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what's stress thallium test?

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Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Shows blood flow : thallium is tagged to red blood cells. The heart is stressed (increase cardiac outpu), then nuclear scanning helps show if there is equal blood flow to all parts of the heart, by detecting the radioactive thallium.
Answered on Mar 14, 2015
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