Ok I have posted here before, 52 yrs old male,LAD 4mm des 10/8/10 all good since, run or bike everyday, eat good HDL=102,LDL=70, Try's=49 weight is 147 5'9" Had a follow up echo stress test in April and a nuclear a year ago. Now will I have to have a stress test every year ?? I know there is good money to be made doing these tests but if its not nessasary if I have no symptoms then ??? Also which stress test is better ?? I dont mind the echo but do NOT want to keep getting the tracer put inot me no matter how safe they CLAIM it is.... WHats the REAL scoop
Doc, well IF I was to need another I do NOT like the nuclear ones, I have no symptoms I am over 1 yr after LAD 4mm stent. I run 4 miles everyday or bike about 20 miles on the days I do not run. I also do HI Intensity interval 3 days a week. I have zero symptoms or pains. I m still on Plavix. My BP is 107/60 resting heart rate 47 My cardio said he will probably have me do another stress test this year. I know these are nice money makers and I dont mind the echo stress tests but do NOT want the tracer from the nuclear. So...is the echo as reliable as the nuclear post stent ? Can I tell the Dr I would rather not have one unless im having problems ?
I think it's very appropriate just to ask your doctor what the goals of the test are. Emphasize that you feel well and are active currently. Ask if the doctor believes that there would be value in doing another heart catheterization, even if you were asymptomatic - these questions might give you some additional insight.
Dear Doc, I have concerns also about stress test, I dont think Im posting in the correct place. I am set up for an angio in 2 weeks and Im concerned if this is what I need to do. I have been told that the stress test showed a moderate blockage in the right side of my heart, were I have already have 3 stents from a heart attack in 2010. I have had a continued irritating feeling in my back after the heart attack, is this angina? and if placing another stent make me feel better ?
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