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Health Tip: Do I Need a Cardiac Stress Test? by Medline Plus Posted Fri 08 Mar 2013 6:00am Reasons why it may be performed Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Heart Diseases Read on »
FDA warns of rare but serious risk of heart attack and death with cardiac nuclear stress test drugs Lexiscan (regadenoson) and A by FDA Posted Wed 20 Nov 2013 11:20am View and print full Drug Safety Communication (PDF - 47KB) Safety Announcement [11-20-2013]  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning health care professionals of the rare but serious risk of heart attack and death with use of the cardiac nuclear stress test agents Lexiscan (regad ... Read on »
Women and Heart Disease by Obi Jo Posted Tue 06 Apr 2010 11:52pm Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans.   There are many areas of confusion still, despite all that we know.   Prevention is the main key.   Women are at great risk as their symptoms and type of heart disease may vary from that normally thought of as ... Read on »
Heart disease "reversal" by stress test by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 8:52am Here's an interesting example of a 71-year old man who achieved "reversal" of an abnormality by a nuclear stress test. This man underwent bypass surgery around 10 years ago, two stents three years ago. A nuclear stress test in April, 2005 showed an area of poor blood flow in the front of the heart. On the images, normal blood flow is sh ... Read on »
My stress test was normal. I don't need a heart scan! by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:26pm Katy had undergone a stress test while being seen in an emergency room, where she'd gone one weekend because of a dull pain on the right side of her chest. After her stress test proved normal, she was diagnosed (I believe correctly) with esophageal reflux, or regurgitation of stomach acid up the esophagus. She was prescrbed an acid-suppressing ... Read on »
Fewer Heart Blockages Showing Up on Stress Tests by Medline Plus Posted Mon 04 Mar 2013 3:35pm The proportion of patients who have blocked arteries show up during a stress test has dropped "enormously" over the past two decades, according to a new study. Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Page: Coronary Artery Disease Read on »
Hypertensive response to exercise stress test and risk of future stroke ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 16 Apr 2011 11:05am  Hypertension  ranks  number one  in the risk for future  stroke . Surprisingly this is true  for ischemic  as well as  hemorrhagic strokes.  What  causes  thrombosis or  rupture of small cerebral arterioles ?  It is somewhat similar to coronary events . ( With one major exception,  coronary vesels  are   not prone for rupture ) .It is ... Read on »
Ignoring your heart scan is medical negligence by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 8:52am 1 Comment I continue to be dumbfounded that many doctors continue to pooh-pooh or ignore CT heart scans when people get them. I can't count the number of people I've seen or talked to through the Track Your Plaque program who've been told to ignore their heart scan scores. The most extreme example was a man whose physician told him his heart scan sc ... Read on »