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Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Usage

Written by FoundHealth.

Reasons for Test

Myocardial perfusion imaging is used to look for previous damage to your heart and your risk of future heart damage.

Some specific reasons to do the test include:

  • Determine if you are at risk for a heart attack
  • See if you need coronary angiography , angioplasty , or heart surgery
  • See which areas of the heart muscle have poor blood supply
  • Provide information about the heart’s pumping ability
  • See the amount of scarring that occurred from a heart attack
  • Check the success of angioplasty or coronary bypass surgery


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