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how accurately can heart problems be ruled out when you have a stress test or a treadmill test?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Stress tests: Are designed to determine if hemodynamically significant coronary blockages are present (greater than 70%) but don't tell us if CAD is present. A coronary calcium screening does that.

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Why are stress fractures so bad?

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