Cardio Stress Test
A stress test will help us to determine how the heart functions during exercise and will be able to diagnose and personalize the most effective heart treatment for you. The primary goal of a stress test is to identify abnormalities in the blood flow within the arteries of the heart. The secondary goal of the stress test would be to evaluate the heart rhythm, blood pressure and EKG response to exercise as monitored. By having a stress test we can diagnose: heart attack, heart disease, cardiomyopathy, heart failure, and congential heart disease.
Before the stress test begins, keep in mind that your baseline heart rate and blood pressure will be documented. Several small patches will be applied on different locations of your body and a blood pressure cuff will be on your arm throughout the entire test.
During the stress test, you will be asked to exercise on a treadmill, starting slow while gradually working your pace and resistance up.
If you have any physician limitations please let us know beforehand. Stress tests are generally safe but if for any reason a person is having difficulty, a medical professional will be on hand for assistance.