What information does a nuclear stress test provide?
A nuclear stress test provides information related to the physiology of your heart. The test results can show the damaged areas of the heart and provide information about the narrowing or blocking of the arteries of your heart. This information is useful for predicting of the likelihood of an adverse cardiac event (such as a heart attack, need for a cardiac bypass surgery or risk of dying from heart disease) in future. Based upon the results of a nuclear stress test of the heart, your physician will be able to recommend options for treatment, if necessary.