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Cardiolite Side Effects
Tomorrow i'm getting a nuclear stress test w cardiolite. Worried about side effects and reaction to the thallium or whatever they use. Should i worry?
Isotopes quite safe: Dyes are not used during nuclear stress tests. Trace radioactive isotopes are but there are no significant reactions to these minute doses used considering the thousands of tests done around the globe daily unless one has a history of being allergic to the thallium or cardiolite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How accurate are cardiolite stress tests for a 29 yr old female? Had one done 3 weeks ago that came back normal but still experiencing symptoms
Had an echo, ef was 76% and 69%. Why 2 different percentages? Is it physically possible possible to have a 90-100% ef? Also cardiolite stress norm.
Myocardial scan: A cardiac perfusion scan measures the amount of blood supplied to your heart muscle. Radiotracers such as thallium or technetium sestamibi (cardiolite) are injected intravenously and travel through blood to heart muscle.2 sets of images are made during rest and exercise and compared. Indications for this study include chest pain, previous heart attack, heart surgery and coronary artery disease ...Read more
, I just had a Exercise Cardiolite Imaging done and the test found a fixed inferior defect with normal wall motion in this distribution. Can u explain?
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Stress thallium: The study is made to look at the possibility of clogged arteries in the heart that can be more discernible with exercise or stress. If distribution of dye is poorer in some areas, these have to be defined with angiogram to be able to treat them. If there is diffuse disease and equalization, it can miss. If there are collaterals the area would still look good. It is not to predict mi, only vessels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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