Angina is chest pain that is not in itself an illness, but rather a symptom of a potentially serious condition. The most common form is “angina pectoris,” which is chest pain that occurs when your heart doesn’t get the nutrients it needs to function properly. The American … Read More
nuclear stress test
In addition to blood tests, chest X-ray, EKG, echocardiogram, PET scan, or MRI, your doctor may prescribe a nuclear stress test or a MUGA scan. These are all ways a cardiologist can evaluate heart failure.
Your cardiologist will begin by taking a thorough medical history, discussing your symptoms, and … Read More
An exercise stress test is a common screening used to help diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD) or a heart rhythm problem that is brought on by exertion---a time when the heart is working harder than it does at rest. A standard stress test uses an electrocardiogram (EKG) to measure changes … Read More