Advanced Nuclear Stress Testing
Cardiovascular Institute has invested in new camera technology that makes nuclear stress testing to identify potential coronary heart blockages much more comfortable and quicker for patients. The new nuclear camera is the only one of its kind in the area and images can be obtained in less than half the time of more conventional cameras. The new camera is affixed to a chair allowing patients to sit-up or recline during their test, whichever is more comfortable, and is more accommodating for larger patients. In addition, patients are exposed to significantly less radiation. The diagnostic images produced by the new camera technology are much more clear and have significantly reduced the number of false positives which result in patients requiring additional procedures such as a cardiac catheterization in order to identify the potential heart problem. If your doctor has ordered a nuclear stress test for you, cardiologist Dr. Michael Morrow explains in this video what to expect and the advantages this new technology offers for cardiology patients over what is available elsewhere in the Panama City, Florida area.