Used to examine heart performance during activity and to diagnose coronary artery disease or an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia), stress testing will involve the use of a treadmill which requires
Exercise Stress Testing
An exercise electrocardiogram records the heart's electrical activity during exercise. Electrodes will be placed on the chest just as done in an EKG. The patient will be asked to walk on the motorized treadmill. The speed and incline of the treadmill will be gradually increased. Serial EKG's and blood pressure will be obtained.
Myocardial (Nuclear) Stress Testing
A nuclear stress test is a non-invasive test that provides two sets of images to your heart care provider. The test measure blood flow while your heart is at rest and the other while stressed during exercise or while taking medication.
Cardiopulmonary Stress Testing
A cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is a non-invasive test used to determine how well your heart, lungs and muscles are working together. In addition to monitoring your heart, your oxygen intake, production of carbon dioxide and your breathing patterns will be examined.