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What is the difference between a maximal treadmill and a echo treadmill stress test?

I was suppose to go tomorrow for an echo one but they called me today to tell me my insurance won't cover that one so now I am having a maxfinal one instead. I been having chest pain and shortness of breath

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:18 PM on Dec. 19, 2012 in Health

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  • Never heard of a mafinal stress test. I had an echo stress test and it practically suffocated me. I have asthma and walking on a treadmill with steadily increased speeds without a chance for my lungs to catch up was torture. I then had to lay on my back while they did an ultrasound of my heart. I luckily have a very healthy heart for a 41 year old.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:57 PM on Dec. 19, 2012

  • Dont know but wish you luck on the test

    Answer by Alisim at 10:37 AM on Dec. 20, 2012

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