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A nuclear cardiac stress test shows how blood flows through the heart and heart muscle, states Mayo Clinic. A radioactive dye is injected into the bloodstream, and X-ray images of the heart are taken while the patient is... More »

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A nuclear stress test is a diagnostic test used to determine if the heart gets enough oxygen and blood flow, explains MedlinePlus. The test helps diagnose coronary artery disease, determine if the heart is enlarged or de... More »

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A cardiac stress test typically involves a person exercising on a treadmill or stationary bike at increasing rates of difficulty, according to WebMD. While on the exercise equipment, the person's heart rate, blood pressu... More »

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A cardiac stress test evaluates the amount of workload that the heart can take before it develops a problem with rhythm or blood flow, explains WebMD. The different types of tests include an exercise stress test, a dobut... More »

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A cardiac stress test measures the blood flow to the heart while it is at rest and also during a period of stress, according to Mayo Clinic. A technician takes images of the heart at rest and again when it is working har... More »

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The cardiac calcium scoring test uses a computed tomography scan to check for calcium deposits in the walls of the arteries of the heart. This noninvasive test is useful for detecting heart disease and determining its se... More »

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A nuclear stress test is a diagnostic test used to determine if the heart gets enough oxygen and blood flow, explains MedlinePlus. The test helps diagnose coronary artery disease, determine if the heart is enlarged or de... More »

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