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Experience:  int.medicine board eligible, research fellowship cardiology.. working at UTMCK
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I had a nuclear stress test yesterday with radiation

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hello.. I had a nuclear stress test yesterday with radiation injection with stress and after.. Cardiologist says all look normal. How good is this test? Is it reliable?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Salar replied 8 years ago.
nuclear stress is very reliable in finding problems with heart
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Is there another test more reliable than this one or are they all about the same?
Expert:  Salar replied 8 years ago.
coronary angio / cath and CTA are more reliable
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
are they more dangerous? Do you suggest someone who hasnt had any finding through other tests of heart trouble to get an angio?
Expert:  Salar replied 8 years ago.
more risk as they are invasive. NO