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i have a follow-up quesetion. i consulted with a cardiologist before my cataract surgery, which by the way, i went ahead with yesterday with great success. anyway, he told me he thought based on putting all the information together, that my results might possibly be a false-positive on my stress test (which showed a problem with a single vessel) but the only way to really be sure is to perform a nuclear stress. the reason he believes there's a good chance my results were false positive is because:

no family history
low cholesterol
excellent exercise capacity on stress
active
thin
highly anxious during time of test causing b/p to be high at the time
everything else looked norml
NO CHEST PAIN

i have 2 questions:
do you recommend i proceed with the nuclear stress and if they find anything what will they want to do most likely?
and can anxiety cause skewed results: one doctor told me yes; another told me no.

in the meantime, i have successfully completed half of my cataract surgery and felt and did great! thank you for all your help and guidance.

    
    











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do you recommend i proceed with the nuclear stress and if they find anything what will they want to do most likely?

If your doctor has recommended the nuclear test (it's simple and virtually painless, discounting a simple needle stick) definitely do it.  I have one and they're no big deal at all.  What they would do if they found something would depend entirely on what they found, where they found it and to what degree you were affected by whatever it was.


and can anxiety cause skewed results: one doctor told me yes; another told me no.

It can affect some things, like arrhythmias, blood pressures, things like that.  As for anxiety itself giving a false positive, I would doubt it but I cannot say for certain as I'm not a health professional.
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