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A 37-year-old female asked:

Is a myocardial perfusion scan the same as nuclear stress scan?

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Dr. Praveen Rohatgi
Cardiology 48 years experience
Yes: yes unless they use different medicine
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the purpose of a myocardial perfusion scan?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Nuclear stress test: This is a specialized form of stress test used to confirm the presence of coronary artery disease in patients suspected of having this problem. It uses a low-level nuclear tracer to assess blood flow to the heart muscle before and after exercise-induced stress. In patients who cannot exercise, other pharmacologic means can be used such as adenosine, lexiscan, persantine, or dobutamine.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

What is the function of a myocardial perfusion scan?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Blood flow to heart: It shows blood flow to the heart. It can show old scar of a heart attack or heart muscle that is not getting enough blood , which could mean a future heart attack.
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