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Do I need to have any more testing for blockages with a negative nuclear stress test? Or is this sufficient?

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Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care

In brief: Cardiac stress test

A negative cardiac stress test can be reassuring.
However, and depending on your personal and family medical history, and current symptoms, it's best to discuss the need for further testing with your doctor.

In brief: Cardiac stress test

A negative cardiac stress test can be reassuring.
However, and depending on your personal and family medical history, and current symptoms, it's best to discuss the need for further testing with your doctor.
Dr. Carisa Hines
Dr. Carisa Hines
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Should be fine.

Assuming you don't have some glaring familial tendency towards heart disease or very bad habits that may lead to premature heart disease (cigarettes, obesity, cocaine use), the nuclear stress test has a 95% negative predictive value, meaning a negative result is 95% reliable, essentially.
So this should suffice.

In brief: Should be fine.

Assuming you don't have some glaring familial tendency towards heart disease or very bad habits that may lead to premature heart disease (cigarettes, obesity, cocaine use), the nuclear stress test has a 95% negative predictive value, meaning a negative result is 95% reliable, essentially.
So this should suffice.
Dr. Dean Giannone
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