Question by : I am getting a stress test on my heart what are the chances of me having a heart attack right there?
I am a 42 year old female. I have not had a history of heart problems but I am just now getting chest pains and dizziness. How safe is the stress test.
They will not do it on the treadmill I am not cordinated enough lol. They put an IV with liquid in it and it speeds up the heart.
I usually have about 90 beats per minute
Answer by ER_Doc
As a 42 year old female (without any knowledge of your other medical problems) your risk of actually having ischaemic heart disease is low.
A stress test (and I’m presuming they are doing the treadmill test) involves you walking on a treadmill with ECG/EKG leads attached. The doctor performing the test will be monitoring both your health and the heart tracing. If there are any concerning changes on the ECG/EKG or you start to feel unwell, then the test is stopped and the doctor will undoubtedly manage you appropriately.
The test itself is very safe.
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The stress test will show you how relaxed you really are. Remember, the weakest link is YOU!
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