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A 25-year-old male asked:

I had a stress echo at queens, ny hospital and, a, normal stress test at the mayo clinic. could two stress test in two years miss a blocked artery?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jerry Fioramonti
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unlikely: At your age, the likelyhood of the 2 tests missing a blocked artery is very low. Under other circumstances, it is still possilbe for the tests not to pick up a blockage. The most definitive test is an angiogram which is not indicated at your age with negative non invasive tests.
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Cardiology 48 years experience
Not likely: 25 yo with anxiety and two negative stress tests, should concentrate on anxiety and not chest pain.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
The post-test probability of disease in your age group with one negative stress test is less than 1 in a thousand. Both providers you name are top-notch.
May 8, 2014

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