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    [Adverse Blood Pressure Response to Stress Test]

    Author: Mary Sharp (---.proxy.aol.com)

    Date: 08-02-02 23:34

    I'm just kinda curious as to what exactly an adverse blood pressure response is to a stress test? I had a Doubutamine stress test done and after 40 mics of it my Blood Pressure actually went down a little while my heart rate went up. Is this something I should be concerned about? The Dr. said it was normal. But they also said having high enzyme levels was normal too! Any help would greatly be appreciated!

    Mary S.

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    [Re: Adverse Blood Pressure Response to Stress Test]

    Author: Board Moderator: Sarah Beckley (---.dialup.mindspring.com)

    Date: 08-03-02 17:31

    Dear Mary

    Your blood pressure is supposed to go up when you exercise and then go down again at a certain rate. Anything way out of that pattern is considered adverse.

    My personal pet peeve are doctors who look at queer test results and tell you they are normal. I highly recommend a second opinion.

    Sarah

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    [Re: Adverse Blood Pressure Response to Stress Test]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

    Date: 08-04-02 20:20

    Mary -

    Lisa's famous last words...........

    Are you seeing an HCM specialist????

    Your B/P should rise...falling is adverse, to what degree should be evaluated by someone who understands HCM.

    Best wishes!

    Lisa

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    [Re: Adverse Blood Pressure Response to Stress Test]

    Author: Erin (12.10.17.---)

    Date: 08-06-02 21:16

    I've had two stress tests and my blood pressures always dips very low. The doctors told me this is from the HCM and it's already low from the beta blocker.

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    [Re: Adverse Blood Pressure Response to Stress Test]

    Author: Sarah B--Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

    Date: 08-06-02 23:08

    Dear Erin

    Are you seeing an HCM specialist? Have you had any vtach and do you know what your septal wall measurement is?

    Sarah

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    [Re: Adverse Blood Pressure Response to Stress Test]

    Author: Erin (12.10.17.---)

    Date: 08-07-02 20:29

    I'm seeing an HCM specialist in Seattle. The stress test that I had at Mayo with Dr. Nishimura showed the same thing and he told me that this was normal for HCM. I've never gone into V-tach and I already have a ICD to sudden death risk. I don't know what my septal wall measurement is, but I know it still has some obstruction even after the myectomy. I just has a stress echo (very interesting test) and I'm hoping to get some current info. During that test my BP went to 80/55 and I didn't last very long.

    Erin

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    [Re: Adverse Blood Pressure Response to Stress Test]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

    Date: 08-07-02 20:56

    Erin,

    I am happy to hear you have an ICD as the drop in B/P you are refering to has been linked to a higher risk of SD. You have the best protection against SD...as do I and I am sure we both would prefer to NEVER have to use the "box" but it sure is nice to know it is there!

    All the best!

    Lisa

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    [Re: Adverse Blood Pressure Response to Stress Test]

    Author: Mary Sharp (---.proxy.aol.com)

    Date: 08-11-02 10:33

    I thought I was seeing a HCM specialist in Gainesville. But Lisa enlightened me on this after I was getting queer responses on my elevated enzyme levels as being normal. They also gave me a clean bill of health and sent me to a cardiac psychologist! My septum is ranging from 1.5 to 2.1 according to which cardiologist you talk to they are still in heated debate. My local cardiologist is working on getting me a referral to Marty Maron. Any comments on him would greatly be appreciated! I am not sure on the V-tach it said I had in a 24 hour period I had 191 ventricular ectopic beats with occasional couplets and triplets. I also have a question is Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome common in HCM because that is what my last holter says!

    Thanks for all that you guys do! YOU ROCK!

    Mary S.

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    [Re: Adverse Blood Pressure Response to Stress Test]

    Author: Sarah B--Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

    Date: 08-11-02 12:44

    Dear Mary

    RE: the WPW, if the same office that is telling you elevated enzymes are ok is the one telling you that you have WPW, I'd be skeptical. I would put that on hold till you see Dr. M. Maron (not to be confused with his dad, Barry Maron).

    I met MM at the HCMA annual meeting and despite the fact that he didn't ask me out on a date, I thought he was a really good guy (just teasing, everyone!!!). I think you will be very happy with him: he knows his stuff and is really on top of HCM.

    I'm not sure what you mean when you say your septum ranges from 1.5 to 2.1 --do different echos report different findings or is that 1 echo saying that the septum gradually thickens up to 2.1? That is a big range and honestly, from what you have said, I'm wondering what kind of people are running the tests at your doctors office.

    Keep us posted and hang in there,

    Sarah

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    [Re: Adverse Blood Pressure Response to Stress Test]

    Author: Mary Sharp (---.proxy.aol.com)

    Date: 08-11-02 13:49

    Well my local cardiologist says it is 2.1 cm and my specialist in Gainesville is saying it is 1.5. Both insist they are right. I didn't think there was usually that much of a descrepancy in echos.

    Thanks on the input on Dr. Maron if only he is as cute as my primary ! Just kidding at least I have a great primary and local cardiologist that are working on the referral!

    Mary S.

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    [Re: Adverse Blood Pressure Response to Stress Test]

    Author: Sarah B--Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

    Date: 08-11-02 16:19

    Dear Mary

    There should not be that big a diff in the echos, so I'm glad you are going to go see Dr. MM. (who is pretty cute!). If you have trouble getting the referral for your insurance, let us know and maybe Lisa the HR Director will have some insight.

    take care

    Sarah

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    [Re: Adverse Blood Pressure Response to Stress Test]

    Author: Mary Sharp (---.proxy.aol.com)

    Date: 08-11-02 22:45

    Thanks so much for your imput! I see my cardiologist on the 27th so I hope there is good news there! Do you happen to know the name of the clinic that Dr. MM is at. A web site would be even better. Thanks so much!

    Mary S.

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    [Re: Adverse Blood Pressure Response to Stress Test]

    Author: Sarah B--Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

    Date: 08-12-02 14:02

    Dear Mary

    Dr MM is opening up his own clinic with some other doctors in Boston and I believe the doors open in September, but I don't think they have a web site yet.

    If you call the HCMA office, LIsa may have contact info for you.

    S

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    [Re: Adverse Blood Pressure Response to Stress Test]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

    Date: 08-14-02 15:23

    Well guys Just to let you know that Dr. Marty checks the message board from time to time and I think he will really get a kick out of your postings!

    For contact information for the HCM Clinic at TUFTS call the HCMA office.

    Lisa

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    [Re: Adverse Blood Pressure Response to Stress Test]

    Author: Mary Sharp (---.proxy.aol.com)

    Date: 08-14-02 19:23

    Lisa! Are you sure you actually aren't working for a higher power? Your call left me speechless. Not in a million years could your timing have been better. I had literaly walked out of my cardiologist office when my cell rang and low and behold it was you! Just the one person I needed to talk to.

    I feel like I'm jumping through hoops for these guys! Today I had seven people watching me do a stress test and they all talked like I wasn't even in the room. Thank God I took medical terminology in school or I would have felt like they were speaking in different languages other than my own. I was not very excited about this stress test I had came to my cardiac psychologist appointment and was having chestpain and SOB. So he called my cardiologist when I got up there they did an EKG and put me on the treadmill. Well just as before my BP never rose during the fifteen minutes I was on the treadmill it stayed at exactly 130/85. But they gave me a clean bill of health and sent me on my way an hour and a half drive.

    I really really hope my local cardiologist has that referral for Dr. M. Maron. I am not sure which way to turn at this point. Sorry for the long post but I am so confused I don't know which way is up or out! Lisa keep up the great work!

    mary s.

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    [Re: Adverse Blood Pressure Response to Stress Test]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

    Date: 08-15-02 11:03

    Mary -

    In the 7 years of my work her I had NEVER had that timing before, it was funny and Yes you sounded like you needed someone to talk to. When these things happen I simply say...Lori did it!

    One day I was in an airport (Orlando FLA) it was VERY late..flights were delayed due to poor weather in NJ so my family was late arriving.... There were 2 women in the ariport (honestly noone else was there...maybe a cleaning person but thats it!) I sat next to them and we began to chat....

    it turns out that one of the women had "hypertrophic obstuctive cardiomyopathy!!!"

    So if Phyllis reads this...HI... and that remains the most bizarre way anyone has tracked me down!...again Lori must have done it

    Have a great day all!

    Lisa
    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.
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