Nuclear Stress Testing

Palmetto Cardiology Associates of Columbia, South Carolina

Nuclear Stress Testing

Nuclear Stress TestingNuclear stress testing is a way to determine if the heart muscle is getting the blood supply it needs. It also helps find out how well the heart is working.

A nuclear stress test lets doctors see pictures of your heart while you are resting and shortly after you have exercised. The test can give information about the size of the heart’s chambers, how well the heart is pumping blood, and whether the heart has any damaged or dead muscle.

Nuclear stress tests can also give doctors information about the arteries working condition and whether they might be narrowed or blocked due to coronary artery disease.