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Is it safe to smoke after a myocardial perfusion scan thallium scan cardiac nuclear imaging?

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Dr. Peter Nefcy
Radiology
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In brief: Well...

Since you had a cardiac nuclear scan, I assume your doctors were looking for coronary artery disease.
You seem to be a smoker, which makes artery disease worse. So smoking is not a good thing for you, and you should try to stop. Having said that, you are probably not in any more immediate risk for heart problem for smoking after the nuclear exam. Long term risks are greater with smoking.

In brief: Well...

Since you had a cardiac nuclear scan, I assume your doctors were looking for coronary artery disease.
You seem to be a smoker, which makes artery disease worse. So smoking is not a good thing for you, and you should try to stop. Having said that, you are probably not in any more immediate risk for heart problem for smoking after the nuclear exam. Long term risks are greater with smoking.
Dr. Peter Nefcy
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Dr. Jessica Allan
stop smoking!!!
Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: It is never safe to

Although it is no more risky to smoke after a scan, it is never safe to smoke.

In brief: It is never safe to

Although it is no more risky to smoke after a scan, it is never safe to smoke.
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine

In brief: No

It is never "safe" to smoke! but there is no particularly increased risk due to the thallium perfusion scan.
So go ahead and smoke but take serious measures to stop, soon.

In brief: No

It is never "safe" to smoke! but there is no particularly increased risk due to the thallium perfusion scan.
So go ahead and smoke but take serious measures to stop, soon.
Dr. Thomas Heston
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