Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Echocardiogram or nuclear stress test?
Which would be better for showing heart trouble... an echocardiogram or nuclear stress test?  
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
367994 tn?1304957193
A nuclear stress test lets doctors see pictures of your heart while you are resting and shortly after you have exercised. The test can give information about the size of the heart's chambers, how well the heart is pumping blood, and whether the heart has any damaged or dead muscle. Nuclear stress tests can also give doctors information about your arteries and whether they might be narrowed or blocked because of coronary artery disease.

An echo will take images of the heart at rest only, and does not include a perfusion test.  Perfusion (blood flow) test can/will observe any occlusions with exertion,  an echo can not show any vessel occlusions, but it will show any wall movement inpairment from a prior heart attack, etc.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Do You Have Vascular Disease? Help Us With a User Study - $50 Gift Card!
Start by taking this 2-minute survey that will help us help people with vascular conditions like PAD.

If we’d like to interview you, we’ll reach out via e-mail. Those selected will receive a $50 gift card for their time.
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1480750569
Blank
Netherlands
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Ireland
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
drifter0213 commented on 45
19 hrs ago
Avatar universal
Blank
Confuscio Confuscious Comment
Feb 19
406584 tn?1399591666
Blank
10356 commented on 45
Feb 19
Heart Disease Community Resources