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Can stress test cause death?

Can a stress test CAUSE plaque to break off and bring on an MI and/or subsequent death?  Isn't stress testing just a diagnostic tool to find out if you are having any cardiac problems?  A stress test would not make plaque erupt causing an MI?  
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343006 tn?1314450071
There is always a Risk factor with any stress test done !  however if you have a good Cardiologist , and he knows your medical History well,  I think he would know what to do
and wouldnt put you in Risk.   also remember you have a right to say No!  to any tests.
if you feel not like taking it.  for whatever reason you have, its your right to refuse.  
and to also get a 2nd opp on the matter.

Iv taken a lot of stress tests over the years, almost passed out on a few ! and had to stop others early.  as im out of shape ! and on medications for h.b.p.  
so sometimes, its not always the best test to take.   there are other tests Doctors can do..  that dont push you to the limits.  

hope that helped you : booger
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367994 tn?1304957193
A stress test will not cause thrombosis.  But an event of an occlusion of a major vessel can be incidental to a stress test!.  Vital signs are closely monitored, and there may be some risk to arrhytmia if one is predisposed to problems associated with a very fast uncontrolled heart rate.  The risk is the greatest at the beginning of the test.
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