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I have had two Thalium Stress Tests within the last 5 years,

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and both of them revealed...
I have had two Thalium Stress Tests within the last 5 years, and both of them revealed no blockage of arteries. Last week I had a Calcium Score test, and the score was 234. I am asymptomatic for heart disease. My internist now wants me to have another stress test, although just a regular test followed by an echocardiogram. Is it possible that I could have this score and still have no blockage? And, how reliable and accurate is the Calcium Score Test, in general?
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Cardiologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 years ago
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Yes, it is possible

You could have collateral circulation.

many times our bodies will grow arteries around blockages

So it really means nothing.

if you have no symptoms, I see no reason for a stress test

in fact, all the thallium tests are a lot of radiation

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Cardiologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 years ago

Please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it. :)

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