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I was wondering what are the dangers and possible side effects of myocardial perfusion scans?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Perfusion scans: The main risks to these studies relate to the exercise stress used and to the radiation exposure. In general both are very well controlled and the complications and negative outcomes to these studies are very few and uncommon in good labs. The commonest side effects are with Persantine and Adenosine used to simulate exercise. Regadenoson a newer agent has few side effects.
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