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Is doing the stress test the best way to find an arterial blockage in the heart?

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Dr. Martin Linder
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Sometimes: The appropriate test is influenced by the patient's prior cardiac history and procedures, sex of the patient, the presence of abnormalities in the patient's baseline ekg and the ability of the patient to excersize.
Answered on Oct 4, 2013
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