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had major motorcycle accident 8 13 2017, imaging at hospital then listed heart as normal. Va echo sept 13 2020 shows 4.8cm ATA, had a 2 minute discussion not to exercise or lift more than 25 lbs. I when to the VA for a NCST. I asked if I'm not supposed to exert and this stress test dilates and slows the heart and in constant Afib ( misses a beat every 4 to 5 beats ) they could would not say it's safe…
It appears to me the Nuclear doctor was not working with Cardiology. I understand the normal risks but don't want to add more thanks

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The way it works for me is that my cardiologist orders the test and the radiologist follows those orders. If you have been prescribed a chemical stress test by your cardio and the radiologist doesn't think that is safe, I think you need to go back to your cardiologist to discuss.

I have always understood that AFib is a (very) rapid heartbeat, not missed beats. I think missed beats are not as serious as AFib but this is another discussion to have with your cardio.

And in the meantime, I would follow direction to not exercise or lift even 25 lbs.

This is a learning process for all of us and I always make a list of issues I don't understand or questions I have.

I wish you good luck with all of this. You will feel better once you have more details.

Donna