WHAT IS A LEXISCAN STRESS TEST?

 

This is a type of nuclear scanning test. It shows how well blood flows to the heart muscle.

The Lexiscan stress test involves injecting a medication called Lexiscan into your IV while you are closely monitored. The medication makes the heart respond as if you are exercising.

This test is used for people that are unable to exercise or can’t exercise for very long.

 

The Lexiscan stress test is useful to determine:

 

if there is adequate blood flow to your heart during increasing levels

of activity

 

extent of a coronary artery blockage

 

prognosis of patients who have suffered a heart attack

 

effectiveness of cardiac procedures done to improve

circulation in coronary arteries

 

cause(s) of chest pain

 

estimated risk of surgery that can cause cardiac complications

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