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What do my stress test results indicate?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: I recently had a stress test done. The EKG portion of the test had a normal result. The nuclear imaging portion had a mildly abnormal result with a summed stress score of 2. Is this a serious condition that will require angioplasty if confirmed by a coronary angiogram.
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome on HCM!

Regarding your concernm I would explain that as your ECG portion of the test has resulted normal and the nuclear imaging portion has a summed stress score (SSS) of 2, then everything is OK.

A summed stress score of< 4 is considered normal.

So, nothing to worry about!

If your clinical symptomatology is non-specific, then with the above test results you don't need to undergo a coronary angiography.

Coming to this point, I recommend following a healthy life-style and diet; avoiding the potential coronary risk factors (smoking, treating possible glucose metabolism disorder or diabetes, treating possible hypertension, treating possible dyslipidemia, engaging in frequent daily physical activity).

Hope to have been helpful to you!

In case of any further uncerttainties, feel free to ask me again.

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
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What do my stress test results indicate?

Brief Answer: I would explain as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome on HCM! Regarding your concernm I would explain that as your ECG portion of the test has resulted normal and the nuclear imaging portion has a summed stress score (SSS) of 2, then everything is OK. A summed stress score of< 4 is considered normal. So, nothing to worry about! If your clinical symptomatology is non-specific, then with the above test results you don't need to undergo a coronary angiography. Coming to this point, I recommend following a healthy life-style and diet; avoiding the potential coronary risk factors (smoking, treating possible glucose metabolism disorder or diabetes, treating possible hypertension, treating possible dyslipidemia, engaging in frequent daily physical activity). Hope to have been helpful to you! In case of any further uncerttainties, feel free to ask me again. Kind regards, Dr. Iliri