I recently had a stress echo done because I have been experiencing exercise induced chest pains for nigh on two years now. The results of the test came back normal and the heart seemed to be in good condition. I was content to leave it there until I read that one can pass the exercise stress test and the stress echo even with severe blockages. I am now wondering if I should push for a nuclear stress test and a coronary cath to see if I have blockages. I am only eighteen and my cholesterol is at a reasonably healthy level, but my HDLs and LDLs are at a poor ratio, to the best of my knowledge, and my triglycerides are far to high. I also am overweight by at least 30 pounds and have been for my entire life and I have hypertension. I eat a diet that is high in sat fats and all sorts of other nasties. I don't think I have any severe blockages, but I believe that I have blockages.
At your age and situation, I'd suggest you probably don't have a blockage. A heart echo would seem to be a better test, given your age and history. Keep in mind, I'm not a health professional.
That said, by your own admission you are at risk for arterial heart disease in 30 years and suggest you mix in a healthier diet, and the nasties you mention should be evaluated...
keep us informed.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.