Nuclear stress test order due to recent 6 second heart rate

 I had my year office pacemaker check on Monday. The tech told me that everything looked perfect...no episodes! Today I received a call to schedule a nuclear stress test study due to an episode found on my recent “perfect” check. It seems like the episode took place on November 17 at 4:30 pm. I am almost sure that around that time a car came close to hitting us. I remember freaking and my heart beating fast. But I can’t be sure this was what cause this episode...beat of 199 for 6 seconds! Does anyone have any experience with episodes like this and the nuclear stress test? Thank you... a concerned Pacer!


2 Comments

What is the question?

by Gotrhythm - 2018-12-13 15:09:19

Sure I have had a nuclear stress test. Several in fact. No big deal.

A heart rate above 160 BPM is considered tachycardia which is just medical-speak for fast heart rate.

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by dwelch - 2018-12-19 12:15:01

Last stress test they tried to do made no sense because my upper limit would prevent them from getting the results through exercise.  Seemed pretty stupid that the two deparments or at least the stress test folks didnt read my chart and understand.  So instead they did the drug induced one.  No big deal. Shot me up with something, sent me to the cafeteria to get some breakfast and kill an hour or something like that.  came back finished up went home.  when they do actually kick your heart rate up you feel that sure, but they do that every during a pacemaker test in the EP's office.  Before you show up in sweats and sneakers, maybe figure out if they can do the test they think they are doing with you having a pacemaker.

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