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is the thallium stress test a risky thing to do?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Very simple stress test.
Answered on Feb 18, 2012
Dr. Matt Malkin
15 years experience Anesthesiology
Not generally: Some people are concerned that stressing a heart that does have coronary artery disease can cause heart attack. Fortunately never seems to be the case. Can get arrythmia from some meds, but complications also quite rare. Usually benefit far outweighs risk.
Answered on Jan 24, 2015
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