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false positive on cardiolite test
What does a false positive on a cardiolite stress test mean?  What should be the next step, if any?
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The stress test indicates a medical problem but clinical evidence does not support the diagnosis.
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same thing happen to be 5 years ago,  my dr says very common with woman and in their 30 says the test are made for men what he told me.
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Is that the same as a nuke stress test?
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Yes a cardiolite test is a nuclear test. Cardiolite is a brand name of a radioactive technetium compound that's used as a tracer.

Anne400, one possible followup is a stress echocardiogram, especially if there is any doubt about whether the positive result was false. But false positive nuclear stress tests are apparently very common, especially in women because breast tissue can absorb the tracer signal making it look as if part of the heart muscle isn't perfusing properly.
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