A member asked:

Chest pain x1yr. diangosis pericarditis. tx but still pain. stress test and cta norm 8 mo ago.card now wants nuclear stress. what else could this show?

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Dr. Jesus Yap answered

Specializes in Cardiology

The nuclear stress test will not provide any new information about your chest pain that was not provided by your recent stress teats and CTA. I am not sure how firmly the diagnosis of pericarditis was obtained but in some few case pericarditis can become chronic and often times resistant to treatment including NSAIDS and steroid. Sometimes adding Colchicine can help

Answered Jun 26, 2014



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