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My cardiologist ordered a myocardial perfusion pet stress test with persantine, so what is it?

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Dr. Sumit Kalra
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Stress test

This is a chemical stress test.
You will be given a medication and then pet scan of your heart will be done to evaluate the blood flow in different parts of the heart. If there is any significant blockage, it will show up as a defect in the images.

In brief: Stress test

This is a chemical stress test.
You will be given a medication and then pet scan of your heart will be done to evaluate the blood flow in different parts of the heart. If there is any significant blockage, it will show up as a defect in the images.
Dr. Sumit Kalra
Dr. Sumit Kalra
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine

In brief: Nuclear scan

This test helps determine the cause of chest pain and helps risk stratify people with known or suspected coronary artery disease.
It can help determine the best treatment for coronary artery disease.

In brief: Nuclear scan

This test helps determine the cause of chest pain and helps risk stratify people with known or suspected coronary artery disease.
It can help determine the best treatment for coronary artery disease.
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Medication

Stress test that utilizes a medication and then images of the heart to determine if there may ischemic cardiac disease.

In brief: Medication

Stress test that utilizes a medication and then images of the heart to determine if there may ischemic cardiac disease.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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