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    Stress Test with aorta aneurism and MS?
    An_247399 posted:
    Is a Chemical Stress Test necessary while experiencing an aortic aneurism just one week ago and I have progressive MS which means I cannot do a treadmill will have to be a chemical stress test? My job is high stress, I run several radio stations and contend with many employees and since the emergency of the aneurism I am doing ok meds have my b/p apx. 130/80 right after work might go to 150/80, I relax for 30 mins. or so and it goes back to 130/80.....thank you I am very nervous about having what I feel is an unnecessary and potentially dangerous test.
    cardiostarusa1 responded:

    ......"what I feel is an unnecessary and potentially dangerous test."

    Be that as it may, and if time is not of the essence in your particular individualized case, you could get a second opinion on this.

    In general-only here, chemical (aka drug-induced) stress tests, with either adenosine, dobutamine or persantine, may/can produce side effects/adverse reactions, which includes, but is not limited to, anxiety, dizziness, flushing, headache, nausea, panic, and shakiness.

    Symptoms that may indicate a serious problem during a chemical stress test includes chest and/or arm pain, irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia, such as premature ventricular contracts), or shortness of breath (dyspnea). Rarely, a patient may have a heart attack.

    Best of luck down the road of life.

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