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A 45-year-old female asked:

Are there any side affects after having a myocardial perfusion scan if so can you tell me please?

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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Nuclear Medicine 19 years experience
Radiation...: Depending on what radiotracer is used, you will be exposed to a small amount of radiation but the benefits of the test should outweigh the risks. Are you having pharmacologic or exercise test? Some of the pharmacologic agents can cause some side effects such as bronchoconstriction but a medication called aminophylline can usually be administered to reverse the side effects.
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