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Questions Patients May Ask

Questions Patients May Ask

Addressing Potential Questions About Cardiac Stress Testing

Below are some common questions patients may have about myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) and potential answers that you might consider when talking to your patients about cardiac stress testing.a Also, below are links to patient resources that you can download to help answer questions about MPI and inform patients about how to properly prepare for a stress test.

aSearch trends based on results from Google Monthly Search Volumes (02-16-14 to 12-16-18).

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1. American Heart Association. Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) test (09-19-2016). http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/SymptomsDi...k/Myocardial-Perfusion-Imaging-MPI-Test_UCM_446352_Article.jsp#. Accessed 03-06-2019. 2. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Stress testing. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/stress-testing. Accessed 09-03-2019. 3. Dorbala S, Ananthasubramaniam K, Armstrong IS, et al. Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging guidelines: instrumentation, acquisition, processing, and interpretation. J Nucl Cardiol 2018;25(5):1784-846. 4. Wolk MJ, Bailey SR, Doherty JU, et al. ACCF/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HFSA/HRS/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2013 multimodality appropriate use criteria for the detection and risk assessment of stable ischemic heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol 2014;63(4):380-406.