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How does a stress test help in diagnosing atherosclerosis?

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With medicines or walking on an exercise treadmill, your heart is made to pump almost as hard as it can. That lets your doctor see what symptoms you may have. If needed, images of your heart or EKGs can show any blockages.

From: Diagnosing Atherosclerosis WebMD Medical Reference

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Lorenz, M., , 2007. Circulation

Yusuf, S., , 2004. Lancet

Richard Stein, MD, national spokesman, American Heart Association; professor of medicine and director of urban community cardiology program, New York University School of Medicine, New York.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 01, 2019

SOURCES:

Lorenz, M., , 2007. Circulation

Yusuf, S., , 2004. Lancet

Richard Stein, MD, national spokesman, American Heart Association; professor of medicine and director of urban community cardiology program, New York University School of Medicine, New York.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 01, 2019

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