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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?

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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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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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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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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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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)

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