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One of my relatives was advised Stress Test.But another doctor has advised Angiogram,as Stress Test cannot detect blockage,if the blockage is less than 70%.Then what is the purpose of Stress Test.Please help

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Hi Kalyan,
A stress test detects whether the heart gets enough blood and is usually done first. An angiogram is usually done after a stress test.
Read this:
http://www.cardiachealth.org/heart-disease-diagnosis/exercise-stress-tests
http://www.cardiachealth.org/heart-disease-diagnosis/cardiac-catheterization
Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiachealth.org/

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