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A 45-year-old female asked:

Iv just had a stress myocardial perfusion scan to see if blood is pumping around my heart properly, are there any side affects after having this?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Should not: It's a safe test. There should not be any side effects.
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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. Was it pharmacologic or exercise test? Some of the pharmacologic agents can cause some side effects immediately after stress such as bronchoconstriction but a medication called aminophylline can usually be administered to reverse the side effects.
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Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 15 years experience
If you didnt/haven't already you won't feel anything. Now the important thing is to see what the MIBI shows. ;)
Dec 29, 2014
Last updated Dec 29, 2014

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