TKR Surgery scheduled. Blood tests ok, chest x-ray ok but due to bone on bone knee stress test with Lexiscan ordered as they see possible MI but it is no different thatn 2008 ekg reading...not new. 2008 and 2011 ekg similar in results. My heart skips a beat (all my life).
Can the TKR surgery proceed without this undue additional stress test with the Lexiscan medication? There are serious side effects and seems the test can be more a problem than the actual TKR surgery. I am not short of breath. I have no chest pain. I work 35 hours a week. Age 70. Family heart health history excellent.
I have been doing peritoneal dialysis for 6 years.
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.