Cardiac Perfusion Scan
Why It Is Done
A cardiac perfusion scan is done to:
- Find the cause of unexplained chest pain or chest pain brought on by exercise.
- Check for the location and amount of damage caused by a heart attack.
- Identify Reference coronary artery disease (CAD) Opens New Window.
- Help make treatment decisions for a person with CAD.
- Check to see that the heart is getting enough blood after heart surgery or angioplasty.
- Identify a Reference congenital heart defect Opens New Window and determine how serious it is. These scans may also be done following surgery to correct a congenital heart defect.
|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