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lexiscan sestamibi stress test

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience in 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience in 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 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience in 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
pharmacologic stress: Often we use other agents but Persantine is injected and the patient is either imaged soon after or after a little exercise, after the Persantine admi ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
See link below: Access the link below. It is very comprehensive. www.drugs.com/cons/lexiscan.html detailed drug information for lexiscan. Includes common brand names ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience in 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience in 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 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
No: While it is reassuring that there is no evidence for hemodynamically significant blockages in your heart arteries it does not determine if u have any ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Lexiscan: The lexi study uses radioisotopes for imaging, the echo study uses ultrasound and no radioactive exposure. Lexiscan agent is not a heart stimulant, D ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Ask your own doctor: Please ask your own physician about these results. S/he knows you & your history, and can both interpret your study and advise you.

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