Re: stress test for angina?
Hi Elphers, You should talk to your doctor. If you had a stress test 1-2 years ago that should show something. Stress tests are not just pass or fail - they usually show whether you are "marginal" or not, and I expect that if your discomfort is angina the stress test would show an indication. You can ask for the detailed cardio's report - I always do in any test. Even an ECG should show something (called ST segment depression) relevent to your condition. (For me the cardio said "I won't waste time on a stress test - we'll go straight to an angiogram". He did that based on my description of the chest discomfort, and my "marginal" stress test 2 years ago.)
If it's not exertion-related it may not be angina - this is why you need a proper checkout. The cardios can look at your physical conditon, smoking, age, medication and symptoms, and get a pretty good idea of what's going on. After all they see hundreds of patients.
You need a proper checkout to stop the worry. The stress test is routine.
Good luck with it, Beefy.