Submitted by Dr T on November 28, 2012 – 9:54am
I received a stress test after having radiating pain down my neck and left arm. It showed a septal infarct of undetermined age, bigemny, arrythmias (i am recalling this from memory)and something to do with my ST. I was unable to finish the stress test, lasting only 6min 48 sec. due to dypsnea so the test was considered non diagnostic and I am to be scheduled for a nuclear stress test. The ER doctor said since my enzymes were negative I should go home and take a muscle relaxant. Shouldn’t I be worried about this? This is the second episode of pain in three weeks time and last time I also had chest pain.
While this stress test may have been inconclusive, you are also symptomatic and you have proven heart disease as shown by the other results. I am particularly concerned about the combination of angina and arrhythmias. This puts you at immediate risk for a heart attack and you should contact your doctors to get further testing ASAP.
Hope this helps,