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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Isotopes quite safe: Dyes are not used during nuclear stress tests. Trace radioactive isotopes are but there are no significant reactions to these minute doses used consi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Myocardial scan: A cardiac perfusion scan measures the amount of blood supplied to your heart muscle. Radiotracers such as thallium or technetium sestamibi (cardiolit ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
MANY PEOPLE DO : Every day.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Inability to run: Generally an Adenosine stress test is done because the patient cannot run on a treadmill, due to pain, balance issues, or some other reason. The Card ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience Internal medicine
None: Tbere is no radiation exposure on a nuclear cardiology stress test. The tracer chemical is a harmless radioisotope, usually technitium, but sometimes ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Depends on situation: Nuclear stress test involves looking at perfusion of heart for defective areas representing coronary artery disease looking for areas of permanent dam ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Tests: in your age group the tests you had suggest that you presently have no significant problems with coronary blood flow. You won't get a guarantee for th ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Caffeine can: Interfere with pharmacological nuclear stress tests...Best would be to do test with exercise or defer to caffeine free time.
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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Yes: A stress test is designed to progressively increase the heart rate and cardiac workload in order to bring out signs and symptoms of obstructive corona ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Adenosine stress $$$: The cost depends on where you live and whether test is being done in a hospital facility or cardiologist office the cost can vary from 800$ to 2000$.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
17 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Yes...: Yes...Nuclear stress tests can have false positive results. There are different types of nuclear stress tests. There is treadmill vs. Pharmacologic ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Kaufman
18 years experience Internal Medicine
For what?: These tests provide different information and have different indications. Stress tests are to look for evidence to support a diagnosis of symptomatic ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
17 years experience 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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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Caffeine: You should avoid caffeine and beta blockers, just because they interfere with the test.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
It is never safe to : Although it is no more risky to smoke after a scan, it is never safe to smoke.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Zero: There's no chance for blockage. If your pulmonary artery pressure was reported on your echo, than there's no chance that's been missed either.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Don't think so: But i would discuss with your cardiologist to be sure.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Medication : Stress test that utilizes a medication and then images of the heart to determine if there may ischemic cardiac disease.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
2 reasons: The Dobutamine is to make the heart pump harder and faster (stress the heart) in patients unable to walk on a treadmill. The echocardiogram is sometim ... 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 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
Different info/risk: In a stress test, you have an echocardiogram (sound wave test to evaluate the muscle squeeze, valve function, etc), you exercise, and then get re-echo ... Read More
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