Heart Rhythm Community
How to convince a doctor that you need a specific test/referal?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to heart rhythm issues, arrhythmia, irregular heartbeat, implanted defibrillators, pacemakers, and tachycardia.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

How to convince a doctor that you need a specific test/referal?

I have had 2 holter tests, echocardiogram and stress test, all came back fine.
However, I still experience palipitations, arrythmias, tachardyias. When i had the holter monitors done, i took it easy and did not do anything physically demanding, this was a mistake, I should have exerted myself because i usually have the arrythmias after doing something physical. I spoke to my uncle who is a cardiologist in Michigan and he told me to get a Thallium stress test done as this is one of the best tests to do. Now the problem is, when i ask my doctors to let me get this test done, they say no.

Im really worried about my health and well-being, i really need and want this test done- even if it comes back fine it would be for piece of mind.

How do I convince my doctor to let me get this thallium test done??
Related Discussions
21064_tn?1309312333
Your doctors must feel confident in their decision not to send you for a thallium stress test.  Have your even talked with your doctor about an event monitor?  You could wear it for a month and that would give you a better opportunity to record your heart's activity when you feel symptomatic.

Hope you're feeling better today.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
1236893_tn?1394988190
Blank
gymdandee Great Comment
18 hrs ago
86819_tn?1378951092
Blank
Healthscreen results
Apr 16 by Bromley
6579347_tn?1388505968
Blank
mele48 One month anxiety-free! WOOT! Comment
Apr 16
Heart Rhythm Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
1423357_tn?1373023915
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
995271_tn?1312416925
Blank
itdood
PA
86819_tn?1378951092
Blank
Bromley
1569985_tn?1328251082
Blank
DeltaDawn23
Ann Arbor, MI