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How frequently should a nuclear stress test be done?

How often do you need a nuclear stress test?  I have l/s bundle branch block.

submitted by Steve from Florida on 7/06/2013


by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Maher M. Nasser, MD    

Maher M. Nasser, MD A nuclear stress test is usually done when a standard stress test may not be conclusive, particularly in the presence of left bundle branch block (LBBB).  If a patient has known CAD (coronary artery disease) and a nuclear study is normal, then the test could be done every few years.  At times and based on symptoms, a nuclear study may be needed annually.  It depends also on what the physician thinks is in the best interest of the patient. Warm regards.     

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