It a diagnostic test used to determine the risk of you having heart disease. Your heart rate, rhythm, and blood pressure are monitored while running on a treadmill.

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Is the QRS contour abnormality normal for a patient with severe diabetes and hypertension?

Query: Hi doctor, My father experienced chest pain and back pain two days ago. He is 74 years old and diabetic. His BP was 130/84 mmHg and he takes medicine for high BP. His pulse rate was 95. His fasting sugar reading is 126 and PP is 154 with medication. We went for an ECG and something written on the gr...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your doctor has done the right thing. All those abnormalities mentioned by the ECG machine including the so called inferior infarct are a consequence of hypertension (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The final call on the ECG has to be taken by the treat...  Read Full »

My echo results show MVP and mild MR. I am worried about this. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have done my ECG, echo, TMT, and all blood tests are normal. Echo showing MVP with mild MR. I am worried about this I feel anxious and tired. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your echo report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) says moderate MVP (mitral valve prolapse), NO MR (mitral regurgitation) (there is no MR, but you wrote in your question mild MR). Anyways MVP is by birth, and we can just follow up with an echo yearl...  Read Full »

I recently felt a chest heaviness and a pinching pain. How frequently should I get the treadmill test done?

Query: Hello doctor, I run about five kilometers every alternate day. I recently felt a chest heaviness and a pinching pain. So, I went in for a TMT test. I want to know the frequency at which such tests are to be done. I am attaching the results of my tests.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your health query and can understand that you are worried about your heart. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). On review of your TMT (treadmill test), I see no issues with your heart. There are no cha...  Read Full »

My resting heart rate is increased. Am I at the risk for a heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old male, who is fit and active. I do not drink alcohol or take illegal drugs. I smoke about 15 cigarettes a day and drink some coffee and tea, about two or three cups a day. I do not like energy drinks, so I never take them. I am not on any medication. About three we...  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your main concern seems to be an increase in resting heart rate and the presence of heart murmurs. Tea, tobacco, and caffeine together increase the heart rate. The fact that your father suffered a heart attack seems to be troubling your mind, causing persistent str...  Read Full »

Are the tightness in my chest and labored breathing due to walking?

Query: Hello doctor, Five years ago, I quit smoking. I am a 34 year old male, who weighs 220 lbs. I had health anxiety and had asthma tests, ECG, EKG, and chest x-rays done. I drank fairly often for four years. The last three months, the frequency picked up, and I was getting really drunk. Over the four ye...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Does this occurs only on exercise and relieves with rest? Do you still smoke? Do you have any other symptoms of gastritis and reflux like nausea, abdominal pain, chest burning, etc.? This can occur just due to heavy unaccustomed exertion or even smoking. But...  Read Full »

I have pain on right side of chest 15 years after a heart attack. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a massive heart attack 15 years ago. I am 54 years old now with a height of 173 cm and weight 64 kg. Within two weeks, angioplasty was done for me in LAD (left anterior descending) coronary artery. After four years, I had undergone bypass surgery for four vessels. Every year, du...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read through your entire case history. You are lucky that you have a good cardiac output. Your EF (ejection fraction) is all right and as per your stress test, there is nothing going in opposite and your heart is still doing well. Frankly speaking, heaviness on the ...  Read Full »

Can an ECG detect my abnormal heart rhythm?

Query: Hello doctor, I am diabetic and hypertensive for the past 15 years. I took an ECG before six years. My BP was 140/90 mmHg, and I was prescribed tablet Telma 40 mg. After taking it, my BP came back to normal, and it was around 110/70 mmHg. I stopped the medications for three years, and my BP was s...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any symptoms like chest pain, heaviness, or breathlessness on exertion? Do you have any previous ECG (electrocardiogram) for comparison? In medical terms, your illness is called sinus rhythm. Your ECG report states left axis deviation, Left atrial...  Read Full »

I have pain in my upper left back region, and my ECG was abnormal. What does this mean?

Query: Hi doctor,I have pain in my upper left back region. My ECG was abnormal, but my echo was normal. My BP is 130/80 mmHg, random blood sugar is 184, total cholesterol is 124, and triglyceride is 463. I have panic disorder, and I am taking regular medicine.  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms are suggestive of acute gastritis, which might be present as similar complaints as you mentioned. But to rule out heart conditions like angina, as ECG shows abnormal changes, kindly upload your reports to have proper information. I suggest you try taking tab...  Read Full »

Is it dangerous to have low HDL and LDL cholesterol and increased weight?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 6 feet tall male, who is 31 years old, and I weigh 88 kg. I recently got a lipid profile done, and the report showed my HDL to be 23 mg/dL and LDL to be 80 mg/dL. I feel a slight left-sided chest pain sometimes. I gained 20 kg in the last two years. I do not drink or smoke. What sho...  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your lipid profile is good, except your HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) are low. Low LDL is good, so do not worry. As you gained 20 kg in the last two years and for mild chest pains, I suggest you get the following tests done: Free T4, T3...  Read Full »

On considering my cardiac health, is it good to operate gallbladder stones?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60 year old female, who weighs 78 kg. I have multiple stones in the gallbladder. And my vomits are greenish or yellowish in color. Once, I threw up brownish vomit, which my doctor said is blood, due to repeated vomiting. The gastric pipe gets torn and abraded a little, and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The short answer, in my opinion, is yes, let them operate for gallbladder stones. Here is why. The surgeon's job was to see that the patient will be safe, so he asked for a cardiac assessment. Here dobutamine stress echocardiogram (DSE) was requested most likely as it mu...  Read Full »

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