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If one has a negative nuclear stress test, should another be given in the future? How often should the heart be stressed?

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Dr. Michael Curren
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The standard "warranty period" for a normal nuclear stress test is about 2 years.
With that in mind, it is not recommended to order repeat stress tests after someone has a normal test, unless you are having symptoms that are concerning for possible heart disease.

In brief: Depends

The standard "warranty period" for a normal nuclear stress test is about 2 years.
With that in mind, it is not recommended to order repeat stress tests after someone has a normal test, unless you are having symptoms that are concerning for possible heart disease.
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Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: No rush

Negative stress tests dont necessarily have to be repeated anytime soon unless the patient has new symptoms or later is facing a special stress like a major surgery.

In brief: No rush

Negative stress tests dont necessarily have to be repeated anytime soon unless the patient has new symptoms or later is facing a special stress like a major surgery.
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