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After a cardiac evaluation is
performed by your family doctor, he or she may recommend you see a
specialist for one of the following tests or procedures:
Thallium/Myoview Scan (Treadmill)
Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Stress Test is usually done in
Nuclear Medicine Departments or Cardiac Clinics. They may perform the test
on an outpatient or inpatient basis. The test involves two injections of a
small amount of radioactive...more >>
Stress Thallium Scan
people, because of a variety of disabilities or effect of medications are
unable to exercise adequately on a treadmill to achieve an optimal heart
rate. In these cases, an injection of a drug called Persantine can produce
an effect on the heart similar to exercise. Your physician will choose the
type of stress testing.
Exercise first, followed by an
ultrasound of the heart.
Run treadmill hooked up to EKG
that monitors heart while exercising.
- Ankle/Brachial Indices
This test is called an ankle
brachial index. It involves obtaining blood pressures at the brachial
artery and at the ankles.
- Duplex Arterial Mapping
This test is usually ordered
after the patient has had an ABI. It scans all the arteries in the legs
looking for a narrowing or blockage of an artery.
This test is just an extension
of the ABI test with more information obtained at 4 sites on each leg
giving pressures and waveforms on each leg. A more in depth study on the
arterial flow within the lower extremeties.
Duplex Artery Scan
This test is a scan of the
abdomen looking at the kidneys measuring the size of the kidneys and
finding the renal arteries leading to the kidney's looking for blockages
or narrowing of the renal arteries. This test is usually ordered because
the patient has uncontrolled high blood pressure.
This test involves obtaining
information on arterial flow to the brain and accessing the
atherosclerotic plaque within the artery.
Duplex Vascular Study
This is a scanning of the
abdomen region looking for a focal dilation of the aorta artery.
This test involves an
examination of the legs or arms looking for a deep vein thrombus (blood
clot). patients usually experience swelling, shortness of breath, limb
Doppler & Colorflow
Ultrasound of the heart.