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 low resting pulse rate a concerning issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having consistently a very low resting pulse, between 50 and 58 and I do not know if this is a sign of a problem. I do not have any other issues besides nausea sometimes. I am 39 years old and overweight (BMI 32.9). Should I be worried?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This resting pulse is perfectly normal in healthy peoples. This pulse will rise once you exert. Rise in heart rate with exercise and fall during rest is a normal phenomenon that is controlled by our autonomic nervous system. In healthy persons, it even falls in 40s d...  Read Full »

Can MVP be detected through ECG and TMT?

Query: Hi doctor, For two years, I have been suffering from MVP (mitral valve prolapse). Then, I have undergone ECG and TMT, but no MVP detected. But, I was advised to take the tablets given for MVP, which includes Metolac-ER 50 and Dothimax 25. Will these tablets cause any side effects?  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mitral valve prolapse cannot be detected on ECG - electrocardiogram or a TMT - treadmill test unless has very advanced and causing severe problems. It can be picked up by an echocardiogram, which is a heart ultrasound. Now coming back to your medications, Dothimax (...  Read Full »

My doctor suggested 2D echo and TMT after reviewing my son's ECG. Is there any problem?

Query: Hello doctor, My 18-year-old son got an ECG and blood tests last month as a requirement for medical screening. He jogs every night for 30 minutes. He looks healthy. We consulted our cardiologist early this month and he requested for 2D Echo and treadmill stress test. Unfortunately, we were schedul...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Could you upload his ECG (electrocardiogram) if it has been taken and also his echo and treadmill results?  Read Full »

What causes chest pain with normal EKG and blood report?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to the E.R twice in the past two weeks and I went to two different hospitals. I am 20 years old. The first time I went to the ER with chest pain, they did an EKG, x-ray, blood work and put me on the monitor for two hours. Everything came back fine and they sent me home. The doc...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Such chest pains during stress occur because of anxiety only and we label then non-specific cardiac chest pains. But we should always keep in consideration cardiac chest pain and acid reflux. It is important to differentiate between the all. However, the cardiac ches...  Read Full »

Is it a must to repeat angiography after a period of one year?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a chest pain less than a year ago. I went to the emergency department and they did an angiogram and I was told that the arteries are clear. My question is how long before I have another angiogram as I have similar pain again? I am currently taking Lisinopril 10 mg.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to lower risk factors such as blood pressure, diabetes, and blood cholesterol levels. Do regular exercise. If you feel chest pain, have TMT (treadmill test) done. If there are high-risk features in it then do angiography. No need for angiography otherwise.  Read Full »

I get a cramp-like feeling in my chest. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, Since last two to three years I have high blood pressure ranging 145/95 mmHg. This was mainly due to less physical activity and anxiety. I had medicine Telma 40, Telmaxx 25 etc., only one at a time. But, BP and anxiety did not get controlled. Again doctor advised me for Cilacar 5 mg twice...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

Please interpret my blood report.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having mild chest pain over the last three days. I also feel lazy and less energetic for few months. I have done routine checkup. Can you please give suggestion based on the report attached?  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Valecha

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Get ECG (electrocardiogram), 2D echo and TMT test (treadmill test) to rule out any cardiac risk. Your homocysteine levels are little high (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which may be the factor responsible for hypercoagulable state. Repeat homocyste...  Read Full »

Why do I have dull cramping with continuous chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 37 years old and normally take Hydrochlorothiazide for diastolic blood pressure and Zebeta for S node dysfunction. I am also on Metformin. My A1c is 6.1. Two days ago, I started experiencing dull cramping chest pain that was not continuous. I went to the ER and all the tests came bac...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. From the way you are describing, it seems either you had an arrhythmia that time or you had angina pain. Since your blood pressure and heart rate are in normal ranges without medicines, you should avoid any medicines at this time. I would recommen...  Read Full »

What causes chest pain that goes up to the throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I get heavy chest pains and sometimes it is unbearable. It goes up to my throat, upper jaw and sometimes to my back. Should I be worried?  Read Full »


Dr. Yashas Saipangallu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chest pain in your case can be due to either cardiac disease for which I may need more elaborated details from you or it could be due to gastritis. Sometimes, pain from heart referred to left arm, jaw, throat and even some times to back which can be evaluated by,...  Read Full »

I have pain in my right arm. Should I check whether my arteries have clogged?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 43-year-old. I have some not so mild pain in my right arm for the past two days. Since yesterday, I have some pain in my chest, towards the right. It pains when I cough or clear my throat. Pain is not unbearable but not mild also. Two days back, I felt a bit weak in my right arm,...  Read Full »


Dr. Ilir Sharka

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome on icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your medical history and would like to explain that your clinical symptomatology does not seem to be cardiac-related. Pain modulated by coughing or body posture modulation goes in favor of an extra-cardiac cause, most likely a respiratory i...  Read Full »

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