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Avatar m tn from there they sent me to get a nuclear stress test and that showed everything was fine, so my question is why did 2 out of 3 test were positive, should i believe that everything is fine...I am a 56 yr old woman...
Avatar n tn My nuclear stress test results were as follows ver batim. I do not know what it means, are the results acceptable, good very good etc. What does this say about the blood flow to the heart muscle ? "injection of Myoview nuclear tracer & resting images obtained excercised on a treadmill for 5 min 34 sec. to 10.
512736 tn?1211343352 False positive and false negative studies can significantly limit the usefulness of the stress test in many patients.
Avatar m tn Stunned heart muscle does not recover as rapidly as hibernating heart muscle. But in contrast with infarcted heart muscle, in which many muscle cells are dead, it does indeed recover. Function in the stunned heart muscle may not return for 10 to 16 days after the restoration of blood flow. To answer your question of how long depends on whether the heart cells are stunned, hibernating or necrotic...or combination of the 3 variables.
Avatar n tn A nuclear stress test lets doctors see pictures of your heart while you are resting and shortly after you have exercised. The test can give information about the size of the heart's chambers, how well the heart is pumping blood, and whether the heart has any damaged or dead muscle. Nuclear stress tests can also give doctors information about your arteries and whether they might be narrowed or blocked because of coronary artery disease.
Avatar m tn A related discussion, <a href="/posts/Heart-Disease/Nuclear-stress-test-results/show/2897305">Nuclear stress test results</a> was started.
Avatar f tn I wonder why you had a stress test, some symptom trigger it? In my case I asked for a stress test to get a better number on what my maximum exercise HR should be. This lead to lots of additional nuclear and other tests because I couldn't pass the stress test when I in fact didn't have the main problem it checks for. Sorry if I wander... bottom line, see a cardiologist but if you don't have any serious symptoms I think you should think positive, nothing is wrong.
Avatar m tn I have no symptoms of heart problems, but I have a family history of heart disease. Is a nuclear stress test advisable or is there another test that would be more appropriate given the fact that I'm asymptomatic. I understand that the radiation exposure in a nuclear stress test is 250 times that of a chest xray. I'm concerned about the risk of exposure to that level of radiation given the fact that I have no signs of heart problems at this point.
Avatar n tn A normal nuclear stress test will not show blood flow through the carotid arteries of the neck. In general, a nuclear stress test accuracy rate is 85% to 90% for CAD in your heart. For the carotid arteries, the first test is usually an ultrasound, then an MRI or CT scan and the final test would be an angiogram.
Avatar m tn I have no symptoms of heart problems, but I have a family history of heart disease. Is a nuclear stress test advisable or is there another test that would be more appropriate given the fact that I'm asymptomatic. I understand that the radiation exposure in a nuclear stress test is 250 times that of a chest xray. I'm concerned about the risk of exposure to that level of radiation given the fact that I have no signs of heart problems at this point.
Avatar m tn Yes which is why cardiologists in the UK generally use it to back up previous tests. Its main function here is to see if there is any dead heart muscle.
Avatar n tn His doctor of internal medicine wants to do a nuclear stress test to make sure his heart is strong enough to be subjected to general anesthesia. He has leaky valves. We are concerned that this may be a procedure that should be done by a specialist.
Avatar n tn I received a report back from a nuclear stress test that it showed and abnormality in the front part of my heart. This was all the information I was given and they set me up with a cardilogist for later this week. Do you have any ideas of what this could mean....when I asked them they said that was all the report said.
Avatar m tn whereas the stress test measures the uptake of the radiotracer of your heart muscle both during rest and stress, then compares the two. I do not know what an echocardiogram does in comparison, but the main point of a stress test is for located blood flow to your heart muscle (and will give you an ejection fraction of your left ventricle), but the MUGA scan gives a more accurate left ventricular ejection fraction because the radioisotope is in your actual blood stream, not your heart muscle.
Avatar m tn Can someone with Icd (had only one episode in 2004) and afib problems ,normal results for echo.and nuclear stress test be considered as not having heart failure? I thought once you have those problems it is automatically considered a heart failure.
Avatar n tn A nuclear stress test has a specificity of 97% which means it will identify heart disease 7% of the time. The overall accuracy is 85%, the only test that is more accurate is an angiogram. They should have taken two sets of pics, one with your heart at rest and one after it was stressed at the end of you test. They compare the two to see if there are areas of your heart not getting blood flow at stress.
Avatar n tn Went to family physician who was concerned and suggested nuclear stress test or CAT angiogram and gave me a choice. He ruled out blood work to look for enzymes. He told me the CAT would require prior insurance approval and recommended nuclear stress test. Like the EKG's I am sure that nothing will show up on the stress test. Should I save the insurance co pays etc and go straight to CAT angiogram? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.
Avatar m tn Every medical test has false negatives because neither humans nor machines operate with 100% accuracy. However you are in very serious jeopardy whenever you receive a false negative result on a Cardiolite stress tests. That's because of an astonishing fact about cardiologists in the U.
Avatar n tn Adenosine is the radioactive tracer that they inject into your artery for the nuclear stress test. This link explains the test very well: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/services/tests/nuclear/adenosine.aspx Good luck!
963268 tn?1312900315 A nuclear stress test measures blood flow to your heart muscle both at rest and during stress on the heart. It's performed similar to a routine exercise stress test, but provides images that can show areas of low blood flow through the heart and areas of damaged heart muscle.