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I have questions regarding an ekg I had at pcp a week ago

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Hi I have questions regarding an ekg I had at pcp a week ago
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.

Do you know what it showed?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I went to cardiologist for emergency appointment and had an echocardiogram of my heart which he said was fine but now he says I need a nuclear stress test and I am wondering why. Other than having way too much stress in my life right now to the point of being intolerable which is causing extremely high bp among other things, i have never had chest pains or shortness of breath. Is this test really necessary if the echocardiogram came back fine? I also have read that ekgs are not always accurate and am wondering if mine was showing abnormal because I was so stressed out at the doctor's office, my bp was over stage two hypertension
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.

If you have no symptoms, stress test likely isn't indicated.

Plain and simple