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How important is a nuclear stress test for type b WPW syndrome?

How important is a nuclear stress test for type b WPW syndrome?

Somewhat: Stress testing, i.e. Exercising while hooked up to an ekg, can be important to see if the extra heart fiber that causes this condition stops conducting at higher heart rates. The nuclear portion, which evaluates for ischemia or lack of blood flow, is not very important. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Nuclear stress test for type b WPW syndrome?

Nuclear stress test for type b WPW syndrome?

Not helpful: A nuclear stress test will provide information regarding the health of your coronary arteries which have nothing to do with wpw. If a stress test is indicated, it's independent of wpw. If WPW is the issue, a stress test will provide no useful information. ...Read more

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Can i get "hot flash" type feelings after having a nuclear stress test?

Nuclear stress test: I have done thousands of nuclear stress tests and haven't heard this complaint but i'm sure it can happen. After some agents like Persantine or Adenosine it could happen. I haven't seen it with exercise stress but again could happen i suppose. ...Read more

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Will a nuclear stress test make me radioactive? I’m having a nuclear stress test, and i need to know if it’s safe for me to babysit my grandkids after it? Will i be radioactive? Could i be dangerous to the kids?

Will a nuclear stress test make me radioactive? I’m having a nuclear stress test, and i need to know if it’s safe for me to babysit my grandkids after it? Will i be radioactive? Could i be dangerous to the kids?

You : You will be sufficiently radioactive to set off alarms at airports, ferry terminals, and border crossings. The sensitivity of these devices is high on purpose. However, the amount of radiation a patient emits after a cardiac nuclear scan is not considered dangerous to others. Notice that the technologists who perform these tests do not wear lead or other radiation protection and they are around "radioactive" patients every day. For the sake of completeness, however, i will add that pregnant women should not undergo this test and anyone who thinks they might be pregnant should have a pregnancy test before having any kind of radionuclide scan. ...Read more

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Just had a nuclear stress test done and I have a headache now is that normal?

Lexiscan: The newer stress agent regadenoson (lexiscan) causes less headaches but some still do occur. Often you are told to have no caffeine for 24 hours prior to these tests and the caffeine withdrawal can also cause headache. ...Read more

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Increasing pvcs should I have a nuclear stress test?

Need to see your: Doctor and perhaps have a consultation with a cardiologist. After reviewing your history, conducting a physical and reviewing any appropriate laboratory tests, the medical team can make appropriate recommendations as to a diagnosis and/or further testing to determine a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is a "fixed photopenia in the anteroseptal segment of the left ventricle" mean? I had a nuclear stress test done.

What is a "fixed photopenia in the anteroseptal segment of the left ventricle" mean? I had a nuclear stress test done.

Not enough info: There's not enough information to comment. It can be a breast artifact. If there's no wall motion abnormality, it's very likely an artifact. ...Read more

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My doctor ordered a nuclear stress test but I am concern about the risks and nuclear injection?

My doctor ordered a nuclear stress test but I am concern about the risks and nuclear injection?

Talk to your doc...: It is quite normal to be apprehensive about the test and potential side effect of med/material you are given. The substances often used in nuclear stress test is called thallium-201 or technetium-99 radioactive isotopes. The amount used is quite small and long-term cancer risk is less than 1 in 1000 in older adults. I recommend discussing your concern with your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do I take blood pressure pills before a nuclear stress test?

Do I take blood pressure pills before a nuclear stress test?

Yes.: It is important to continue your medication since cessation of your medication may result in an increase in your blood pressure or increase your blood pressure abnormally if the test is done in conjunction with exercise. ...Read more

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Can a nuclear stress test be dangerous if I haven't eaten for like a week? I'm afraid I won't be able to do the treadmill because of weakness.

Can a nuclear stress test be dangerous if I haven't eaten for like a week? I'm afraid I won't be able to do the treadmill because of weakness.

Nuclear stress: The risk from a stress test is very low in most patients. In those with certain conditions (like a recent large heart attack, or severe aortic valve disease) the risk may be higher. There is also risk associated with the radiation exposure in a nuclear stress test. It would be very unusual for a 29 year old patient to need a nuclear stress test. Consider a cardiology consult on HealthTap. ...Read more

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Tomorrow i'm getting a nuclear stress test w cardiolite. Worried about side effects and reaction to the thallium or whatever they use. Should i worry?

Tomorrow i'm getting a nuclear stress test w cardiolite. Worried about side effects and reaction to the thallium or whatever they use. Should i worry?

Isotopes quite safe: Dyes are not used during nuclear stress tests. Trace radioactive isotopes are but there are no significant reactions to these minute doses used considering the thousands of tests done around the globe daily unless one has a history of being allergic to the thallium or cardiolite. ...Read more

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Why and how often should one get a nuclear stress test after a stent?

Tests: Tests are performed when information is required to aid decision making. If a stent patient is doing well, there may be no reason for stress testing. ...Read more

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Barring any new symptoms, what is a typical "warranty period" for a nuclear stress test?

Depends: Cardiologist takes into consideration any structural abnormalities, patient's particular symptoms, family history, and physical examination. If test is normal and remain symptom free probably would not be retested until change in symptoms. If abnormality on study may be reexamined at one or two years depending on clinical situation and physician's particular criteria. ...Read more

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Just had a nuclear stress test done and they just saw v fib happen is that a normal reaction to the cardio lite they used for the images?

No. : No it's not normal but you may have the rhythm wrong. V fib is a life threatening arrhythmia often associated with ischemia (poor blood flow to the heart) and requires emergent treatment. ...Read more

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Having a nuclear stress test Tuesday. Dr told me not to take my metoprolol for 48 hrs prior. What will the test consist of, what to expect?

Having a nuclear stress test Tuesday. Dr told me not to take my metoprolol for 48 hrs prior. What will the test consist of, what to expect?

MIBI Scan: A nuclear stress test typically invovles the injeciton of a pharamacologic agent to increase the heart rate or drop the blood pressure followed with imaging of the heart. The reason you are asked to stop your metoprolol is that this medication prevents you heart rate from increasing and may mask the results of the stress test. ...Read more

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What to do if heart burning symptoms went away, should I still get a nuclear stress test?

What to do if heart burning symptoms went away, should I still get a nuclear stress test?

This is an issue: That you should actually discuss with the doctor who ordered the test - as she or he knows your medical history the best. ...Read more

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Why do I have to avoid my 1 month old granddaughter and a running microwave for the next 3 days after a nuclear stress test? Are my little dogs at ri

Why do I have to avoid my 1 month old granddaughter and a running microwave for the next 3 days after a nuclear stress test?  Are my little dogs at ri

Who said that?: Your granddaughter and your dog get more radiation in the basement of a newly built house than they could possible get from you after a cardiac nuclear stress test. If you were given a Technetium 99m product with your test than the radiation is effectively completely gone in 24 hours, and is barely detectable outside of your urine the same day. You were given poor advice. ...Read more

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I had a normal stress test and other tests. Is there a need for a nuclear stress test at my age?I am 28 with no fam history. Still have chest pressure

I had a normal stress test and other tests. Is there a need for a nuclear stress test at my age?I am 28 with no fam history. Still have chest pressure

No: Do you smoke? Do you have hypercholesterolemia or insulin resistance? Are you obese? Are you anxious? If yes then I will suggest you adopt a healthy life styles. If No then stop thinking that all chest pressure are coming from heart. Remember other organs in that area such as muscle, ribs, cartilage, membranes etc which could be the source of symptom. For you no indication of nuclear stress test. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Stress Test (Definition)

A stress test is a cardiac test which can include walking on a treadmill and monitoring your heart while you are walking. They can also inject you with a nuclear material and do a more comprehensive scan on your heart to check for blockage. They can also do a chemical stress test which omits the need to ...Read more


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Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome (Definition)

A condition where there is an extra electrical path in the heart. It can lead to periods of a fast ...Read more