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thallium stress test

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience 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 Internal Medicine
No: Very simple stress test.
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Dr. Jeremy Proctor
11 years experience 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 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 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Thallium is a low frequency, low penetration radiation. Nothing to worry about.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: I have had many of these and other than fatigue on the treadmill, no problems.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Thallium: It is safe for a well treated epileptic to have a thallium perfusion study.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: Thallium stress test are usually done in a hospital's nuclear medicine division of the radiology department. Your regular doctor or cardiologist may b ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Depends on symptoms: Acute coronary syndromes, complete w chest pain, ECG changes, and biomarker elevation are an indication for catheterization and possible stent implant ... Read More
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