Exercise Stress Testing (EST) is a cardiovascular stress test that uses treadmill exercise with electrocardiography (ECG) and blood pressure monitoring. Basically, we continuously monitor your heart rhythm and activity while we put it under load – this is where the exercise (running) comes in.
As your body works harder during the test, it requires more oxygen, so the heart must pump more blood. The test can show if the blood supply is reduced in the arteries that supply the heart.
This will let us know the overall contractility of the heart and the rate of perfusion of the heart under extreme stress. The better your heart vessels are at adapting to being worked out, the better the blood flow will be to the heart and therefore with no shortage of blood supply, there will be less risk of you developing a heart attack under normal circumstances.
Exercise Stress Test is done in conjunction with other tests such as a proper physical examination, blood investigations and other tests to get a better understanding of the coronary (heart) health.
The Exercise Stress Test is a simple but effective tool for:
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You will be continuously monitored throughout the process. Once the test is complete, you will be advised to rest and hydrate.
We will review the results together and the report will be given to you with a copy of the stress testing results as well.
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