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How accurate are nuclear stress tests, and what does a negative result mean? No ischemia? No detectable ischemia?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Good, not perfect

You've asked an excellent question about which books are written.
The accuracy depends on the likelihood that pathology is present and the prevalence of the disease in the population studied. Broadly, a negative test is 80% accurate but can lower your chance of disease from >60% to <20%. Practically, let your doc decide for you based on your unique issues whether more tests are indicated.

In brief: Good, not perfect

You've asked an excellent question about which books are written.
The accuracy depends on the likelihood that pathology is present and the prevalence of the disease in the population studied. Broadly, a negative test is 80% accurate but can lower your chance of disease from >60% to <20%. Practically, let your doc decide for you based on your unique issues whether more tests are indicated.
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