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Nuclear Stress Test

The patient exercises on a treadmill machine and is given a dose of a specific radioactive material intravenously which specifically travels to the heart muscle, it will tell us if the heart muscle is receiving adequate blood supply.  If the specific radioactive material doesn't get to the heart muscle because of blocked arteries, it means there is a limited blood supply.  This alerts your doctor that perhaps further tests are warranted.  The agents employed are generally Sestamibi and Thallium.