Stress ECG

Stress ECG

Exercise testing measures the ability of the heart to function under a gradually increasing load.In most cases, the test is carried out to assist in determining whether or not a patient has coronary artery disease. Less commonly, the test is used to evaluate a patient’s capacity to undertake certain physical activities. A resting electrocardiogram is recorded prior to exercise. The test is performed on a treadmill or in some cases medications are used to stress the heart.

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DateJanuary 10, 2014