Hey there Evergreen, welcome to HEALINGWELL.
First, I want to say, I am sorry you are going through this, and I do hope you do whatever it takes to feel better.
I also want to say, I don't know where you are getting your information on the Thallium Stress Test, but please don't let whatever you hear take you away from getting this test, that can be so important to you.
You asked what the test gets you...here is the answer...
The thallium stress test is useful to determine:
1...Extent of a coronary artery blockage
2...Prognosis of patients who've suffered a heart attack
3...Effectiveness of cardiac procedures done to improve circulation in coronary arteries
4...Cause(s) of chest pain
5...Level of exercise that a patient can safely perform
That seems to be worth it, doesn't it? The test is a bit time consuming, and is usually done along with an exercise stress test on a treadmill or bicycle.
I personally have not done this test myself, but know a bit about
it. I do hope if your doctor is suggesting this that you go along with it.
Wishing you the best, and I do hope you stick with us here at HEALINGWELL.
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