What is the role of exercise testing in the workup of unstable angina?

Updated: Oct 01, 2020
  • Author: Walter Tan, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Exercise testing is not typically performed in the acute phase of unstable angina or in subjects with recent rest angina. However, subjects in whom disease activity becomes controlled after several days of medical therapy may safely undergo stress testing before hospital discharge.


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