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What's stress thallium test?

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Dr. Robert Fietsam
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Shows blood flow

thallium is tagged to red blood cells.
The heart is stressed (increase cardiac outpu), then nuclear scanning helps show if there is equal blood flow to all parts of the heart, by detecting the radioactive thallium.

In brief: Shows blood flow

thallium is tagged to red blood cells.
The heart is stressed (increase cardiac outpu), then nuclear scanning helps show if there is equal blood flow to all parts of the heart, by detecting the radioactive thallium.
Dr. Robert Fietsam
Dr. Robert Fietsam
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