im having a echo test for my heart on 07/28/2011..im gonna be on a table laying down with a IV in me with meds put in to simulate exercise as i cant do the tred mill, will it feel like im having a heart attack or what?
Has anyone ever had to have a echo test for the heart done, if so how does it make you feel?
Added 25 Jul 2011:
the reason im asking is because i have chronic asthma with the beginning of COPD, i dont want to have trouble breathing, im so stressed right now.
No, you will not feel like you are having a heart attack. The whole reason that you are having the chemical stress echo instead of the normal stress echo is because you have COPD and the likely hood that you would be able to complete the normal stress echo would not be good. Just relax and let the technician do their job. Make sure that they use the heated gel on the probe so that you don't jump when the tech first touches with the cold gel on the probe. That should be your only concern for this straight forward test.
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