Myocardial perfusion imaging is a test to look at the blood flow and function of the heart. It uses a low dose of a radioactive agent . B lood flow to the heart is best tested when you r heart is working hard, so this test is usually done during exercise. If you cannot exercise, your doctor may use a drug to increase your hearts workload.

Blood Flow Through the Heart
Blood Flow Through the Heart
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Myocardial perfusion imaging is used to look for any damage to your heart . It may also help to determin e your future risk of heart damage.

Your doctor may recommend the test to :