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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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According to the Mayo Clinic, a nuclear stress test measures the amount of blood flow to the heart during stress and compares it to the amount at rest. This involves injection of a radioactive dye into the blood and imag... More »

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A chemical stress test uses a medication to increase blood flow to the heart in patients unable to exercise, states the American Heart Association. Myocardial imaging involves injecting a radioactive substance into the b... More »

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