Stress tests before surgery and why you need them

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If you’re having surgery, you may wonder if you need a heart stress test beforehand. It may seem like a good way to ensure a safe surgery. But you probably do not need the test if you are healthy, active, and feeling well, or if you’re having minor surgery. Here’s why:

The tests aren’t useful before minor surgery.

There are different types of tests, but they are all meant to find out the same thing: how your heart performs when it is ...

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