Second stress test took shorter time. Normal??

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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 3/10/2010 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a 33 year old Diabetic (Diagnosed 2 years ago)
9 months ago I did a stress test. I was very breathless after the test but i did finish.
The goal was to get my heart rate up to 187 in which i did in a little over 12 minutes.
The results of my stress test was inconclusive so the doctor ordered a Cardiolite stress test.
I finally got to do my Cardiolite stress test last week. (9 months later)
I am still waiting for the results.
Again i finished the thread mill test and got my heart rate up to 187.
This time i found the stress test much physically easier. Probably because i have been doing much more exercise in the last year!
However, this time i got my heart rate to 187 a little over a minute sooner.
Does this indicate a potential problem because it didn't take me as long to get HR to 187.
Or is a minute or so in the difference no big deal.


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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 3/12/2010 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning,

I would not be concerned about the 1 minute difference. If you had not past the test your cardiologist would have intervened and talked with you re the one minute difference.

I hope you get the results of your Cardiolite stress test soon and do keep us posted.

Gentle Hugs,

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