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Can Someone Have A Myocardial Perfusion Scan With A Pacemaker
A pacemaker is a device which sends electrical signals to the heart triggering heartbeats when needed. There are many ways to implant and configure a pacemaker; it may beat the top chambers (atria), lower chambers (ventricles) or both. Some systems stimulate both the left and right ventricles together. Pacemakers generally treat abnormally slow heart rhythms and certain ...Read more
How long following a myocardial perfusion scan should I wait before visiting a person with a pacemaker?
Nuclear stress test: This is a specialized form of stress test used to confirm the presence of coronary artery disease in patients suspected of having this problem. It uses a low-level nuclear tracer to assess blood flow to the heart muscle before and after exercise-induced stress. In patients who cannot exercise, other pharmacologic means can be used such as adenosine, lexiscan, persantine, or dobutamine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Stress associated : A myocardial perfusion scan is performed in two steps. One injection of a radiotracer at rest and another at stress ( either treadmill or pharmacological stress test with adenosine, regadenoson, dobutamine, dipyridamole). Only few skin reactions have been reported with the radiotracer injection. Risks are more associated with the stress used for the test such has angina, headache, nausea... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Small exposure: The doses of radiopharmaceuticals used for these scans are usually relatively low dose. However thallium (half life 2.7 days) gives more radiation than technetium sestamibi (half life 6 hrs).Radiation reduction depends mainly on two factors time and distance. If you do not stay close to child for prolonged time then radiation exposure is reduced.Growing children more sensitive to radiation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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