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stress thallium test

A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
17 years experience in Sleep Medicine
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
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Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience in Cardiology
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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
: 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Very simple stress test.
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Dr. Jeremy Proctor
11 years experience in Family Medicine
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
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Proctor
11 years experience in Family Medicine
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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience in Preventive Medicine
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

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