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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
I accidently spent 30 minutes with a patient during a myocardial perfusion scan while I am 3 weeks pregnant. Will it cause problems for my baby?
No: I work in a cardiac cath lab and my nurse was pregnanat and wore a badge outside her lead apron. It received essentially zero radiation despite hours and hours of exposure. The key is the inverse square law. The radiation drops off very quickly as you move inches away from the source (the patient's bloodstream). You have had a negligible exposure - you get more on a sunny day! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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Stress test: It is paramount that the patient is completely still when undergoing myocardial perfusion scanning -- therefore if the myoclonic dystonia is well controlled then you could probably have the scan -- otherwise you have other option of stress and imaging modality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Modern day cataract surgery is minimally invasive and can even be done with just eye-drop (topical) anesthesia. While an implant (silicone or acrylic) is placed during the surgery, there are no restrictions on any future nuclear imaging, mri, ct scan etc.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably: At some hospitals, physicians assistants are who is actually present during the study. As these tests usually involve some type of stressing of the heart, it is important that whoever is supervising the test has the knowledge to make the decision that the patient is stable and that it is safe.. In most cases, a cardiologist has had some input in that decision even if not there for the test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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