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What is the sestamibi treadmill stress test?

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Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience in Cardiology
Nuclear Cardiology: I believe you are referring to a cardiac nuclear stress test. This test involves two scans of the heart - at rest and 'stressed' - using the radioactive isotope technitium sestambi 99, aka Cardiolite or myoview. Contrast is used for both scans. The treadmill portion is the stress is also known as an exercise stress test. The patient will walk until achieving and maintaining a target heart rate.
Answered on Jul 12, 2017

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