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Echocardiography and nuclear imaging are used for provocative “stress” testing of the heart. When combined with other forms of stress, both can identify the presence of coronary artery-obstructing lesions that decrease the cross-sectional area of the coronary artery by 40% or more.

Weisfeldt M, Zeiman S. Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease: One of the most important contributors to improved human survival is the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Health Aff. 2007; 26(1): 25-37. http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/full/26/1/25

Reference

Title
Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease: One of the most important contributors to improved human survival is the treatment of cardiovascular disease
Publication
Health Aff
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Weisfeldt M, Zeiman S
Volume & Issue
Volume 26, Issue 1
Pages
25-37
URL
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