Stress Treadmill Test
EXERCISE ELECTROCARDIOGRAM: The treadmill test obtains an electrocardiographic recording (EKG) from the patient at rest, during and after exercise. The test will allow the Cardiologist to measure the patients exercise tolerance as well as to evaluate any EKG changes, or symptoms the patient may experience during exercise. The test is helpful in assessing the presence of suspected coronary artery disease in patients that are both asymptomatic and symptomatic. This test is also used to evaluate a patient after they have recovered from a heart attack, coronary artery bypass, surgery, medical therapy and balloon angioplasty.
PREPARATION: Do not eat or drink anything except water for 3 hours prior to testing. Please ask your physician about taking your medication. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
TEST RESULTS: The results will be interpreted by our cardiologists, and your physician will be sent the test results within 24 hours.