A 41-year-old member asked:
nuclear stress test and cardiac coronary ct angiogram, which do you recommend?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Gerald Mandell answered
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Depends on situation: Nuclear stress test involves looking at perfusion of heart for defective areas representing coronary artery disease looking for areas of permanent damage versus areas that are reversible possible related to area of coronary narrowing. Coronary ct angiogram looks at anatomy of coronary arteries looking for areas of narrowing and blockage.Answer depends on information physician needs and insurance.
Answered on Jan 29, 2020
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