cardiac exercise stress test

cardiac exercise stress test

a noninvasive electrodiagnostic and/or nuclear test used to evaluate chest pain in patients with suspected coronary disease, to determine the safe limits of exercise during a cardiac rehabilitation program, to detect labile or exercise-related hypertension, to detect intermittent claudication, to evaluate the effectiveness of antianginal or antiarrhythmic drugs, and to evaluate the effectiveness of cardiac surgical intervention.

car·di·ac ex·er·cise stress test

(kahr'dē-ak ek'sĕr-sīz stres test)
Diagnostic procedure whereby a patient's cardiac response to physical stress is measured by a cardiologist using continuous electrocardiography to monitor vital signs while the patient exercises on a treadmill.
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CorVue[TM] is a cardiac pharmacologic stress agent for use as an adjunct in SPECT (single-photon-emission computed tomographic) cardiac imaging intended for use in patients with or at risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) who are unable to perform a cardiac exercise stress test.
CorVue([TM]) is a cardiac pharmacologic stress SPECT (single-photon-emission computed tomographic) imaging agent intended for use in patients with or at risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) who are unable to perform a cardiac exercise stress test.