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Alternatives to Pharmacological Nuclear Scan Stress Test

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Presentation: Pharmacological Nuclear Scan Test
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Alternative tests for heart disease can be used to check the blood supply to your heart.
These tests usually start with the simplest, such as:
· EKG or electrocardiogram
· Treadmill stress test with EKG
· Holter monitor
· Echocardiogram
· Stress echocardiogram
These are useful screening tools that can estimate heart disease, but they give only general information.
These tests usually proceed to more complicated tests such as:
· Cardiac catheterization
These alternatives may require a more complex procedure. At this time, your doctor feels that a Nuclear Scan Stress Test is appropriate for you.
If you would like more information on any of the alternatives, please press the question button now.
 

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