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Can someone have a myocardial perfusion scan with a pacemaker?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes , usually a chemical stress with Adenosine , persantine, or Dipyridamole and thallium or sestamibi.

In brief: Yes

Yes , usually a chemical stress with Adenosine , persantine, or Dipyridamole and thallium or sestamibi.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, patients with implanted pacemakers have nuclear stress tests/myocardial perfusion scans.
The EKG portion of the test will reflect the pacemaker (and likely a left bundle branch block) but reversible ischemia can still be detected in the scans.

In brief: Yes

Yes, patients with implanted pacemakers have nuclear stress tests/myocardial perfusion scans.
The EKG portion of the test will reflect the pacemaker (and likely a left bundle branch block) but reversible ischemia can still be detected in the scans.
Dr. Charles Jost
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A pacemaker should not adversely affect the myocardial perfusion scan in any way and you should be confident going ahead with the scan.
The scan will not harm the pacemaker.

In brief: Yes

A pacemaker should not adversely affect the myocardial perfusion scan in any way and you should be confident going ahead with the scan.
The scan will not harm the pacemaker.
Dr. Thomas Heston
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