Exercise Stress Test

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][rounding_section_head sec_head_text_align=”text-center” section_title=”Exercise Stress Test”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]We offer the convenience of in-office exercise stress testing for appropriate patients. Each individual needs to be evaluated by his or her physician to determine if testing is necessary. Symptoms or conditions that may prompt stress testing include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest or abdominal discomfort
  • Nausea/Dizziness
  • Fatigue or lack of stamina
  • Family history of heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Diabetes

A person taking the test

  1. is hooked up to equipment to monitor the heart.
  2. walks slowly in place on a treadmill (or pedals slowly on a stationary bike). Then the speed is increased for a faster pace and the treadmill (or bike) is tilted to produce the effect of going up a small hill.
  3. may be asked to breathe into a tube for a couple of minutes.
  4. can stop the test at any time if needed.
  5. afterwards will sit or lie down to have his or her heart and blood pressure checked.

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