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What is the sestamibi stress test?

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Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
See below: A sestamibi stress test is used to detect decreases in blood to the heart muscle during exercise or chemical "stress." such decreases in flow may indicate partial or complete blockage of one or more of the coronary aeries that supply blood to the heart muscle.
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