Jeffrey Kempf, MD Gabrielle LaCroix, RN, CCRN. Evaluating Cardiovascular Diseases with Cardiac SPECT and PET. Nuclear Cardiac Stress Testing. Stress Test Options. ETT (EST / Regular) Bruce protocol ETT with Myocardial Perfusion Imaging(TST) Pharmacological Stress Dipyridamole (Persantine )
Gabrielle LaCroix, RN, CCRNEvaluating Cardiovascular Diseases with Cardiac SPECT and PET
Stress ECHO: Exercise
Resting EKG abnormalities which render interpretation inconclusive and nuclear stress would be indicated.
MI ruled out by cardiac markers
NPO 6-12 hrs, NO CAFFEINE 24 hrs
Wgt. <350 lbs.
IV access (peripheral preferred)
No nuclear scans 24 hrs.(V/Q, bone)
Be able to lie flat with hands behind head for 15 mins. x 2
Must be able to walk treadmill
Notify if ICD present
Pregnancy test for premenopausal women