We found 10 providers with an interest in nuclear stress test and who accept Beech Street near Princeton, NJ.

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Alpesh B. Patel M.D.
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Adult Cardiology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 211 Commons Wy, Princeton, NJ 08540
Clinical Interests: nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging)
Dr. T. J. Mercuro MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, Adult Cardiology
3.04 Average rating 3.04 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 800 Bunn Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540
Clinical Interests: nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging)
Dr. John D. Passalaris MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, Adult Cardiology
4.94 Average rating 4.94 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 800 Bunn Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540
Clinical Interests: nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging)
James R. Beattie III MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, Adult Cardiology
3.84 Average rating 3.84 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
Address: 800 Bunn Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540
Clinical Interests: nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging)
John L. Caplan MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology (Heart Rhythm), Adult Cardiology
2.8 Average rating 2.8 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 417 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro Center, NJ 08536
Clinical Interests: nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging)
Dr. Banu Mahalingham MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Cardiology
4.22 Average rating 4.22 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 100 Federal City Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Clinical Interests: nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging)
Michael Piscopiello MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4.59 Average rating 4.59 stars out of 5 (27 ratings)
Address: 281 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
Clinical Interests: nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging)
Dr. Lisa S. Motavalli M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Cardiology
4.98 Average rating 4.98 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
Address: 417 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro Center, NJ 08536
Clinical Interests: nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging)
Dr. Manuel T. Amendo M.D., F.A.C.C.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3.7 Average rating 3.7 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 731 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
Clinical Interests: nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging)
Steven R. Bergmann MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Cardiology
Address: 1 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Clinical Interests: nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging)
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What is a Nuclear Stress Test?

A nuclear stress test, also known as myocardial perfusion imaging, is a test that shows how well the heart is working. Myocardium is a fancy word for the heart muscle, and perfusion means to flow through. So, this diagnostic test shows how much blood is flowing through your heart muscle. This test can tell a doctor if you have narrowed or blocked arteries, show scar tissue from a previous heart attack, assess damage after a heart attack, or show how well a procedure (such as a stent) is working. This test is also known by different names, such as a cardiac perfusion scan or thallium scan.

To perform the test, technicians will take pictures of the blood flowing through your heart using radioactive tracers that let your blood show up on a special camera. The level of radioactivity is very low. Usually, the technicians will first take pictures of your heart at rest. You may need to lay down on a table with your arms up while a machine (similar to an x-ray machine) takes a picture of your chest. Then, the technicians will want to get your heart pumping so that they can be sure to see how blood flows to all areas of the muscle. You will get electrodes placed on your body to measure your heartbeat and a cuff on your arm to measure your blood pressure. An IV will be placed in your arm. Then, you will be asked to run on a treadmill or ride a stationary bike. If you are unable to exercise, medication will be given to you through the IV to make your heart beat fast. After you have exercised enough to make your heart beat quickly, the radioactive tracers will be put into your blood through the IV. Then a second set of pictures will be taken of your heart.
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