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Old 07-01-2017, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Teach an Fhir Bholg
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There is a "Chemical" stress test which does not involve as treadmill. You get some injection and then they monitor you for a while. I have a bad back and can't do the treadmill.
Same here, I walk on crutches so I have the chemically-induced stress.
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Old 07-03-2017, 02:55 PM
 
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There is a "Chemical" stress test which does not involve as treadmill. You get some injection and then they monitor you for a while. I have a bad back and can't do the treadmill.
The chemical stress test is nuclear stress test,I had it since I had triple by pass.
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Old Yesterday, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Fountain Valley
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I had forgotten all about this thread. I received a positive rating this morning and was looking at some older posts of mine and saw this one so I thought i'd update. I was facing open heart surgery when i posted here, but I was very fortunate to have the T.A.V.R Trans Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement procedure instead. I went into Hoag hospital on Nov. 21 2017 and was released the next day. A small incision is made in the groin and a catheter is pushed up to the heart expanding the bad valve and then the new one is plugged in kind of like the cork in a wine bottle. Recuperation was very quick and all is well now. Before the procedure i was constantly having small palpitations and miss beats that I could feel. Nothing like those at all now. I still can't believe how good I feel sometimes.
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Old Yesterday, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I had forgotten all about this thread. I received a positive rating this morning and was looking at some older posts of mine and saw this one so I thought i'd update. I was facing open heart surgery when i posted here, but I was very fortunate to have the T.A.V.R Trans Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement procedure instead. I went into Hoag hospital on Nov. 21 2017 and was released the next day. A small incision is made in the groin and a catheter is pushed up to the heart expanding the bad valve and then the new one is plugged in kind of like the cork in a wine bottle. Recuperation was very quick and all is well now. Before the procedure i was constantly having small palpitations and miss beats that I could feel. Nothing like those at all now. I still can't believe how good I feel sometimes.
Happy to hear you are doing so well. That is what the doctors are supposed to do and try to do as often as possible: make your life more livable and enjoyable. Thanks for letting us know. And we should all be glad for modern medicine.
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Old Yesterday, 04:42 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I had forgotten all about this thread. I received a positive rating this morning and was looking at some older posts of mine and saw this one so I thought i'd update. I was facing open heart surgery when i posted here, but I was very fortunate to have the T.A.V.R Trans Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement procedure instead. I went into Hoag hospital on Nov. 21 2017 and was released the next day. A small incision is made in the groin and a catheter is pushed up to the heart expanding the bad valve and then the new one is plugged in kind of like the cork in a wine bottle. Recuperation was very quick and all is well now. Before the procedure i was constantly having small palpitations and miss beats that I could feel. Nothing like those at all now. I still can't believe how good I feel sometimes.

I just found this thread, read through it and so glad you updated us. So good to know you did so well with your valve surgery and were able to have the "minimally invasive" version of that surgery. Best wishes going forward.
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Old Yesterday, 04:47 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Happy to hear you are doing so well. That is what the doctors are supposed to do and try to do as often as possible: make your life more livable and enjoyable. Thanks for letting us know. And we should all be glad for modern medicine.

I have to second your sentiments here, all of them.

I'm facing some cardiac issues myself ( electrical, not so much plumbing, though structures are involved, apparently), and am truly amazed and grateful at the available technology, as well as the expertise and caring of the medical personnel involved.
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Old Yesterday, 07:39 PM
 
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OP wrote: "What do they entail? Anything to do to prep for it?"

Other than normal rest, stay well hydrated prior to the tests.
So, you are allowed to drink before your exercise stress test? I ultimately opted not to do one because according to the protocol I was given, I was not allowed to drink (or eat) anything for four hours before the test.
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Old Yesterday, 08:23 PM
 
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I had forgotten all about this thread. I received a positive rating this morning and was looking at some older posts of mine and saw this one so I thought i'd update. I was facing open heart surgery when i posted here, but I was very fortunate to have the T.A.V.R Trans Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement procedure instead. I went into Hoag hospital on Nov. 21 2017 and was released the next day. A small incision is made in the groin and a catheter is pushed up to the heart expanding the bad valve and then the new one is plugged in kind of like the cork in a wine bottle. Recuperation was very quick and all is well now. Before the procedure i was constantly having small palpitations and miss beats that I could feel. Nothing like those at all now. I still can't believe how good I feel sometimes.

Great news! Thanks for the update!

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Old Today, 04:30 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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So, you are allowed to drink before your exercise stress test? I ultimately opted not to do one because according to the protocol I was given, I was not allowed to drink (or eat) anything for four hours before the test.

I had a nuclear scan stress test a few months ago ( which includes the same exercise, ie trotting on a treadmill, LOL), and as I recall the instructions were to not eat 6 hours or so before the test, and not to have anything containing caffeine for ??I think 2 hours before the test, but drinking water was ok right up to the test.

They also offered us water, or juice while we were waiting during the test.
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