What is Myocardial Perfusion Stress Testing?
This test is performed to check how blood flows through your heart muscle. A tracer is injected through an IV and a camera scans the tracer in the blood as it flows through the heart muscle before and after you exercise on a treadmill.
If you are unable to exercise on a treadmill, a drug is used to substitute for exercise.
During Your Test
A picture will be taken at resting stage.
To increase your heart rate you will exercise on a treadmill for several minutes or if you are unable to exercise on a treadmill you will be given a medication.
When the exercise is over, a second set of pictures are taken.