thallium stress test


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thallium stress test

thallium stress test

Pharmacologic stress imaging Cardiology A myocardial perfusion technique in which the radionuclide thallium-201–201Tl, is injected as a diagnostic adjunct to cardiac stress tests, to detect regional ischemia or infarction; TST is an increasingly popular alternative to the exercise stress test–EST; it is used to evaluate Pts with CAD who cannot perform an adequate EST, and allows risk stratification. Cf Treadmill stress/exercise test.
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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.
On October 23, 1993, at approximately 11:30 am, she went to Rhode Island Hospital as an outpatient for a scheduled Persantine Thallium Stress Test to be performed as part of a pre-operative cardiac assessment prior to surgery for spinal stenosis.
A thallium stress test performed in December 1996 indicated reversible ischemic disease involving the septal wall of the left ventricle and irreversible ischemic disease of the inferior wall of the left ventricular myocardium.
During this time several tests, including a thallium stress test and an electrocardiogram (EKG) were done.