Why did my physician request a resting radionuclide angiogram (RNA)?

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A resting radionuclide angiogram (RNA) is a type of nuclear medicine procedure that evaluates the heart's chambers in motion. Reasons for your physician to request a resting radionuclide angiogram (RNA) include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • chest pain
  • shortness of breath
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
If a screening examination (such as an electrocardiogram or ECG) suggests a possibility of some type of heart disease process that needs to be explored further, a resting RNA may be performed.

There may be other reasons for your physician to recommend a resting RNA procedure.