Nuclear Stress Testing

Family Physicians of Spartanburg nuclear stress testing services are performed by our highly trained technician with over 25 years’ experience. If required by your provider, the nuclear stress test involves taking two sets of images of the heart – one while you are at rest and another after your heart is stressed, either by exercise or exertion. The test provides images that can show areas of low blood flow through the heart and damaged heart muscle.

Why We Use Nuclear Stress Testing

To diagnose coronary artery disease. Your coronary arteries are the major blood vessels that supply your heart with blood, oxygen and nutrients. Coronary artery disease develops when these arteries become damaged or diseased — usually due to a buildup of deposits called plaques.

If you have shortness of breath or chest pains, a nuclear stress test can help determine if you have coronary artery disease.

To see the size and shape of your heart. A nuclear stress test produces images that show if your heart is enlarged and can measure its pumping function (ejection fraction).

To aid in determining treatment of heart disorders. If you have been diagnosed with coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, or other conditions of the heart, your provider may use a nuclear stress test to gauge the progress of a prior prescribed treatment. Additionally, a nuclear stress test may also be used to help establish the right treatment plan for you by determining how much exercise your heart can handle.

If you or a loved one suffers from coronary heart disease, shortness of breath or chest pains we encourage you to schedule an appointment today. Please contact our team today and let us assist with you and your family’s health

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