Dipyridamole Cardiac Perfusion

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Johnny Knee Bone
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   Posted 11/7/2008 9:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone know about this or had it done ? I'm wondering how the pictures are taken of the heart I only know I will be doing one at rest and the following day doing one with treadmill test both days , IV invection of tetrofosmin . heres how it reads on the prestudy test sheet ...arrive 20 minutes prior to your test both days no caffiene for 24hrs prior to you exam .
 
A registered nurse or technologist will take a breif medical history .After test has been explained you will be asked to sign a consent form . You will then get an injectionof aradioactive material called tetrofosmin which will show the blood flow to your heart muscle at rest . After 20-30 minute wait ,a25 minute scan is taken of your heart .
 
day two same thing except
 
.....your heart will be stressed either by walking on a treadmill or by injecting a medication this will be followed by another injection of tetrofosmin. After 15 to 45 minute wiating period , the pictures of your heart are then repeated .
 
I'm curious do they mean catheteroscopy or xray , or ultrasound (echocardiogram)
 
 
 

Johnny Knee Bone
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 11/7/2008 9:59 PM (GMT -7)   
sorry if this sounds stupid I found this googling so just to be sure the camera is not a catheteroscopy ??? its an exterior imaging camera ?>>>>

>>>Approximately fifteen minutes after the exercise is complete, pictures will be taken of your heart using a special camera able to trace either MYOVIEW or Thallium that has localized in your heart. You will be asked to lie down on a special table. The camera will rotate above and around your chest while special pictures are being taken, which will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete. You may breathe normally while the pictures are being taken. It is very important that you hold very still while the camera takes the pictures of your heart. You will not receive any radiation from the camera.
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