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How often should I have a nuclear stress test?

I have 3-stents implanted 4-5-2004. How often should I be given a nuke/stress test? I am 78 years old.  

submitted by Max from Lake Forest, California on 3/28/2014

Answer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Neil E. Strickman, MD  

Neil E. Strickman, MDAs of today CMS (Medicare) will only allow nuclear testing every 2 years, if the patient is asymptomatic. I believe that this is a fair assessment.   

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