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Imaging Tests for Heart Disease (ACC)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Imaging
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American College of Cardiology
Format: HTML, PDF
Most recent update: 03/01/2013
Imaging stress tests take pictures of the heart while it is working hard. You may need an imaging stress test if you have symptoms of heart disease, or if you already have heart disease, or if you have a high risk. But if you are a healthy person without symptoms, you should think twice about having these tests.