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Does A Myocardial Perfusion Scan Show Blockage In The Heart
Iv just had a stress myocardial perfusion scan to see if blood is pumping around my heart properly, are there any side affects after having this?
I had a large saddle pulmonary embolism 3 months ago & still breathless dr sendin me for a myocardial perfusion scan will this show if clot has gone ?
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Radiation...: Depending on what radiotracer is used, you will be exposed to a small amount of radiation but the benefits of the test should outweigh the risks. Are you having pharmacologic or exercise test? Some of the pharmacologic agents can cause some side effects such as bronchoconstriction but a medication called aminophylline can usually be administered to reverse the side effects. ...Read more
CAD: The purpose is to diagnose significant coronary artery disease (CAD). If the scan is positive for ischemic changes in the heart, then you will benefit from aggressive medical treatment, angiographic treatment, or surgery. If the scan is negative (and done properly), your risk for CAD or a significant injury such as a heart attack in the next few years is very low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: There are no common side-effects from the radioisotope. There have been very rare reports of allergy. There is a theoretical, but unproven risk of the radiation inducing a cancer 10 to 20 years later. There also is a theoretical, but unproven risk of radiation myocarditis. The radiation exposure of 1 rem (about 10 msv ) has not been shown to be harmful. See http://sgoti.Ws/qmhwh7. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only heart: A cardiac perfusion scan measures the amount of blood supplied to your heart muscle. Radiotracers are injected intravenously and travel through blood to heart muscle. Indications for this study include chest pain, previous heart attack, heart surgery and coronary artery disease. Ultrasound, MRI , ct with contrast, arteriography, and brain scans address issues in head and neck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Skin irritation: I assume you are talking about an IV cannula used to administer the tracer and adenosine. The side-effects are the same as they would be for anyone else getting a cannula: bruising and skin irritation being most common. Generally, the IV cannula itself, properly placed, causes no side-effects, and the primary side-effect is bruising from missed attempts trying to get the IV started. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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