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Some information is urgently required, purely because I am


I am booked in for a Stress Scan, which involves having an injection

of  a radioactive substance into an artery, then scanned for  possible

heart activity.or, not, A gap of a week is taken between the scans (two)

Has anyone ,endured this procedure. ??? If so.. will you please

tell me that it was not as bad as I think it will be. Before I leave the


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    I've had this test done and there is nothing to worry about. Don't worry and just do as the doctors say.

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      Hello. really glad to hear from someone , I felt like a radioactive

      dose would put me on the Chernobil  people.  Did you feel anything at all ??

      The problem is, I have a stomach tumour , which  is dormant---ish

      at the moment.. and I would hate something to wake it up


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      I had no side effects from this procedure and felt great afterwards. How old are you and what kind of heart condition have you been diagnosed with or haven't you been? What led doctors to request this test for you?

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      Quite frankly Cheryl, i really don't know why they are bothering

      I have had By-pass surgery twice over the last 16 years.

      I had off the scale B.P for  8  times All other obs were perfectly 

      normal. the consultant ,when i asked why. he said he didn't know.

      but it was probably because I was in Hospital. "White coat ""

      syndrome .Unbelievable !!!!!!. We had a fairly heated conversation ,

      about  meds for hearts, and a bit more. He was not a Cardiac 

      consultant ,so i did not take his comments very seriously   


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      Ask to be referred to cardio specialist as I really feel there is more going on with heart so test may give them more answers. I had issues and plenty of test over the past 15 years and last year i was finally diagnosed with Hocm which 1 out of 500 people have and its inherited from my moms side of the family. An angiogram gave them the information they needed to diagnose me.

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