What is Chemical Stress Test

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Chemical Stress Test Definition


Definition

A stress test is used to make sure the heart muscles are able to get enough blood when the heart rate and workload are increased. To do this, your heart needs to be looked at during a period of rest and then again during a period of increased activity. A chemical stress test uses chemical agents injected into the body through the vein. These chemicals make the heart function as if it were under stress.

There are many different ways to examine the heart during a stress test. The heart can be examined with:

  • Stress MRI
  • Nuclear imaging ( nuclear stress test )


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