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how is a cardiac perfusion scan used?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Find Bockages: Myocardial perfusion imaging is typically combined with exercise. This test is used to diagnose coronary artery disease in patients with typical symptoms or patients with high risk for coronary artery disease.
Answered on Jan 28, 2015
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Call your doctor: I agree this is a long time to wait. You should call your doctors office to find out if they have received the test results.
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