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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
What to do if I'm 53 y/o white female with vice like chest pain,numbness & tingling & perspiration..cardiolite stress normal..what is going on?
Poss false negative: Cardiolyte stress tests in the best laboratories in the world only have 80% sensitivity. You don't mention if your pain is exertional. That aspect of pain is far more important than the other descriptors you use. You need a coronary angiogram to clear the air. It may be normal. Your pain may not be of cardiac origin. But there is a valid indication here to find out. ...Read more
Chances of having arrhythmia caused by CAD only nine months after clean echo and cardiolite study. Also, no significant lifestyle changes since then.
1cm sliding hiatle hernia, echo and cardiolite study perfect in mar '13. Short of breath sometimes doing small things not when exercising hard why?
Should right arm still be hurting & numb from dipyridamole cardiolite stress test done today. Completed at 3:30 pm?
Getting a stress echo done next week. Can thallium (cardiolite) cause a heart attack or is it the actual activity that can cause ha during testing?
Stress testing: The circulation of the heart is evaluated by stress testing. Walking on a treadmill or injection of medicine has the effect of stressing the heart muscle. Sometimes additional information is obtained by simultaneously imaging the heart using ultrasound or injecting a nuclear isotope and scanning the heart with a special nuclear camera. The tests are safe and provide very useful information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
March '13 cardiolite study was unremarkable. Now I have intermittent finger tingling and a pressure sensation on thumb all on left hand. Ideas?
Had echocardiogram, nuclear stress test w cardiolite, EKG and 30 day holter. Does the echo and nuclear test rule out CAD or any potential blockages?
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