About the Test
This test is done to evaluate blood flow to the heart, both at rest and with exercise. It is useful in detecting an inadequate blood supply to the heart muscle.
A myocardial perfusion stress test might be ordered if you have been experiencing symptoms such as chest pain, difficulty breathing, fatigue and/or palpitations. It is frequently ordered following a heart attack, angioplasty or open heart surgery to assess your heart's recovery. It is usually ordered prior to cardiac rehabilitation.
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