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My cardiology order a nuclear stress test can you explain what is this thanks?

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Dr. Vijay Iyer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Stress test

A nuclear stress test detects blood supply to the heart.
A radioactive tracer is injected into the veins at peak exercise or with a vasodilator. The tracer is taken up by the heart cells and the uprake is proportional to blood flow. By comparing uptake at rest versus exercise we can determine if blood flow is compromised.

In brief: Stress test

A nuclear stress test detects blood supply to the heart.
A radioactive tracer is injected into the veins at peak exercise or with a vasodilator. The tracer is taken up by the heart cells and the uprake is proportional to blood flow. By comparing uptake at rest versus exercise we can determine if blood flow is compromised.
Dr. Vijay Iyer
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Dr. Tony Willson
Family Medicine
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In brief: Stress test that

includes the use of an injectable material to help visualize areas of the heart while you are active.
It is more sensitive than the standard stress test.

In brief: Stress test that

includes the use of an injectable material to help visualize areas of the heart while you are active.
It is more sensitive than the standard stress test.
Dr. Tony Willson
Dr. Tony Willson
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Dr. Tony Maglione
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Nuclear stress test

a nuclear stress test is ordered when for various reasons a regular stress test cannot be done or interpreted accurately.
the nuclear stress test involves doing a regular stress test, either on a treadmill or with an injection with a pharmacological agent. pictures are taken of your heart at rest and after the stress test and then interpreted to see if you have certain types of heart disease.

In brief: Nuclear stress test

a nuclear stress test is ordered when for various reasons a regular stress test cannot be done or interpreted accurately.
the nuclear stress test involves doing a regular stress test, either on a treadmill or with an injection with a pharmacological agent. pictures are taken of your heart at rest and after the stress test and then interpreted to see if you have certain types of heart disease.
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