Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Jayne Whittaker asks about her test results

Q - I've had a positive stress echo but a normal angiogram have a fast heart rate and get angina pains is it normal to have angina with these test results stress echo said to be controlled by medication?

Hi Jayne, the most common cause of angina is coronary heart disease. If you had a normal angiogram, then usually it’s unlikely that someone would have coronary heart disease. However because your stress echo was not normal it suggests that there may be an underlying problem.

This really needs to be discussed with the doctor looking after you. He/she will be able to explain your test results to you and suggest what they think the problem may be.

If you'd like any more information or if you'd like to speak to me or another BHF nurse, give us a call on our heart helpline - 0300 330 3311.

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