Nuclear threat to heart patients? Experts show impact from shortage of radioactive stress test tracer

Posted by on September 16, 2016 1:36 pm
Categories: Top News

Nearly 15 million times a year, heart patients climb onto a treadmill to take a stress test that can reveal blockages in their heart’s blood vessels. But a looming shortage of a crucial short-lived radioactive element means many heart patients could end up getting less-precise stress tests, or more invasive, riskier heart imaging procedures.

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