What is the basis for selection of the initial modality for treadmill stress testing?

Updated: Nov 21, 2018
  • Author: David Akinpelu, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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When determining the initial stress test modality, evaluate the patient’s resting ECG findings, physical ability to exercise, and local expertise and technologies. For risk assessment, the exercise test should be the standard initial mode of stress testing used in patients at the provider’s institution who have normal ECG tracings and are not taking digoxin.


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