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any side effects from sestamibi

A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Sestamibi SE's: Se's were reported in 5% or less of cases. Probably depends on dose given & other meds pt is taking. Most commonly reported were rash/hives/itching; n ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
45 years experience Cardiology
Sometimes: Cath reveals the size of the arteries to the heart. Nuclear tests can demonstrate whether the heart muscle is receiving adequate blood supply. This ma ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: A sestamibi stress test is used to detect decreases in blood to the heart muscle during exercise or chemical "stress." such decreases in flow may indi ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Nuclear Cardiology: I believe you are referring to a cardiac nuclear stress test. This test involves two scans of the heart - at rest and 'stressed' - using the radioacti ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Parathyroid: Sestamibi is more often used to evaluate the parathyroid glands for possible parathyroid adenoma. They cannot rule out thyroid malignancy. If you have ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience Internal Medicine
See below.: This is a chemical stress test of blood flow to the heart muscle. It is used to evaluate patients who are unable to exercise. Pictures of blood flow a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guido Davidzon
17 years experience Nuclear Medicine
78070: Parathyroid planar imaging.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
MPS: I believe you are referring to a myocardial perfusion scan, where technitium sestamibi 99 is the radioactive isotope that is injected intravenously so ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience Cardiology
NO: Nuclear stress test are done to evaluate coronary circulation/ blockages/CAD. As lagniappe they provide info re LV function. However, there are less e ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
See below: Cath is the gold standard to which any procedure is compared to but is invasive. Msct is non invasive and evaluates the vessel specifically and can as ... Read More
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