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Testing After Heart Procedures (ASNC)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Tests
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Format: HTML, PDF
Most recent update: 03/01/2022
If you’ve had heart bypass surgery or a stent procedure to open a blocked artery, a test that takes pictures of your heart while it is being stressed can help show how well the treatment is working. But unless you are experiencing symptoms of heart disease, this test usually isn’t helpful in the first few years after either procedure.