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Thalium

I am scheduled to have a thalium stress test next week and have always been afraid of having new substances ingested or injected into me.  Can you tell me if there are any side effects or allergic reactions I should be concerned with? I am allergic to non-steroidal anti-inflammatories.  Thank you for your time.  I hate being neurotic about this stuff, but once you have had an allergic reaction to something, you tend to always be afraid.
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Dear alwyr,
Thallium is a nuclear tracer agent that is used similar to a "dye" to view the blood flow to the heart.  It is usually mixed with saline (salt water) before injection.  It is quickly cleared from the body and does not cause any side effects or allergic reactions in general.
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how does the info from a treadmill stress test differ from that derived from a thalium stress test? is one better than the other?? is there any pain with a thalium injection? does the patient have any perception of the thalium in there system??  what does a thalium test tell you specifically?? im worried for my mom......
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