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A cardiac nuclear stress test is performed to determine if the heart muscle is getting enough blood flow and oxygen during rest and activity, explains MedlinePlus. A nuclear stress test is usually ordered to diagnose or ... More »

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Common diagnostic cardiology procedures include echocardiograms, stress echocardiograms, coronary computed tomography angiography, electrocardiograms and electrophysiology studies, states Cedars-Sinai. Other diagnostic c... More »

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Complications during a chemical stress test are rare, states Mount Sinai Hospital. Potential problems include chest pain, irregular heartbeat, heart attack and shortness of breath. When conducting the test, technicians w... 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 can be performed with an exercise stress test, dobutamine or adenosine stress test, stress echocardiogram or a nuclear stress test, explains WebMD. An exercise stress test involves walking on a trea... More »

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To prepare for a nuclear stress test, wear comfortable shoes with nonskid soles and comfortable clothing, explains MedlinePlus. In some cases, the person is asked to not eat or drink after midnight the night before the t... More »

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A sestamibi, or MIBI, nuclear stress test is an imaging test done to determine the efficiency of blood flow into the cardiac muscles when the heart is both active and at rest, notes MedlinePlus. The test checks if there ... More »

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