A 25-year-old member asked:
What is the sestamibi stress test with adenosine?
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Dr. Charles Jost answered
35 years experience in Cardiology
MPS: I believe you are referring to a myocardial perfusion scan, where technitium sestamibi 99 is the radioactive isotope that is injected intravenously so that images can can be taken of the heart at rest and 'stressed' or exercrsing -which brings us to the adenosine: a pharmacological agent used to 'stress' the heart instead of walking on a treadmill. Lexiscan is the stress agent of choice now.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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