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Could a man with a big belly stomach triggers false positive thalum nuclear stress result and show shadow or false blockage at lower side of heart. ?

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Dr. Alan Schimmel
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology

In brief: Doubtful

If dual isotopes are used this should not occur or if sestamibi is used for the stress images this should not occur however nuclear stress studies are only 93% accurate in any event.

In brief: Doubtful

If dual isotopes are used this should not occur or if sestamibi is used for the stress images this should not occur however nuclear stress studies are only 93% accurate in any event.
Dr. Alan Schimmel
Dr. Alan Schimmel
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Dr. Mary Callahan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Nuclear scan

It is possible for patients with different body shapes and sizes to affect their nuclear scans.
For example women with large breasts and men with a large belly can influence the scan. It is best to follow with your cardiologist to review the results for you.

In brief: Nuclear scan

It is possible for patients with different body shapes and sizes to affect their nuclear scans.
For example women with large breasts and men with a large belly can influence the scan. It is best to follow with your cardiologist to review the results for you.
Dr. Mary Callahan
Dr. Mary Callahan
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