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Got a stress test tomorrow. What's the deal? How long, what's gonna happen?
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You'll be fine and if not they pull you out right there and send you to the hospital!!

My advice is.... Unless you are a runner just walk as long as possible on treadmill. Don't run. Speed walk for as long as you possibly can. Then finally raise your knees at last possible moment.
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Assume you mean cardiac? Two types; chemical and tread mill. With the chemical, they inject you with a couple of radioactive isotopes. Then you wait for a while, Then they hook up the monitors and inject a med that makes your heart race - just like a 5 minute sprint. Your breathing rate increases just as if you were running - except your sitting on a bed. That part of the test takes about 5 minutes. Then, after an hour or two wait they'll take 2 series of scans; spaced by two hours or so. After the second scan, they'll let you go if nothing shows up.

In the treadmill test, it's basically the same except you run or walk on the treadmill to get your heart rate up.

I just had a chemical and have had several of the treadmill in the past.
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Need more details, plain 'ol regular treadmill stress test, nuclear treadmill test, stress echo or persantine stress test?
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They make you sit in an elevator for 20 minutes with someone on their cell phone.
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Either you'll die or you'll be fine. 50/50
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They lock you in a very small room with your ex for 24 hours.........
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Married ? Seriously get the he'll away from her ,watch yer blood pressure go down. Just kin kidn . Good luck.
. All the best.
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I wonder how definitive they are. Like others, I've done various versions except the chemical one. That was an option but I'd rather actually do the physical work so I know how I feel when I'm hitting the thresholds that they are measuring. I ask a LOT of questions during and after and it was quite informative. When I did the echo nuc versions seemed like the techs liked showing off how much they knew about the analysis because they were very forward in answering all my questions ("what's that?", "what's this?", "why do you do that?", "what if...?")

The real nice thing is that if something does happen, you're right there with the medical help. Supposedly that only happens in a very minor number of cases (~5%) but good to know professionals are near and ready to respond.
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I've had a few daily for years, side effects, loss of hair.
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Expect 4-5 hrs. if nothing goes wrong with any of the scheduled patients.

1. Show up, get IV started then injected with a radioactive isotope.
2. Wait aprrox 45 min and get scanned in Nuclear Medicine.
3. Go to stress lab and wait to be stressed. either mechanical or chemical. Mechanical is the better test.
4. Recover from exercise then go eat or wait about 30 min more. Get scanned in Nuc Med again .

5 End of test. If Doc sees something bad he will send you for angio or cath immediately, if not you wait a couple of days for the report on imaging.
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The problem with the physical stress test is if you exercise on a regular basis you have to really push it for a good while before your heart rate hits the target.
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Originally Posted by Joe View Post
They make you sit in an elevator for 20 minutes with someone on their cell phone.
It's a fat woman, holding the phone in her long fingernails, level in front of her face, and the phone is on speaker.....
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Originally Posted by tdk72 View Post
Got a stress test tomorrow. What's the deal? How long, what's gonna happen?
Depends on the number of CPUs, GHz per CPU, cores, ram, and SAN.

Post sar numbers when done.

If that fails, post pics of wife.
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It's a fat woman, holding the phone in her long fingernails, level in front of her face, and the phone is on speaker.....
If so just slap the back of her hand holding the phone to her face, and say you saw a spider
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My Foreman went for a stress test. He was feeling fine. Had a heart attack in the middle of the test. 911’d to the hospital. 3 stents, then a stroke, then 2 weeks in hospital, then we said goodby.

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Go through one every 5-6 years. You want a big strong nurse close to you. They have you run on a thread mill till you heart rate goes way up, they Che k the flow through your hart and valves. Good to have know and know your % blockage. They take you close to a heart attack which is why you want the big strong nurse nearby. Lol
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Originally Posted by km1125 View Post
I wonder how definitive they are. Like others, I've done various versions except the chemical one. That was an option but I'd rather actually do the physical work so I know how I feel when I'm hitting the thresholds that they are measuring. I ask a LOT of questions during and after and it was quite informative. When I did the echo nuc versions seemed like the techs liked showing off how much they knew about the analysis because they were very forward in answering all my questions ("what's that?", "what's this?", "why do you do that?", "what if...?")

The real nice thing is that if something does happen, you're right there with the medical help. Supposedly that only happens in a very minor number of cases (~5%) but good to know professionals are near and ready to respond.
they have a 10% false readying, I asked my cardiologist why do it then, and his answer was "because that's the best we got"
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Originally Posted by fireisland1 View Post
My Foreman went for a stress test. He was feeling fine. Had a heart attack in the middle of the test. 911’d to the hospital. 3 stents, then a stroke, then 2 weeks in hospital, then we said goodby.

Holy crap.. That sucks. Sorry for your loss.

Had a neighbor go in for a routine CT Scan. Had allergic reaction. Lost her airway and died at the imaging center.
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Originally Posted by fireisland1 View Post
My Foreman went for a stress test. He was feeling fine. Had a heart attack in the middle of the test. 911’d to the hospital. 3 stents, then a stroke, then 2 weeks in hospital, then we said goodby.

well thanks for easing my mind!

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