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Stress Testing
Trans.  Echocardiogram
Doppler Studies
CT Scanning

Stress testing with/or without echocardiogram/nuclear-exercise or pharmacologic

An exercise ECG test allows doctors to learn how well your heart functions when it is made to work harder. This test can help detect heart problems that may not be apparent at rest.  This test is usually performed with a treadmill. During the test an electrocardiogram records the electrical activity of the heart.  An additional modality may be to record an echocardiogram during the stress or give a radioactive substance to produce images of the heart muscle (scanning is done with a nuclear camera). The resting and exercise images are then compared. Patients who cannot exercise may have substances injected into a vein to simulate exercise stress.






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