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Nuclear Cardiology Diagnostics

A nuclear stress test helps measure blood flow to your heart muscle at rest and during stress. It is similar to a routine exercise stress test but with images in addition to electrocardiograms.

During a nuclear stress test, a radioactive substance is injected into your bloodstream. This substance mixes with your blood and travels to your heart. A special camera or scanner which detects the radioactive material in your heart creates images of your heart muscle. The two most common tests are:

  • Myocardial perfusion scan. During this procedure, you exercise on a treadmill. When you reach your maximum heart rate, you're given the injection. Images are made of your heart shortly after exercise and also a few hours later. This test shows how well blood flows into the heart muscle and can detect narrowing of the coronary arteries.
  • Multigated acquisition (MUGA) scan. In this test, you receive the injection before exercising. Images are made of your heart before and after exercise. A MUGA scan shows the motion of the heart and how well it pumps out blood.
  • If you're unable to exercise, you may be injected with a medication that increases blood flow to your heart muscle simulating exercise for the test.

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Nuclear Cardiology Diagnostics

  • 26800 Crown Valley Pkwy.
    Suite 105
    Mission Viejo, CA 92691
  • (949) 364-6053

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Sanjay Bhojraj MD (949) 364-3388
Cardiology (Board Certified)
Interventional Cardiology (Board Certified)
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26800 Crown Valley Pkwy.
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Absalom D. Hepner MD (949) 364-3570
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
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Tze "Zeke" K. Ip MD (949) 364-3388
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
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Suite 250
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Sheri Koplik, MD (949) 364-3570
Cardiology (Board Certified)
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Arthur H. Loussararian MD (949) 364-3388
Cardiology
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Interventional Cardiology
Vascular Disease
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Michael I. Miyamoto MD (949) 364-3388
Cardiology
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Donald E. Rediker MD (949) 364-3570
Cardiology
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