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Do I need a stress test before surgery if I don’t have a history of heart disease and I have a low risk surgery?
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Stress tests are unecessary if you are having a low risk surgery, even in those people with a history of underlying stable heart disease. If your doctor wants to do a pre-operative stress test, show them this little bit of information from the Society for Vascular Medicine, courtesy of MedHead. You may still need one if the surgery is high risk.