Nuclear Stress Test

What is Stress Test?

Stress Test is also called as Exercise Stress Test. This test helps us to know how our heart works during physical activity. Your doctor will recommend stress test if you have signs of coronary artery diseases, angina or irregular heart beat.

This stress test may also guide doctor about treatment decisions, Measure the effectiveness of treatment and severity if you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease.

A stress test usually involves walking on a treadmill or riding stationary bike your heart rhythm, blood pressure and breathing are monitored. Or you’ll receive drug that mimics the effects of exercise.

Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for your stress test.

You may be asked not to eat, drink or smoke for a period of time before stress test. You may need to avoid the caffeine the day before and the day after the test.

Ask your doctor if it’s safe for you to continue taking prescriptions that he gave before the stress test, because they might interfere results of stress test.

Wear or bring comfortable clothes and running shoes. If you are having nuclear stress test don’t apply oil or lotion to your skin that day.

A nuclear exercise stress test is similar to traditional cardiac stress test but adds an extra diagnostic dimension. A little amount of radioactive substance is injected into your bloodstream that helps your blood flow “glow” as it passes through your arteries and heart. A special camera produces computer images of your heart in action. This gives your cardiologist a clear view of your blood flow to your heart at rest and during exercise.

We at Advanced Cardiovascular Care center take cardiac syncope very seriously and give advanced treatment in the woodlands, Texas with highly experienced cardiologists dedicated to provide the highest quality cardiovascular services. Prevention is always strongly emphasized by health care professionals at Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center.  They provide the best education regarding weight management and life styles changes designed to promote heart health.

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