Heart Disease Expert Forum
Thalium stress test
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding heart issues such as: Angina, Angioplasty, Arrhythmia, Bypass Surgery, Cardiomyopathy, Coronary Artery Disease, Defibrillator, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Pacemaker, PAD, Stenosis, Stress Tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Thalium stress test

Can someone give me a brief discription of a thalium stress test
and its purpose. My wife recently had a normal exercise test after what appeared to be a heart attack or angina. The results at first glance appeared normal but further examination of the results has prompted the consultant to go for a thalium stress test.

Thanks.
Related Discussions
238671_tn?1189759432
A thallium stress test is like the stress test she just had, except it also involves taking pictures of the heart with a nuclear camera. It is more sensitive at detecting heart artery problems than a regular stress test and seems like a reasonable next step.
2 Comments
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Isn't Thalium a heavy metal and a carcenogen? How many thalium stress tests can a person undergo before there is a risk of contracting cancer?
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
Avatar_dr_m_tn
CCFHeart MD25Blank
Blank
Request an Appointment
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank