For a transcript of the podcast and show notes: https://www.coreimpodcast.com/2019/04/24/stress-testing/
- What are the indications for a stress test? ( 2:18)
- How to choose stress protocol in a stress test? (8:29)
- How to choose diagnostic modality in a stress test? (14:46)
- How do we interpret results from stress tests, and how should this be communicated to patients? (24:08)
- Pearl Recap (31:13)
- Is there really a big difference in risk for contrast induced nephropathy between arterial and venous contrast load? (36:02)
Thank you to Dr. Eugene Yurditsky and Dr. Gregory Katz for peer-review and input with the episode!
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