A Stress Test Without The Exercise

Wonder no longer about the state of your cardiac health. With more than 25 years of service to the residents of Lake County, our physicians are committed to providing each patient with the diagnostic testing needed to provide the best cardiac care possible.

You’ve likely seen images of patients undergoing an exercise stress test. The person is red-faced, jogging on a treadmill, hooked up to wires and tubes. The point of this diagnostic test is to enable a cardiologist to see what happens to your heart when it is under stress. For many different reasons, some patients are unable to perform the exercise portion of this test. Thankfully, there is another option.

The nuclear stress test has the same purpose as the exercise stress test, minus the exercise. During a nuclear stress test, a radioactive dye is injected into a patient’s bloodstream which causes the heart to beat faster, imitating exercise. This test enables cardiologists to see the heart in action, potentially diagnose heart disease, and help develop treatments.

Once the test begins, a physician will perform a series of tests using electrodes on your chest, blood pressure monitors, and a tube to monitor your breathing. All of this data is assembled to give an accurate image of your cardiac health. Once the test is complete, your cardiologist will let you know whether or not it’s ok to return to your normal routine. The nuclear stress test is completely non-invasive and safe.

We want you to feel confident about your Nuclear Stress Test. If you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation, complete the form below.

“Heart Disease runs in my family so I came in for a risk assessment. I’m so glad I did, they found some issues and dealt with them before I had a serious cadiac event.”

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The physicians and team at Cardiovascular Associates of Lake County are committed to providing high-quality, compassionate care to all of our patients using cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art practices.
1879 Nightingale Lane
Suite C-1
Tavares, FL 32778
352-742-1171
1879 Nightingale Lane
Suite A-1
Tavares, FL 32778
352-742-1171
LRMC Medical Plaza
705 Doctors Court
Leesburg, FL 34748
352-742-1171