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Is a catheteriization necessary

I am 48 year old female, have had high cholestrol for which I have been on Zetia & Tricor for several years, now is almost normal. I had a bad reaction to the statins- ended up in the hospital with very high liver enzymes.  Recently, I have been getting very lightheaded and experiencing pain in my upper arms. My doctor refered me to a cardiologist who performed the heart ultrasound and the holter which came back normal. The stress test however was abnormal- 1 millimeter st segment depression.  My cardiologist would like to a heart cathetrization and possibly insert stents.  Is this appropriate for a 1 millimeter difference?
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Hi FP, Sory to here yuor haveing problems. I had arecent EKG, that showed aalittle over 2MM in ST. I wa stoldo ne  ihad in 2003,was i MM ST and it wasnt ecen considered abnomal, teh DR. told me it wasnt consdered abnormal unless it was over i MM St.  a stress ahs been orderd for me.
was  yuor stress test a nuclar one or athalium one or jsut a reg stress. You also could ahve a Heart  Scan its non invaive.But main thing is keep up on this, as yuo probley know woemn can have a lot Diff. symtons than men.
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A 64 slice CT scan can produce an excellent image of your coronary arteries.  It is almost as good as an angiogram, noninvasive, and a whole lot cheaper.  
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