I have another thread I started under Medical Topics called "Frustrated". Well, I'm still frustrated, but, this time I have a question maybe an AME on here can help me with. I will be a special issuance from FAA. I received a letter from them requesting more information November 27th. One of the things they are requesting (or demanding if I am to get my medical) is a stress test. The first page describing the stress test says: "Toy must provide the following FAA specific guidelines to your physician since they may be different than your physician's standard protocol and other protocols recordings at various stages, and an interpretative report of the test". The test is described as a 3 minute Bruce protocol treadmill stress test. It goes on to say An applicant will be expected to complete stage 3 of the Bruce protocol which is equivalent to at least 9 minutes. Yes, Complete stage 3 is underlined. Of course it continues to give instructions after that totaling rest of the page. I've been working and calling for over 2 weeks to get this procedure started. I did briefly see a cardiologist 15-20 years ago. I think he is retired now. I did however meet with a cardiologist last year at Vanderbilt hospital in Nashville Tn. I wasn't having heart issues, but, I was scheduled for another surgery and they requested I see a cardiologist before surgery. We didn't really do anything but talk. We have phone them several times over the last couple of weeks about scheduling this stress test. Today they finally called with information. They don't have the procedures in place to do a stress test of this detail & magnitude. I live in Podunk Tn. Vanderbilt hospital in Nashville TN. is recognized as the Go To hospital around these parts. If Vanderbilt hospital doesn't have the capabilities, where in the world would I go? Can anyone enlighten me at all? Still frustrated.