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Is it safe to take nuclear stress test every 6 months?

By Anonymous March 16, 2011 - 11:15am
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Hi Anon

Thanks for your question and welcome!

The difference between a regular stress test and a nuclear one is the imaging of your heart that the nuclear stress test provides. This is done using very low amounts of a radio active solution - about the same amount as a regular x-ray of your chest.

It's generally considered quite safe but many people wouldn't want this twice a year, no matter how low the dosage.

A nuclear stress test is done to look for heart disease and should not need to be done every 6 months, especially for a healthy person. Nor even yearly. Is there some particular reason why you'd need this twice a year?


March 16, 2011 - 1:32pm
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