What is the alternative to treadmill stress testing for patients unable to exercise?

Updated: Nov 21, 2018
  • Author: David Akinpelu, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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In patients who are unable to exercise because of physical limitations (eg, arthritis, amputations, severe peripheral vascular disease, severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], or general debility), pharmacologic stress testing in combination with imaging is recommended.


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