Stress Testing - Heart / Cardiovascular Testing Options
A cardiac stress test is used in medicine and cardiology to measure the heart's ability to respond to external stress in a controlled environment such as a doctor's office. In consultation with your San Francisco-based CPMC physician, you may be recommended to have a cardiac or heart stress test to evaluate your heart.
The stress response is induced by exercise or drug stimulation. Cardiac stress tests are used by physicians to compare the coronary circulation while you are at rest with your cardiovascular circulation observed during maximum physical exertion, showing any abnormal blood flow to the heart's muscle tissue (the myocardium).
Patient Education - Cardiac / Heart Stress Tests
- Cardiac Exercise Stress Echocardiogram
- Regular Cardiac Stress Test
- Cardiac Stress Test – Nuclear Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI) with Exercise
- Cardiac Stress Test – Nuclear Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI) with Dipyridamole (Persantine®)
- Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram Test
- Tilt Table Test
California Pacific's Heart and Vascular Center
California Pacific's Heart and Vascular Center is supported by one of the best heart hospital/center networks in the USA, offering quality, comprehensive patient-centered cardiovascular care by a team of top heart surgeons and physicians with leading-edge technology. Serving the entire San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco and Marin County, as well as the entire Northern California region, our team has many of the best cardiovascular surgeons and physicians in California and the United States.