Dreading Vo2 test

I am nervously awaiting my VO2 exercise test on Monday. Is it possible to have your VO2 results imrprove over time?

My cadiologist is saying if I score 14 or below, I am a candidate for a transplant. I hate to see so much weight given to one test that is taken. My EF is around 30 and I feel fine.

I dread taking the test.




by Pacer2019 - 2019-12-12 21:09:45

Makes sense to feel a sense of dread -  I have had several nuclear ☢️ stress tests over the years .  I failed the first miserably and it changed my life - it guess it actually saved my life if I’m honest. 

I have one to do again early Tuesday - I dread the process and will always in the back of my mind fear the results.  But again I want to know and if there is an issue get treated. 

Although I push myself to exhaustion in the gym I hate the idea of doing it on a treadmill .... even though I know there is a medical team near by - literally the safest place to push ones self . 

I know the dread you must feel , hope all goes well, and you will be able to hang your hat on the positives like being in a safe environment as well as knowing for sure where you stand .

Focus on one step at a time and let tomorrow worry about tomorrow .

God Bless 


by lefty2 - 2019-12-14 16:45:58

I appreciate your comment and let me know how you do. Mine is Monday.

Hey !

by Pacer2019 - 2019-12-17 23:51:27

How did it go for you?  I got through my stress test fine although no results yet.  They did let me go home afterwards so that's at least a good sign!  Years ago they didn't.  Hope they will call me tomorrow or I will call them. 

Let us know how you did. 

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