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What are my chances of having artery blockage or a heart attack after a normal nuclear stress test?

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Dr. Anita Prakash
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Very small

A myocardial perfusion scan done in good hands and at a good workload, i.
e. Achieved > 85% max predicted heart rate that is normal bodes well for u. Typically if totally normal, your risk of an adverse cardiovascular outcome is less than 1% over next 3 years. At your young age, you ought not to get another nuclear scan if no symptoms, but rather focus on a heart heathy lifestyle. Mediterraneandiet

In brief: Very small

A myocardial perfusion scan done in good hands and at a good workload, i.
e. Achieved > 85% max predicted heart rate that is normal bodes well for u. Typically if totally normal, your risk of an adverse cardiovascular outcome is less than 1% over next 3 years. At your young age, you ought not to get another nuclear scan if no symptoms, but rather focus on a heart heathy lifestyle. Mediterraneandiet
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