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A 58-year-old female asked:

I had a nuc stress test and dr. told me it was negative, but i was recently declined for insurance due to mild ischemia. is test neg? what should i do

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Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
May be artifact: Get full report from test. Some minor fixed defects are often attributed to artifact, and have no clinical significance. Check with your doc, and you may be able to challenge the insurance co decision.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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