How likely are you to have a nother heart attack when having the chemicalinduced stress test w /imiging?
1 in 10000. 1 on 10, 000 chance if the test is ordered appropriately.
Unlikely. Risk well under 1 in 1000.
Almost unheard of. The test is extremely safe because the medicine used for the stress test is extremely short acting - it's completely metabolized and gone in about 3 minutes, much too brief a time for any permanent damage to be done.
No. Some followup and testing are reasonable. Depends on your status, any symptoms and other risk assessment.
35 M with no fam his non smoker normal BP, normal chol and neg stress test in jan. Should I be worried about heart attack within the next few years?
Probably not, assuming you are not diabetic. You are doing all the right things, and presumably have a doctor if you start to develop any symptoms. Do add exercise to your regimen if you haven't already.
I have a mild heart attack 2 years ago. I recovered wonderfully I have follow up stress test with thallium. The test came back great. However I have b?
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Yes, but it is rare. There is a 1 in 10, 000 chance of dying during any stress test.
Rarely, but Yes. All types of stress test have risks, including the rare risk of death. Other risks include arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, palpitations, COPD or asthma exacerbation, and passing out. Fortunately most are rare.
46 yr old. Normal nuclear stress test 2011, norm exercise test 2012, 6/6/13 no blockages seen on heart cath. Do I have to worry about heart attack?
Not very much. But keep, on track with diet, exercize, become a non smoker, blood pressure monitoring and control.
Heart cath. The answer lies in why you had a heart cath if all of your non-invasive studies were truly normal. I suspect that there were abnormalities that prompted the cath.
How reliable is a nuclear stress test? Had echo's in the last year after my heart attack EF 30, 40 and 45 last one 9/10/14. Nuclear last week EF 33
Quite accurate. Maybe 10% variation between different kinds, echo and nuclear, stress tests.