Tag Archives: Chest pain

What is a stress test?


By Julian Booker, MD Unless otherwise stated, any stress test referenced on a MyHeart related blog post will refer specifically to cardiac stress tests.  Other heart related stress tests like cardiopulmonary exercise tests can be discussed at a later date. … Continue reading

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Chest Pain – Part 3 – still more types of chest pain?


By Julian Booker, MD As much as I may not want to admit it, there are other things that can cause chest pain other than issues with your cardiovascular system. Most of these things annoy me because they don’t deal … Continue reading

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Chest Pain – Part 2 – more chest pains


By Julian Booker, MD When we last spoke, we were discussing angina. We now know what it usually feels like and what it usually means. But there are many other reason to have chest pain, some dangerous and some not. We … Continue reading

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Chest Pain – Part 1 – angina


By Julian Booker, MD Chest pain is one of the most frightening symptoms that a person can experience. The problem is that not all chest pain is dangerous and not all chest pains are created equal. Some chest pain such … Continue reading

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It has been a year since my last visit. Don’t I need another echo?


By Julian Booker, MD The first thing that must be stated about the echocardiography appropriate use guidelines is that they are just that…guidelines. They are designed to provide direction but still be vague enough to allow flexibility in their interpretation … Continue reading

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How often should I have a stress test


By Julian Booker, MD As is my usual practice with blog entries, I try to give disclaimers. These disclaimers are designed to protect YOU!! Your doctor has your best interest at heart (pun intended). Trust your doctor. If you have … Continue reading

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When can I have sex after a heart attack?


By Julian Booker, MD Okay. First things first. If you have heart trouble, CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN before proceeding with sexual activity. You should complete a thorough history and physical exam to determine that you are indeed low risk. Now that … Continue reading

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