Cardiac stress testing is another tool to help the physician assess your heart’s health. Electrodes are placed on your chest and your EKG will be continuously monitored. You will be asked to walk on a treadmill while your physician watches the EKG screen for any changes.
If you are unable to walk on a treadmill, your doctor may wish to induce exertion on your heart with intravenous (IV) medication. As with all heart function tests, your physician will continuously monitor your heart for any electrocardiographic (EKG) changes. Additional pictures of your heart will be taken with a nuclear medical camera. This is a two-part procedure, requiring two sets of pictures (resting and after exertion), and may be performed either all in one day or on two different days. Our Nuclear Stress Test Program is accredited by the InterSocietal Commission for Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories (ICANL).