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Stress thallium test

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
See below: A stress thallium test uses a nuclear tracer to visualize blood flow during exercise or chemical stress in a person unable to exercise. The purpose of... Read More
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
A nuclear stress: Test designed to evaluate blood flow during rest and stress conditions. The radioisotope in this case would be thallium.
Dr. Robert Fietsam
Thoracic Surgery 35 years experience
Shows blood flow : thallium is tagged to red blood cells. The heart is stressed (increase cardiac outpu), then nuclear scanning helps show if there is equal blood flow ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
Heart Disease Test: Thallium stress test is a nuclear imaging method that shows how well blood flows into the heart muscle, both at rest and during activity. Normal blood... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Thallium: We use thallium as a myocardial tracer to show parts of the heart that don't get enough blood flow with exercise. We do an exercise test to a target h... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 21 years experience
Yes: With known history of coronary artery disease and prior angioplasty and coronary bypass surgery, any new chest pain/discomfort should be evaluated and... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
A normal stress thallium indicates a low like hood of severe coronary artery narrowing and is thus a predictor of a good outlook over the next 5 years... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Checks heart functio: Thallium is a radioactive (minimally) isotope that is used to study the pumping capability of the heart, usually after heart attack or prior to surger... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Not generally: Some people are concerned that stressing a heart that does have coronary artery disease can cause heart attack. Fortunately never seems to be the case... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Proctor
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Very common: A thallium stress test is an extremely common procedure that allows the doctor to monitor the electrical activity in your heart while you walk on a tr... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Proctor
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Just you: Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes (assuming it is an "exercise" not "chemical" stress). Don't eat or drink anything after midnight. Don't ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Stress with Thallium: A radioactive isotope of thallium, often 201, is injected iv. Heart muscle cells pump some of the radioactive thallium inside; less if blood flow past... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
No: Thallium is a low frequency, low penetration radiation. Nothing to worry about.

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