I am only 31 but I went to a cardiologist about some shortness of breath issues, chest tightness/heaviness, lightheadedness, palpitations, and a couple incidents of left arm pain during exercise (that's what pushed me into seeing a cardiologist, the arm pain during exercise). all those symptoms started together. Today I had a resting echo, and Cardiolite stress test. I got my pulse to 184, but I still only made it about 7 minutes on the treadmill. My holter was negative (didn't have any palps on it, and may try a 30 day monitor soon.
Anyway, question is, with these symptoms....If the tests I had today turn out normal, where might we go from here? I had noticed he had me marked down as "urgent severity", So do you believe that if these tests are normal then he will leave it at that, or do you think I should get a CTA or something to further clarify? (if the cardiolite is normal that is..should I get a CTA then?).
1 other technical question, I ate later than I should have. I had a large meal 4 hours before the first scan, and 6 hours before the stress scan---Plus I drank a lot of water (just plain water) an hour before I arrived. Will this affect the images in any serious way?
Thanks for your time