Healthy Living: Faster Stress Test

If someone is suffering from sudden, unexplained chest pain, doctors may order a stress test to try to find the cause.

As part of that test, doctors either use a treadmill or a chemical to “rev” up the heart.

As Michelle Dunaway shows us, a new cardiac imaging system makes the test faster and easier on patients.

Dr. Soman says because the new cameras are very efficient, patients need a smaller dose of the radioactive dye to take images.