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Sit or stand? Which stress test is right for you?

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

It's designed to help doctors evaluate the strength and structure of the heart muscle. But patients may be surprised when they go in for a cardiac stress test and expect to step on a treadmill but instead, doctors sit them down for an injection.
Knowing which test is best for you is critical.
Northshore University HealthSystem cardiologist Dr David Majman explained the process of a typical exercise stress test.
“Every patient that gets a stress test gets hooked up to an EKG machine,” he said.
Step one is to get electrodes on the chest.
“The main reason is to look for blockages to see if...
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