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Why would you have an adenosine/cardiolite stress test done?

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Dr. Gregory Hines answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

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 Cardiolite portion is often used with traditional stress tests too, as an additional test to check for reversible ischemia.

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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer answered

Specializes in Nuclear Medicine

Adenosine/cardiolite stress test is usually done to look for ischemia. Adenosine is a pharmacologic stress agent which is used often when patients cannot exercise on treadmill adequately. Cardiolite is the tracer used to image the heart.

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