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Old 08-09-2008, 11:05 AM   #1
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what does a failed stress test indicates

what does a failed stress test indicates

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Old 08-10-2008, 02:08 PM   #2
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Re: what does a failed stress test indicates

It could indicate a lot of things...first, we'd need to know whether it was a regular stress test, or a nuclear stress test.

I failed my first nuclear stress test because I had a 99% blockage in a coronary artery and had to have a stent placed.

I failed a subsequent one about a year later because my breasts caused a shadow on the film.

Stress tests, both nuclear and "regular," can have both false positives and false negatives.

I would assume your doctor will be telling you pretty quickly what he/she thinks it means and what he/she recommends next. If not, I'd be on the phone insisting they tell me.

Old 08-10-2008, 03:28 PM   #3
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Re: what does a failed stress test indicates

It can mean anything.
I failed mine because my blood pressure went beyond what is good for someone at my age. I had a catheter test done because I failed the treadmill stress test. My arteries were clear. But the chest pain continues and I'm still
undergoing tests to see what is happening.
My doctor thinks I may have microvascular disease?

Talk to you doctor asap and see what went wrong.

Old 08-19-2008, 07:39 PM   #4
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Re: what does a failed stress test indicates

I failed my stress test because of heart failure. Blood flooded into my heart but it did not pump hard enough to pump it out. My ventricles were not pumping in synch so I have an ICD/pacemaker implant now. Hopefully you'll know soon what it means. Don't be afraid to lean on the doctor - it's your heart!

Old 08-21-2008, 07:48 PM   #5
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Re: what does a failed stress test indicates

It can indicate blockages in arteries. In my case, it was because my blood pressure went too high and my heart started beating irregularly.

Old 08-22-2008, 02:33 AM   #6
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Re: what does a failed stress test indicates

I failed my stress test because the dr saw the ecg turn up with something abnormal. He wanted to terminate the test immediately.

My cardio said it was an attenuation artefact. Few weeks after that I got a heart attack but the enzymes didn't elevate. After few months my echo showed MI and now my left side of the heart didn't want to move....... I didn't have any artery blockage.

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