Cardiac Perfusion Scan
What To Think About
- Stress testing using medicine may be done instead of exercise stress testing for older adults and people with conditions that may make exercise difficult, such as those who are Reference obese Opens New Window or those who have Reference chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Opens New Window, Reference peripheral arterial disease Opens New Window, spinal cord injury, arthritis, or Reference multiple sclerosis Opens New Window.
- Other tests also may be done to evaluate your heart. For more information, see the topics Reference Cardiac Catheterization, Reference Echocardiogram, Reference Electrocardiogram, and Reference Positron Emission Tomography (PET).
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference December 9, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference George Philippides, MD - Cardiology