The nuclear cardiology is a sub-specialty of cardiology which performs a wide variety of non-invasive cardiovascular imaging studies, include: Myocardial perfusion imaging (nuclear stress tests) for the detection and management of coronary artery disease, radionuclide cineangiograms, and viability studies to assess for the extent of myocardial infarction and to evaluate heart function.
Nuclear cardiology tests are used to assess?
• The function of your heart
• The flow of blood to the heart muscle
• Lifestyle interventions and medications
• Best possible treatments for your heart
• Whether the shortness of breath, chest discomfort or fatigue is due to heart disease.
A widest range of tests performed under Nuclear Cardiology are
• Myocardial perfusion tests
• Ventricular function studies
• PET scans
• Resting myocardial perfusion scan
• MUGA scans
- Track 1-1. Oxygen therapy
- Track 1-2. Emergency medicines
- Track 1-3. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Track 1-4. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation ECMO
- Track 1-5. Clot busting medicine