Regular Stress Test

What is a Regular Stress Test

A Regular Stress test involves walking on a treadmill while wearing EKG electrodes on your chest to record your heart’s rhythm when your heart is working at its hardest.

Your breathing and blood pressure may be monitored as well during this activity.

The Regular Stress test will determine how well your heart pumps blood, whether your heart is receiving an adequate amount of blood, how you perform during physical activity and is sometimes used to recreate conditions under which you might experience dizziness, chest discomfort, or shortness of breath.

What type of heart conditions can be used to evaluate and/or diagnose through a Regular Stress Test?

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

When scheduled for a Regular Stress Test you should wear loose fitting clothing that you can exercise in, along with comfortable shoes and refrain from using lotions or oils on your chest cavity.

The test will typically take 30 minutes to be performed