Medical tests

Exercise ECG

Also called a stress test or exercise tolerance test.

An exercise ECG is an electrocardiogram (ECG) that is recorded while you are walking on a treadmill or cycling on an exercise bike. The aim of the test is to see how your heart works when you are more active.

Read more at the BHF website.

Myocardial perfusion scan

A nuclear medicine myocardial perfusion scan provides information about your body to help with your diagnosis and treatment.

The myocardial perfusion scan is a non-invasive imaging test that shows how well your heart muscle is being supplied with blood. It is sometimes also called a technetium scan or a thallium scan.

Tracers, which are substances containing a small amount of radioactivity, are used to highlight different areas of the body depending on the test being carried out.

More on this at the NHS Brompton & Harefield hospital website including a couple of downloadable leaflets.