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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to be around kids after a myocardial perfusion scan?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Yes, but...: Yes if you are more than 6 feet away from them for the first 24 hours. After that no restrictions
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: If you are released from the clinic, you will meet federal and state regulations designed to make it safe to be around other people, including children.
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Small exposure: The doses of radiopharmaceuticals used for these scans are usually relatively low dose. However thallium (half life 2.7 days) gives more radiation than technetium sestamibi (half life 6 hrs).Radiation reduction depends mainly on two factors time and distance. If you do not stay close to child for prolonged time then radiation exposure is reduced.Growing children more sensitive to radiation.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the purpose of a myocardial perfusion scan?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Nuclear stress test: This is a specialized form of stress test used to confirm the presence of coronary artery disease in patients suspected of having this problem. It uses a low-level nuclear tracer to assess blood flow to the heart muscle before and after exercise-induced stress. In patients who cannot exercise, other pharmacologic means can be used such as adenosine, lexiscan, persantine, or dobutamine.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

What is the function of a myocardial perfusion scan?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Blood flow to heart: It shows blood flow to the heart. It can show old scar of a heart attack or heart muscle that is not getting enough blood , which could mean a future heart attack.
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