What are the indications for treadmill stress testing?

Updated: Nov 21, 2018
  • Author: David Akinpelu, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Treadmill stress testing is indicated for diagnosis and prognosis of cardiovascular disease, specifically CAD. This is the initial procedure of choice in patients with a normal or near-normal resting electrocardiogram who are capable of adequate exercise. [7, 8] Contraindications have been outlined in guidelines from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA).


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