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A 49-year-old female asked:

Should everyone have a stress test and how long are test like stress, echocardiograms and angiograms good for? i had this complete work-up in 2008 and the impression was no visible coronary heart disease. yet said the patient does have diastolic dysfunc

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Not everyone needs: Stress test echocardiograms and angiograms give a lot of information but do not predict everybody who goes on to have disease. Not everyone has a gradual reduction in vessel size. Some people will form a clot that can occurr in minutes leading to heart attack. Keep cholesterol's under control, blood pressure monitored, diabetes treated, don't smoke and keep your weight down and should be ok.
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Dr. Gavin Noble
Cardiology 24 years experience
Not everyone needs a: Stress test. Generally only people with symptoms need stress tests, except in certain situations such as pre-operatively. Most people benefit from risk factor modification such as diet, exercise, smoking cessation.
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Last updated Feb 26, 2017


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