Cardiac Perfusion Scan
Test results are usually available within 1 to 3 days.
A cardiac perfusion scan measures the amount of blood in your heart muscle at rest and during exercise.
Results are:Reference 1
- Normal if radioactive tracer is evenly distributed throughout your heart muscle.
- Abnormal if areas of abnormal tracer absorption are present. This means some areas of heart muscle are not getting enough blood (ischemia). This may mean that the heart has been damaged or that coronary artery disease is present.
|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