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When is nuclear stress test done?

I have had 2 EKGs in the past motnhs that were both normal. I drank some cold water fast recenty and had what my doctor said was an esphogeal spasm but he ordered a nuclear stress test as a precaution. I had an echo stree test 7 yrs ago (at 50) which was normal. I have no pain or symptons. Is this test really necessary?
Mon, 9 Jan 2017
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Hi,

If you are not an elderly, no chest pain on exertion, no family history, no smoking or hypertension or high cholesterol, then test is not necessary. If some of these risk factors are present, still it may not be needed, but you can have it to be on a safer side.


Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Sagar Makode
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When is nuclear stress test done?

Hi, If you are not an elderly, no chest pain on exertion, no family history, no smoking or hypertension or high cholesterol, then test is not necessary. If some of these risk factors are present, still it may not be needed, but you can have it to be on a safer side. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Sagar Makode