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is thallium stress test a very common procedure?

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Dr. Jeremy Proctor
11 years experience Family Medicine
Very common: A thallium stress test is an extremely common procedure that allows the doctor to monitor the electrical activity in your heart while you walk on a treadmill with a continuous ekg (usually takes 10min) and to take "before and after pics" of your heart. Pictures are taken before and after walking to see if there is an area of low blood flow, which suggests blockage in a coronary artery.
Answered on Jun 29, 2013
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