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It is important for you to realize, however, that a negative thallium stress test at times may be insufficient to accurately predict the degree of coronary obstruction, and a heart catheterization may be indicated as the next step in your evaluation.
Myocardial infarction was ruled out by a nuclear thallium stress test.
During this time several tests, including a thallium stress test and an electrocardiogram (EKG) were done.
In another case a cardiologist borrowed a kneeling gurney from an ambulance so I could have a thallium stress test, but nobody in the office or lab knew how to use it.
We did the less expensive but less accurate thallium stress test.
If that's the case, your doctor may order a thallium stress test.
To determine if early (4-h) thallium-201 imaging with ribose infusion would enhance detection of thallium redistribution better than late (24-h) imaging without ribose infusion, 15 patients with coronary artery disease underwent thallium stress tests by both methods within 2 weeks.