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cardiac stress test

An ELECTROCARDIOGRAM (ECG) test done while the subject is exercising, as on a treadmill. This may reveal evidence of relative insufficiency of coronary blood flow that would not show up on an ECG done at rest.
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In the Annals study, researchers reported that the number of cardiac stress tests ordered or performed in the United States rose about 62 percent between 1993 and 2010.
For example, many doctors routinely order a battery of preoperative tests, including blood analyses, chest X-rays and cardiac stress tests.
Indeed, financial stress tests - designed to estimate the likelihood of bank failures in the event of bad economic news - are intended to be the equivalent of cardiac stress tests.
Carotid ultrasound was used in only 13 percent, electroencephalography (EEG) in eight percent, head MRI in seven percent and cardiac stress tests in six percent.
Louis -- It's "a waste of time" to use cardiac stress tests and electrocardiograms to screen for cardiac abnormalities before people start sports or exercise programs, sports medicine specialists said at a symposium on the risks of exercise.
An estimated 40 million cardiac stress tests in various modalities are performed annually in the United States.
Also, a 2006 study in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that men with ED who underwent cardiac stress tests were more likely to have severe heart disease.
A total of 1,408 procedures--primarily cardiac stress tests and coronary angiography--were done within 90 days of symptom onset in the 965 women in the study compared with 2,576 done in the 1,306 men.
It is estimated that up to 40 million cardiac stress tests are performed annually in the United States.
However, almost half of the patients undergoing cardiac stress tests each year are unable to exercise adequately because of medical conditions.