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Lexiscan for Radionuclide Myocardial Perfusion Study User Reviews

Lexiscan has an average rating of 5.0 out of 10 from a total of 5 reviews for the treatment of Radionuclide Myocardial Perfusion Study. 40% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 60% reported a negative experience.

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5.0/10 average rating

5 ratings from 6 user reviews.

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  • suzle...
  • August 29, 2019

"Immediately after the Lexiscan was injected -> lightheaded, dizzy, nauseated, an uncomfortable substernal feeling, my arms & legs felt weak, very brief strong urge to defecate, followed by SEVERE ABDOMINAL PAIN THAT PERSISTED FOR HOURS! I DEVELOPED NUMBNESS IN MY FEET & A CRAMPY PAIN IN BOTH CALF MUSCLES that lasted all day. They gave me a large cup of regular coffee to reverse the drug. This helped but only temporarily. That evening, I started feeling really sick - not actually nauseated but I had NO desire to eat. The substernal discomfort lasted for 2 days. The weakness, generalized fatigue & muscle aching were still present more than 9 days after the test, severe enough to prevent me from being able to do many of the basic things that need to be done every day!"

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  • Organ...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • August 28, 2015

"I had an anaphylactic reaction. Within 30 sec of the drug being injected, my chest began to tighten and I could not feel my feet. The numbness continued to spread upward until I could feel nothing from my chest down with continuing increased chest pain and wheezing. They placed me in reverse trendelenburg position and called for a cardiologist. I became increasingly diaphoretic,increasing chest pressure, still unable to feel anything below my neck and I could not move my head. I received several IV pushes. It took them over 30 mins to stabilize me and return me to baseline- able to move all 4 limbs with normal vital signs. This occurred within a hospital setting, but they proceeded with the test anyway. I am asthmatic on meds."

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  • Andy
  • June 22, 2018

"The assistants are not RNs They believed the 1/2 life is 15 seconds. Online info is good, but education about this is non-existent before the test. No reversal agent used. I think it should be mandatory. Still have headache and tired eyes, 3 hrs. after."

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  • torbid
  • May 21, 2022

"This is for all the folks that will be getting Lexiscan for a nuclear test. I read the reviews here and was prepared for the very worst. When I got the injection, I waited and steeled myself for side effects. Nothing. I mean nothing at all. Please, please don't worry about the injection. You may well have a non-experience like I did. My guess is there are oodles of people that didn't have a reaction and so didn't write a review."

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  • CA-te...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • February 17, 2024

"I was admitted to the hospital due to high blood pressure and chest pain. The stress test using Lexiscan was one of the tests I did. The RN told me I would be feeling my heart pounding as I was exercising, and that some people would feel nausea too. The technician waited for a cardiologist to be present before the drug was injected. The first thing I felt was warmth taking over my heart. Then I started to feel pressure. The RN advised me to move my feet as it made people feel better, according to her. I believe the test lasted 10 minutes or a little bit less. They reminded me to take deep breaths. I felt a lot of nausea too. It took a lot of mental effort to go through this test, especially to avoid getting into panic mode. The nurse waited for my heart rate to go down before I was taken to another room. After that exam, I felt extremely tired for over 24 hours. My heart rate would go up from simply walking to the bathroom during one day. I started feeling better after the second day."

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  • Steven...
  • June 9, 2017

"Today I had a nuclear stress test with lexiscan and thallous chloride (TC99m rapidly becoming unavailable). As a former Nuc Med Tech I used to give these tests most of which were conducted with Persantine; I would advise the patients that they would briefly feel like an elephant was sitting on their chest. I was a bit apprehensive of the stressing agent but noted absolutely no affects from it. I'm impressed."

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