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Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD)
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Experience:  MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
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Hi...I have had 2 thalium stress tests in the past few years

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Hi...I have had 2 thalium stress tests in the past few years for slight chest pain/heart jumping backwards feelings. Both times my heart rate goes up too fast and I'm only on the treadmill a very short time even though I exercise regularly. Also they said my BP did weird stuff and went down when it should have gone up. Otherwise they found nothing.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 years ago.

What did your cardiologist interpreted by your thallium stress test and abnormal blood pressure response?
Were you prescribed any medications?

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
They didn't know why my heartrate increases so fast or my BP was inverted. No medications were prescribed.Also, I getoverheated very quickly when I exercise.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 years ago.

Your physician can repeat your cardiac stress test with the medication, which increases the heart rate. Though your cardiac stress test would be considered negative for the heart disease as increased heart rate did not show anything. You mentioned that your other tests also did not show any significant disease of heart (I assume an echocardiography must have been done). Thus heart disease can be ruled out in your case. Your blood pressure response can be due to thyroid or adrenal hormonal disease. A blood work for these may be done (if not already performed). Thyroid disorders can cause body temperature changes.

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