A member asked:

I just had a stress echo, cardiac mri and 3d echo that where all good a month ago at mayo what are the chances my chest pain are cardiac in nature?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. James Stone answered

Specializes in Radiology - Interventional

This is a comprehensive set of cardiac imaging studies, which are designed to tell whether there is an underlying anatomic problem with your heart or whether your heart responds normally to demand. Generally cardiac chest pain reflects inability to keep up with demand. With these studies being normal, the likelihood chest pain is cardiac is low. Rec following up with your Dr. with questions.

Answered Jan 25, 2015


Dr. Joseph Shen answered

Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology

These tests are "anatomic" tests in nature, do not detect functional problems that well - especially myoicardial ischemia (lack of blood flow to the heart muscles). You need a better test. I recommned a Multifunction Cardiogram test. It is the bext and most accurate test for the stress, drugs, radiation free test. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multifunction_cardiogram

Answered Mar 24, 2016



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