The test measures the amount of pressure being put on your heart during times of physical activity as well as resting. This gives our doctors an idea of how your heart is working and whether or not treatment is necessary.
The nuclear stress test also shows our cardiologists the areas of low blood flow, as well as any damaged heart muscle that is present. The test can be done through exercise or medicine.
The test is called a “nuclear” stress test because our cardiologists inject a harmless radioactive dye into your blood stream to reveal any problem areas in the heart and to see them more clearly in the images.