Exercise Stress Test (ETT)

A stress test shows your physician how the stress of exercise affects your heart.

Regular Stress Test

This test monitors your heart's function as you walk on a treadmill.

During the Procedure

An electrocardiograph machine will measure your heart's responses as you walk on a treadmill. Your blood pressure will also be monitored. The test continues only until you reach your target heart rate, unless you develop chest pains or a spike in blood pressure. During the 10-15 cool-down period after peak activity, the staff will continue to monitor your vital signs. If you are unable to exercise on a treadmill, you can receive a pharmacological stress test.

After the Procedure

You may resume your normal activities.

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