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Nuclear Cardiology

  • Nuclear cardiology is the field of cardiovascular medicine that uses a perfusion scan to measure the blood flow in the heart during both rest and exercise. These scans are usually performed to determine the cause of chest pain or after a heart attack to evaluate damage to the heart muscle.
  • Perfusion scans are performed on both an outpatient and inpatient basis at both UF Health and at the UF Health Cardiology – Springhill facility, a fully-certified facility where the UF medical team performs exercise and nuclear stress studies.