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Stress Thallium Test cost in India starts from US $ 600 and varies depending on different factors.
Here is a list of a few factors that affect Stress Thallium Test cost in India:
An important expense when it comes to your Nuclear Stress Test surgery is going to be your doctor’s fees. IndiCure hand-picks only experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering successful heart surgeries. Although the price tag may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon, you can be completely assured of being in safe and experienced hands when you choose heart surgery in India with IndiCure.
Having your Stress Thallium Test surgery in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of this facility also affects the initial quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be affordable.
IndiCure being the most renowned and trustworthy medical tourism companies in India, has made it possible for the patients from across the world to avail best cardiac care in the hands of top cardiac doctors in India at affordable cost.
Nuclear Stress Test is done at some of the best heart hospitals in India with IndiCure. Our doctors are highly skilled and competent to perform the diagnostic test. Besides, the Stress Thallium Test cost in India is very affordable, which makes getting the procedure very lucrative for medical tourists.
With end to end services for your hassle-free Nuclear Stress Test in India, IndiCure has made the entire process of seeking medical tourism in India easy and hassle free for you besides making it affordable.
The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.
We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.
Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the surgeon.
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In fact, we have Special Negotiated Rates with the Hospitals and you can avail Discounted Rates when you choose to Travel with IndiCure.
What is Nuclear Stress (Thallium) Test?
A nuclear stress test, also known as thallium stress test, is a nuclear imaging procedure that determines how well blood flows into your heart when you’re exercising or resting.
A radioisotope, a liquid with a small amount of radioactivity, is injected into one of your veins during the process. The radioisotope will go through your bloodstream to your heart. Once the radiation has entered your heart, a gamma camera can detect the radiation and indicate any problems with your heart muscle.
The thallium stress test can reveal the size of your heart chambers, how well your heart pumps (ventricular function), and how well your coronary arteries supply your heart with blood (myocardial perfusion), as well as whether your heart muscle is injured or scarred from past heart attacks.
When is Nuclear Stress (Thallium) Test required?
Your doctor may order a thallium test for a variety of reasons, including :
- if they suspect your heart isn’t getting enough blood flow when it’s under stress — for example, when you exercise
- if you have chest pain or worsening angina
- if you’ve had a previous heart attack
- to check how well medications are working
- to determine whether a procedure or surgery was successful
- to determine whether your heart is healthy enough to start an exercise program
How is Nuclear Stress (Thallium) Test done?
The procedure can be done under local anesthesia with or without sedation, or even general anesthesia depending on your health and anesthetist’s recommendation, and takes anywhere from 3 to 6 hours.
An intravenous (IV) line is inserted by a nurse or healthcare practitioner, generally on the inside of your elbow. Through the IV, a radioisotope or radiopharmaceutical drug such as thallium or sestamibi is injected.
The gamma camera detects the radioactive substance, which identifies your blood flow. Your heart is photographed throughout both the workout and rest portions of the test.
What Results Can I Expect from Nuclear Stress (Thallium) Test?
The reason for the test, your age, your history of cardiac problems, and other medical factors all influence the outcome.
A normal result indicates that blood flow via your heart’s coronary arteries is normal.
Abnormal results indicate reduced blood flow to a region of your heart caused by constriction or blockage of one or more arteries supplying your heart muscle or scarring of your heart muscle from a previous heart attack, heart illness, or a heart that is excessively big, signalling other heart problems.
Questions to Ask
We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for Nuclear Stress (Thallium) Test surgery in India.
- How experienced is the Doctor?
- Which language does the surgeon speak?
- Is the treatment done in a well-equipped facility?
- What about the risks involved?
Preparation for the Surgery
Prepare to answer questions about your:
- Medical history and exams
- Previous surgeries
- Current medication review
- History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol
Best Cardiologists in India
Dr. Ashok Seth
Dr. Ashok Seth is one of India’s most renowned and sought-after interventional cardiologists, and is regarded as one of the country’s top 10 cardiologists. He has over 32 years of expertise and is known for doing over 50,000 angiograms and 20,000 angioplasties. For executing one of the biggest numbers of angiographies and angioplasties in the world, he was inducted into the “LIMCA” Book of Records.
Dr. T. S. Kler
and Lifetime Achievement Award 2006
Dr. T.S. Kler is the Executive Director of Cardiac Sciences at Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon, as well as the Head of the Cardiology Department. He was the first doctor in India to implant an implanted cardioverter defibrillator in April 1995. (ICD). He also built India’s first electrophysiology department.
Dr. (Col.) Manjinder Singh Sandhu
He is an interventional cardiologist with an impressive 16 years of post-DM expertise and has conducted over 20,000 procedures. His work focuses on difficult coronary treatments such as Primary Cardiac Catheterization (with thrombosuction devices, IABP, and other techniques), Bifurcation lesions, Chronic complete occlusions, and Left Main lesions. Cutting balloons, angiosculpt, IVUS, Rotablation, and other supplementary devices are among his specialties.
Best Cardiology Hospitals in India
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi is a state of the art multi speciality tertiary-care hospital situated in the most posh area of South Delhi. Considered to be the flagship hospital of Apollo group, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital is one of the important landmarks not only in Delhi, but in the world map because of its popularity among the medical tourists. The hospital has been one of the most sought after medical institutions for patients from Asia Pacific and beyond.
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre is one of the most revered medical institutions not only in India, but the entire world. The institute has set benchmarks in cardiac care with path-breaking work over the last 25 plus years. The hospital has the most advanced technology and has seen the best outcomes even in the most complex cardiac cases; be it cardiac surgery, Interventional Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery or Non-invasive Cardiology
My dad was advised cardiac bypass surgery in CA, USA, but because of being uninsured, such high costs of cardiac surgery in the US, we were really not able to afford it. IndiCure has actually helped in saving my dad’s life and we are really grateful for the same.
I am falling short of words, to express my gratitude to the surgeon who was very helpful and courteous.
Will recommend IndiCure to everyone!
Procedure : CABG surgery
My son 4 years old was born with a heart defect which the doctors said needed a highly specialized surgery. Our cardiologist highly spoke of Indian surgeons and suggested us to go to India and in hindsight now I realize how right he was!
My son was successfully operated and I must thank Indicure for the excellent arrangements they made.
Procedure : ToF surgery
I would like to thank IndiCure for all they have done for my mother and me. Without IndiCure our stay would have been very difficult. They made our journey to India very pleasant and were always very attentive to our needs.
I would recommend IndiCure to anybody wanting to come to India for medical treatment.
Procedure : Mitral Valve Replacement
Thank you so much IndiCure for getting my baby free from the hole in her heart. We are looking forward to see her play and grow normally like other children.
Really appreciate the care and help we received from Dr Ruchika and entire team of IndiCure.
Procedure : ASD Surgery
Frequently Asked Questions
We shall share the detailed profile of the surgeon, his experience, success rate and other important information. We shall also give you the details about the cardiac hospitals in India, accreditation, infrastructure and other important details to help you make an informed decision about your cardiac treatment in India. You can also request for a telephonic/video consultation with the surgeon before you decide to travel.
We give you an unbiased opinion about our previous patients’ experience and details about the cardiac hospitals and cardiac surgeons in India. We have our team of specialists who work closely with the hospitals and surgeons before we give you any recommendation. We advise you a careful mix of best cardiac surgeons and top cardiac hospitals in India according to your specific medical requirements.
There is absolutely no catch. The cost of cardiac surgery in India and for that matter, medical treatment in India is much less because of the following
Low cost of endowment in India : Qualified doctors, surgeons, nursing staff, lower investments costs, subsidies by government to private healthcare sector are more as compared to other countries
An exchange rate regime, which is favorable to India (indicative rates only, may not be currently applicable)
1 USD= 75 Indian rupees
1 GBP= 100 Indian rupees
1 Euro= 85 Indian rupees
Yes, almost all heart surgery patients undergo angiography before cardiac surgery. Other tests are also performed before any anesthesia is given.
- Blood tests to evaluate chemistries, blood count and blood type.
- Chest X-ray to evaluate lungs and heart size.
- Carotid Doppler to evaluate blood vessels in the neck leading to the brain.
- Other tests that your doctor feels you must undergo before the surgery
The surgeon makes all efforts to avoid blood transfusion. If you may need blood, the blood banks are there at the hospital to supply blood. The blood banks at the hospitals in India are FDA approved and adhere to international standards of blood screening for all infectious diseases such as AIDS, Hepatitis etc.
We advise you to bring an attendant with you if you are coming for a serious treatment like heart surgery.
In case you are traveling alone for the treatment, we advise you to extend your stay at the hospital till you can be on your own. We shall assist you with a nurse that can take care of you while you are at the hotel, but the best option would be to bring an attendant for physical and emotional support while you recover.
You need to be very careful in using your upper body to allow for your sternum bone to heal well. You should not push, pull or lift anything heavy for at least two months after the surgery. Your surgeon and the medical staff shall give you specific instructions about do’s and don’ts after the surgery. The physical therapist will tell you how to strengthen the muscles.
The duration of stay depends on the type of heart treatment or surgery you undergo. Typically, you would need around 2-3 weeks in India before you can fly back to your country.