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Perspectives on the Future of Stress Testing 

Perspectives on the Future of Stress Testing
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Perspectives on the Future of Stress Testing
Author(s):

L. Samuel Wann

, and Gregory S. Thomas

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190225483.003.0029
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date: 26 January 2022

The chapter Perspectives on the Future of Stress Testing forecasts changes in the ability to detect atherosclerosis in the form of obstructive and non-obstructive coronary artery disease and ischemia. These will continue to include low cost and widely available exercise testing as well as embracing new technology such as mobile sensors, biomarkers, and genetic testing. Continued advancements in positron emission tomography, cardiac computed tomography, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging will create new opportunities for better definition of myocardial blood flow and prediction of prognosis. While we will continue to expand our ability to measure greater detail of aspects of cardiac structure, function and metabolism, the humanity of a clinician being at the side of the treadmill while our whole patients exercise to their individual capacity remains a valuable diagnostic, educational and bonding opportunity

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