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Why would you have an adenosine/cardiolite stress test done?
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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: Ischemia evaluation.
Adenosine/cardiolite stress test is usually done to look for ischemia.
Adenosine is a pharmacologic stress agent which is used often when patients cannot exercise on treadmill adequately. Cardiolite is the tracer used to image the heart.

In brief: Ischemia evaluation.
Adenosine/cardiolite stress test is usually done to look for ischemia.
Adenosine is a pharmacologic stress agent which is used often when patients cannot exercise on treadmill adequately. Cardiolite is the tracer used to image the heart.
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
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In brief: Inability to run
Generally an Adenosine stress test is done because the patient cannot run on a treadmill, due to pain, balance issues, or some other reason.
The Cardiolite portion is often used with traditional stress tests too, as an additional test to check for reversible ischemia.

In brief: Inability to run
Generally an Adenosine stress test is done because the patient cannot run on a treadmill, due to pain, balance issues, or some other reason.
The Cardiolite portion is often used with traditional stress tests too, as an additional test to check for reversible ischemia.
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