Myoview Stress test

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lisa46224
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   Posted 12/30/2012 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
In 10 days I am scheduled for a Myoview Stress test. I won't be doing the treadmill but will have a chemical injected to sort of simulate exercise. I am very scared. I read that it is possible to have a heart attack during this test and even possible for another 48 hours afterwards.. I am scared out of my mind! Can you tell me about this test? I have done a lot of research on the Internet, some stories were encouraging some were horrifying!

stkitt
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   Posted 12/30/2012 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
lisa,
 
Hello and welcome to HealingWell.  Big breath and trust you will be OK.  We have done many of these tests at our hospital and I do not know personally of anyone that had a major heart attack during or after but like all tests and procedures there are risks.  Sometimes we need to take the risks to prevent a major health event from occuring.
 
If your are having health problems with symptoms that seem to be heart related your doctor may order a Myoview Stress Test also known as an Isotope Stress Test or a Myoview Heart Scan.  The purpose of this test is to see if enough blood is being supplied to your heart when it must work harder. The results will help your doctor to be able to determine if there is a blockage or other problem preventing sufficient blood flow causing you symptoms.

 

I am going to suggest that you stop reading Dr. Google as I have noted that most of what you find online is the scary stuff as people that have been through the tests don't bother to post online as they just move on with their lives.

I do hope you continue to post with us here in the forum and take advantage of the benefits of all of the members here that understand what you are going through.

Kindly,

Kitt

 

 

 
 
~~Kitt~~
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"Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from."~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

lisa46224
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   Posted 1/1/2013 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I think I am mostly afraid of the medicine they inject you with to simulate exercising. Does extreme anxiety affect the outcome of these tests? I read that there is about an 80% accuracy result on these tests. What if I get a false negative? I will be wondering if they missed something. Is the treadmill over the injection for the exercise less dangerous? I am freaking out over this test!

stkitt
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   Posted 1/1/2013 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
lisa,
 
I hope you can identify some ways to decrease your anxiety re this test.  I cannot tell you if one test is better than another but your Dr. has chosen this test so perhaps you want to talk to him re why this test over the treadmill. 
Most people that have the scan also do the physical exercise as well. 
 
I have read that  Myoview stress test with a scan before and after the exercise portion  is more accurate than the standard exercise test. However whenever we read something you can bet there is another study somewhere that will contradict what you read.
 
If the scan is correct 80% of the time there must be a follow-up of some sort that the cardiologists use if they suspect the tests results are incorrect.
Be sure to write all your questions down so you can ask your Dr. as he is truly the one with the best answers as well as he ordered the test so he should be explaining why he chose this test and he knows what your issues are that brought you in to see him in the first place.
 
I do know how hard it is to remain calm but remember we all have anxiety so do what you have done  in the past to control your worries and just make it through the test.
Blessings,
Kitt
 
~~Kitt~~
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GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease.



“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.”
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