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Worried about stress test

Hello,

a week ago I went to the doctor about palpitations in my chest. I was told that I needed a stress test and some other tests done but it was probably nothing since I am so young (28yrs old). I had an echo, stress test, and holter that day but they ended up canceling the holter after the stress test which got me worried.

The stress test seemed fine until the end, I guess that my bp wouldn't go down at the end. The thing that got me worried was that she went and talked to the doctor on the phone and then they said that they got what they needed and canceled the holter but wouldn't tell me anything more than that. Now a week later my doctors office called to confirm my appointment and said I need to schedule with a cardiologist also which has me freaking out. The nurse wouldn't tell me anything other than she didn't think it was anything but shes not sure.

So I am freaking out about this whole thing since my grandfather just died from heart problems last month. Does anyone have any guess as to why I would need to see a cardiologist after a stress test? Also, if this was something that required a visit to a cardiologist, why would they wait a week to tell me about it?
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I can understand that this is a stressful waiting time for you, especially with what you have been going through the last month. The fact that nurse wont tell you anything is because she is not qualified and allowed to. Think this: if they let you wait a whole week it will certainly not be a life threatening situation. Let us know what the cardiologist said.
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Thanks for the kind words, I think i'm just going to try and calm down and wait it out till i see my doctor.
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So for anyone curious, my doctor told me I had SVT and prescribed me metoprolol tartrate for the condition and for high bp. I am waiting to see the cardiologist for a full diagnosis.

Also, how long does the metoprolol take to kick in? I took my bp twice and my blood pressure is still pretty high after taking it.
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It takes a few minutes to kick in, not long at all. Metoprolol is a beta blocker which controls your heart reacting to things like adrenaline. It doesn't lower blood pressure with everyone. Sounds like he may need to introduce an ace inhibitor such as ramipril.
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