Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Stress Test with aorta aneurism and MS?
    avatar
    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.
    Reply
     
    avatar
    cardiostarusa1 responded:
    Hi:

    ......"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.

    Take care,

    CardioStar*

    WebMD member (since 8/99)

    -

    -

    Aneurysm & AVM Support site

    Aortic Aneurysms and Dissection Narratives 1995 to current

    http://www.westga.edu/~wmaples/aaa.html


    -

    HeartSite

    Heart info, cardiac tests (commonly performed, mainstream types) info, actual diagnostic images.

    http://www.heartsite.com

    -

    Quote!

    "Be a questioning patient. TALK to your DOCTOR and ASK QUESTIONS. Studies show that patients who ask the most questions, and are most assertive, get the best results. Be vigilant and speak up!"

    - Charles Inlander, People's Medical Society

    .

    It's your future......be there.

    . .

    WebMD/WebMD forums does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


    WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.


    Helpful Tips

    Nix Grapefruit & Statin DrugsExpert
    Grapefruit & statin drugs can be a bad combination. Unlike other citrus fruits, grapefruit contains substances that disable certain ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    17 of 19 found this helpful

    Expert Blog

    The Heart Beat - James Beckerman, MD, FACC

    Dr. James Beckerman shares how small, livable lifestyle changes can have a real impact on your risk of heart attack and stroke...Read More

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit the Duke Health General and Consultative Heart Care Center