What are alternatives to cardiac stress magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)?

Alternatives to cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) depend on your situation and the information the doctor needs. They include other heart stress imaging tests, such as:
  • cardiac stress echocardiogram (heart ultrasound)
  • stress electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)
  • nuclear stress test
  • cardiac catheterization/angiogram
  • computed tomography (CT) scan of the blood vessels that feed the heart

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