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Heart testing can be useful in individuals who have one of the major risk factors of heart disease such as elevated lipids, history of smoking, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, obesity, and a family history of heart disease.A consultation in combination with testing is also recommended for those who have symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, and fainting.
An intravenous (IV) access will be placed in your arm and a nuclear isotope will then be injected at peak exercise (stress). Electrodes will be painlessly placed on your skin and you will be asked to walk on a treadmill, slowly at first, with gradual increases in the speed and incline of the machine every three minutes. During this time, you will be monitored for symptoms, heart rate, and rhythm. This test will be terminated at any time if you are unable to continue or at the cardiologist’s advice. Once the exercise portion of the test is complete, images of your heart will be taken. You will than return for repeat resting pictures sometime after a 3 to 14 hour break.
Dr. Reisman is a fantastic cardiac doctor. He took me at the last minute when I felt I was having heart issues and the same day had a nuclear stress test done. This helped me to know that a) my heart is fine but b) that I have an autoimmune deficiency called disautonomia which explains my exhaustion, chest pains etc. Highly recommend this doctor. ~ ZocDoc
A nuclear exercise test is performed in three stages:
The NYC cardiologist might perform a nuclear stress test to determine if:
What does nuclear stress test can tell to your cardiologist?
The nuclear stress test can gives cardiologists vital information regarding:
Typically, the following drugs may be stopped before a nuclear stress test, however, be sure to ask the Manhattan heart specialist before stopping these drugs and follow his instructions:
Doctor’s Note: Do not eat or drink anything for at least three hours prior to your nuclear stress test except for water. A nuclear stress test is a two part test with the first part 1.5 hours and the second part 30 minutes. The second part will take place anywhere from 3 to 14 hours after the first part. If you are pregnant or suspect that you might be, find best cardiologists or Dr. Reisman and let him know immediately. Nuclear Cardiology tests are not performed if you are pregnant.
If you have any questions for the best in class NYC cardiologist or would like to schedule a consultation or appointment please feel free to contact Dr. Steven Reisman of the New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center and indicate which Manhattan office (Upper East Side, Midtown Manhattan, or Wall Street / Financial District) you would like to see the cardiologist for a cardiac consultation.
The information on this website is to provide general information. The information on this website does NOT reflect definitive medical advice and self-diagnoses should not be made based on information obtained online. It is important to consult a best-in-class Cardiologist for a consultation and examination regarding ANY and ALL symptoms or signs including but not limited to chest discomfort, shortness of breath, palpitation or fainting as these may be a sign of a serious illness or condition. An accurate diagnosis and treatment plan should only be made by your physician in order to exclude a serious condition.