A 41-year-old member asked:
what is a thallium stress test procedure?
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Dr. Richard Tholen answered
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Checks heart functio: Thallium is a radioactive (minimally) isotope that is used to study the pumping capability of the heart, usually after heart attack or prior to surgery in someone with cardiac disease. Sometimes it's done simply to ensure proper cardiac capability in someone with risk factors or prior heart issues. It involves mild to increasing exercise to "stress" the heart and assess function under effort!
Answered on Nov 30, 2014
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