A 67-year-old patient with heart disease must have a cardiac stress test to assess heart valve function. Besides a physician, which of the following healthcare staff members may perform the stress test on this patient? Select all that apply.

 

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- Registered nurse

- Physical therapist

- Diagnostic medical sonographer

- Occupational therapist

- Exercise physiologist

Rationale

The American Heart Association has determined that there are specific people beyond physicians who may perform cardiac stress tests during cardiac rehabilitation. The physician may delegate these tasks to certain members of the interdisciplinary team, including exercise physiologists, physical therapists, and registered nurses. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/130/12/1014

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