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[IP] Stress Test

Is that test also known as a Thallium Stress test?  If it is the same
one I 
didn't have to take my pump off.

There are two non-invasive types of test to look for coronary artery
1. Thallium stress test invovlves exercising and being injected with
thallium. Then the heart is imaged. A second injection is performed
while the patient is at rest and the heart is reimaged.
2. Persantine-thallium stress test involves using persantine as a vessel
dialator to simulate what happens during exercise. Then the heart is
imaged. Then the patient is reinjected at rest and the heart is
Both tests screen for ares of ischemia(tissue at risk) and infarct(dead
tissue). The gold standard to diagnose coronary artery disease is still
There is no reason to remove the pump. The test does NOT use X Rays.
However, you should be cautious about hypoglycemia due to exercise.
Good luck.
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