A nuclear stress test is an imaging method that uses radioactive material to show how well blood flows into the heart muscle while at rest and during activity.
This test is done in stages.
Blood pressure and heart rhythm will be watched throughout the test. When the heart is working as hard as it can, a radioactive substance is again injected and the special camera will once again scan the heart.
A physician will compare the first and second set of pictures using a computer. This can help detect heart disease.
A Deborah® physician may order this test if a patient is: provider may order this test to find out:
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