Question by tennis: Is it necessary to have a nuclear stress test once a year following a heart attack?
My husband’s cardiologist wants him to have a nuclear stress test once a year for the rest of his life. He is 53. I have heard that they can be dangerous. Is this really necessary? Is there a better test for the heart?
Answer by smilingstks
I have never heard of this, I have had a heart attack, aortic valve re-placed and the only test my cardiologist recommends yearly is a echo. I have had the nuclear stress test before, but that was when i was getting ready for the valve to be re-placed. Ask the Doctor why this is necessary, I do not think it will hurt him either way.
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