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Why would someone get a treadmill exercise test while another would get a pharmlogic stress test?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Health reasons

It depends. Often times people who can not exercise due to age, injury, disease, doctors will order a pharmcologic stress test.
It can also be a functional view they want to see as well.

In brief: Health reasons

It depends. Often times people who can not exercise due to age, injury, disease, doctors will order a pharmcologic stress test.
It can also be a functional view they want to see as well.
Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel
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Dr. Frank Amico
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many reasons

We always start with a treadmill exercise treadmill stress test if possible.
However, some people might not be able to exercise so it would make an exercise stress inconclusive. For this reason, those patients would be best served by undergoing a pharm stress.

In brief: Many reasons

We always start with a treadmill exercise treadmill stress test if possible.
However, some people might not be able to exercise so it would make an exercise stress inconclusive. For this reason, those patients would be best served by undergoing a pharm stress.
Dr. Frank Amico
Dr. Frank Amico
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