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... It is true that the Nuclear Stress test is not perfect, no test is. I'm sorry for the difficulties that you and your husband have been through. ... (9 replies)
... I understand your concern. I have been in your shoes. I had complete cardiac work ups the past two years both of which included Nuclear Stress tests and both normal. I continued to have pain and discussed the possibility of a cath to my cardiologist as I was still experiencing some chest pain. ... (9 replies)
... I am at a loss of what to do about my problem. I have chest pain but I also have costochondritis so it gets confusing knowing what it what. ... (9 replies)

... I don't trust this test too.... It's wasting time and wasting money! ... (9 replies)
... I have costochondritis also. I get a lot of chest pain and was told if you push on the area and it hurts it is not cardiac, you cannot reproduce heart pain. My Dr. ... (9 replies)
... I've got a angiogram scheduled due to an abnormality that showed on the image on the stress test, but not on the EKG. ... (2 replies)
... with a homogeneous pattern and I was in mortal fear of Lupus. But there are so many other conditions, like RA, Sjoergen's Syndrome, Scleroderma, TB, and even some drug reactions that can give such a high ANA. ... (9 replies)
... Hi Lenin - Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, I have had three positive ANA's. The second one was 1:160, third was 1:640 - all were speckled. The Dr. did run a couple more antibody tests on me that came back negative so that's pretty good news. Also, my sed rate and CRP have been checked several times and sed rate is always normal and CRP has been undetectable. I... (9 replies)
... run. Do you know the PATTERN of your ANA? ... (9 replies)
... I am male approaching 50 in two years. During my annual body check up my family doctor arranged for a Nuclear Stress Test for me. ... (14 replies)
... I'd go along with what your Dr says and have the test done. ... (3 replies)
... and I'm trying to keep calm about my nuclear stress test tomorrow morning and hoping someone can give me some idea of what to expect. I'd also like to know what more they can find by using it. ... (0 replies)
... Going from memory I believe the accuracy of a nuclear stress test is around 87%. An angiogram is the only 100% way of knowing if you have coronary artery disease - 50% of people who drop dead from CAD have no symptoms. :( Have the angiogram done - it could save your life. (2 replies)
... most of the posts you read are from those that are the exception to the rule and although the information provided is very valuable, it paints a skewed picture of these test results. ... (6 replies)
... your dog. Where exactly did your jaw hurt. I get this pain in my jaw when i get emotionally upset. It feels like it is on my lower jaw about an inch or so left of my chin. But it seems i can get this same pain even if i am just sitting and doing nothing at all also. ... (6 replies)
... How accurate are heart tests such as a stress echo and a nuclear stress test. I had both done in July and my cardiologist basically gave me a clean bill of health in terms of my heart. Like I previously posted, I had symptoms that went away in November but now they are back again. ... (6 replies)
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May 19, 2007
... I just asked my cardiologist this question in April. I am a 49 year old male and I had complete cardiac workups in Feb 05 and Mar 06. They included echos, nuclear stress tests and bloodwork, all normal. ... (4 replies)
... I agree with you about the risk factors coming into play. I am considered very low risk so I think that's why Dr's are hesitant to push for any further testing. But as I said before if I continue to have concerning symptoms or anything gets worse I will not hesitate to go back to the Cardio. (9 replies)
... Thank you so much for the reply. Your response does give me a lot to think about. In addition to the Costochondritis I have I also have had a positive ANA (1:320) so there is the possibility I have an autoimmune process going on. I am going to be seeing a Rhuematologist in April about this. If I feel my symptoms get worse I will let my Cardio know and go from there. (9 replies)
... Months of chest pain is what brought me here. I just don't see how they can ignore this test comment as if it's normal when all evidence points otherwise... ... (11 replies)




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