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What are common side effects from the radioisotope in a myocardial perfusion scan?
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine
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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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Heston
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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Since you are getting radioactive substances you shouldn't be pregnant or even hold an infant in you lap for 24 hours after the test.
For this reason i avoid this test in women in the reproductive years if i can.

In brief: None
Since you are getting radioactive substances you shouldn't be pregnant or even hold an infant in you lap for 24 hours after the test.
For this reason i avoid this test in women in the reproductive years if i can.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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