Interpreting stress echo results

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Melissuh
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   Posted 6/29/2017 7:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I had my stress echo yesterday, my results are online now.
I see my cardiologist in a week, but just curious if anyone can help me interpret the results?

Ejection Fraction 60%-65%.

Resting images:
Normal Left Ventrical systolic function, normal right ventrical

Stress Findings:
Appropriate Hypercontractility of all myocardial segments.
End systolic volume decreases appropriately with exercise.

ECG was normal before and during test as well.

Post Edited (Melissuh) : 6/29/2017 7:48:38 AM (GMT-6)


Lanie G
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   Posted 6/29/2017 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Melissuh, those results seem to be normal as they are written. A normal ejection fraction is between 50 and 70%. I had to have a nuclear stress test and echo months ago after having an abnormal EKG and even with that, my tests came out normal. The cardiologist says people sometimes develop irregular EKGs and they will remain that way but the heart is fine. However, since I did have the irregular EKG, he ordered those tests.

It's good that your doctor did order those for you and it rules out heart problems so that's great!
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   Posted 6/29/2017 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I just wish i knew why i was still getting this nasty heaviness in my chest 😞

I have a pulmonary function test and endoscopy coming up due to being short of breath the past two months almost daily. Maybe it has something to do with it?

Thank you for replying.
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Lanie G
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   Posted 6/30/2017 7:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Doctors order these tests to rule out physical problems. This is what my doctor did for me many years ago. I had a LOT of tests and the fact that I had to have these tests even made me more worried. I was convinced I had something major wrong but at the same time these tests were to rule out physical problems. In short, they came out fine. My problem was anxiety. Anxiety can manifest itself physically on the body in breathing, rapid heart beats, chest pressure and of course lots of different feelings of angst and uneasiness, mood changes, fear, crying, anger, flight. Of course there are different medications for these feelings and some work for some people better than others. I think this might be what's going on here with you (but of course I'm not a doctor) from your description of the chest heaviness and breathing.

So, go and do all the tests scheduled and I hope they all come out well! Write updates! And please have a great weekend!
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   Posted 6/30/2017 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Melissuh, Lanie is absolutely right with her above post. There are many, many posts in the GERD forum about the chest thing because of their GERD. Add in the anxiety & stress things so it can be both working on you at the same time. Its just one of those things. Take care.
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Post Edited (straydog) : 6/30/2017 9:31:42 AM (GMT-6)


Melissuh
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   Posted 6/30/2017 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you both!
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