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Mom, 79, has type 2 diabetes and a right block of the heart.

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mom, 79, has type 2 diabetes and a right bundle block of the heart. she has swelling of ankles, pain at bottom of her feet and swelling of fingers. unsure if it is related to her diabetes or her heart condition. she is afraid to take a stress test or receive the pharma injection to stimulate her heart (for testing purposes). she is also on 2pts. oxygen. are there other tests a cardio can perform to isolate the cause of the swelling so as to prescribe appropriate medication?
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Cardiologist: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago
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Cardiologist: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago

there are really two basic ways to perform a cardiac stress test of the heart. One is thru exercise and the other one requires an injection of medication to speed up the heart to simulate exercise. Both tests allow the cardiologist to see how the heart responds with a higher heart rate.

Has she spoken to the cardiologist or her doctor about her concerns?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
he stated he preferred her to take the treadmill test (walking) rather than the injection.
Cardiologist: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago

that would be most reasonable, especially if she has concerns about the injectable medications.

Would she be willing to do the treadmill test?

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