Stress test is used to measure the ability of heart to work under the pressure. In stress test, doctor asks the patient to walk on the treadmill. The Electrocardiogram (ECG) machine is attached to the patient. When patient starts an exercise such as walking or running on treadmill, doctor continuously monitors the heart rate and ECG.
Importance of Stress test:
Exercise stress test preparedness:
The stress test is generally safe. It is done in a controlled environment under the supervision of a trained medical professional.
After the evaluation and analysis of test reports, doctor decides the treatment options. If report detects coronary artery disease or any other serious heart issue, then cardiologist can suggest one more test such as angiography.