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My father 66 yrs old went and had a Nuclear Stress Test last week and had an accident and died. The stories I am getting are confusing but some people are saying he only had 1 & 1/2 beers but his blood alcohol level was 0.09. What I am wondering is what are the effects of having this test and then drinking afterwards? Can it cause a heart attack? I attached the picture of the test results.  Is there a possibility that the drugs used could change the results of the blood alcohol levels?

Hi Christina,
The test shows evidence of coronary artery disease causing the abnormalities. The test has nothing to do with why your father had an accident, a heart attack and died, but his drinking certainly might have!
Hope this helps,
Dr T

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