What Is A Persantine Thallium Stress Test?

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Alternative Names

Sestamibi stress test; MIBI stress test; Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy; Dobutamine stress test; Persantine stress test; Thallium stress test; Stress test - nuclear


Definition

Thallium stress test is a nuclear imaging method that shows how well blood flows into the heart muscle, both at rest and during activity.


How the test is performed

This test is done at a medical or outpatient center. The test is done in two parts:

Part 1: Stressing the heart:

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