I've never been on this particular board before and had a question about a "chemically induced stress test" coming up on the 8th. By the way, I had neck & lower back fusions within the past 8 months, the most recent one being neck surgery on March 29th, so that and along with Osteoarthritis in my hips is why I cannot do the walking stress test.
I'm 60 years young, and just a little over weight from all the heavy steroids they gave me recently (about 10 lbs over weight). Anyway, while I was in for this last surgery I ended up in the icu for 4 days because of excessive bleeding (had transfusion) and also had Tachycardia. The Dr. who over saw my care said that when I get out he wanted me to have a stress test, so my primary Dr. set it up at the heart hospital. I know they will answer allot of my questions, when I go, but I read on one of the search engines, that a person can have a heart attack or some other side affects when the test is chemically induced. Do I have anything to worry about, or is that something that will be said to me before the test? I also have been a little short of breath since I had this last surgery, and I can't get enough sleep. Anyone else have this kind of test?