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Exercise Stress test
The exercise stress test (stress ECG, stress test, graded exercise test, treadmill test or exercise electrocardiogram) is used to test for heart disease and it provides information about how your heart respond to exertion. It involves walking on a treadmill or pedaling a stationary bike at increasing levels of dificulty, while your blood pressure, heart rate and electrocardiogram are monitored by a doctor. Do You need a Stress Test? We recommend to have a stress test to: Check if there is adequate blood flow to the heart during increasing levels of activity. Assess the function of heart valves if they are not functioning properly Determine the likelihood of having coronary heart disease and the need for further evaluation Check the effectiveness of procedures done to improve blood flow within the heart vessels in people with coronary heart disease Identify abnormal heart rhythms Evaluate the effectiveness of your heart medications to control angina and ischemia Help to know the kind and level of exercise appropriate for a patient. How Should You Prepare for the stress ECG? Before your Exercise Stress Test: Ask your doctor the protocol if you have diabetes Wear soft-soled shoes suitable for walking and comfortable clothes. Do not bring valuables. If you use an inhaler for your breathing, bring it to the test. Don´t eat or drink anything except water for four hours before the test. Don´t drink or eat foods containing caffeine for 12 hours before the test. On the day of your test don´t take the following heart medications unless your doctor tells you otherwise, or if the medication is needed to treat chest discomfort the day of the test: Isosorbide and Nitroglycerin . What Happens During the Exercise Stress Test? Before you start exercising, we will take your blood pressure.and we will place electrodes on your chest that are attached to an electrocardiogram and we will perform an ECG to measure your heart rate at rest. You will begin to exercise by walking on a treadmill or pedaling a stationary bicycle. The rate of exercise or degree of difficulty will gradually increase. You will be asked to exercise until you feel exhausted. At regular intervals we will ask how you are feeling. Please tell us if you feel chest, arm, or jaw pain or discomfort, short of breath, dizzy, lightheaded, or any other unusual symptoms. But we will watch for any symptoms or changes on the ECG monitor that suggest the test should be stopped. After the test you will walk or pedal slowly for a couple of minutes to cool down. Although the appointment lasts about one hour, the exercise time is usually between 7-12 minutes. Healthy people who take the test are at very little risk. It's about the same as if they walk fast or jog up a big hill. CONTRAINDICATIONS Absolute contraindications include the following: Acute myocardial infarction (MI; within 2 days) Unstable angina not previously stabilized by medical therapy Uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmias causing symptoms or hemodynamic compromise Symptomatic severe aortic stenosis Uncontrolled symptomatic heart failure Acute pulmonary embolus or pulmonary infarction Acute myocarditis or pericarditis Acute aortic dissection Relative contraindications can be superseded if the benefits of exercise outweigh the risks. They include the following: Left main coronary stenosis Moderate stenotic valvular heart disease Electrolyte abnormalities Severe arterial hypertension In the absence of definite evidence, the committee suggests an SBP higher than 200 mm Hg, a DBP higher than 110 mm Hg, or both Tachyarrhythmias or bradyarrhythmias Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and any other forms of outflow tract obstruction Mental or physical impairment leading to an inability to exercise adequately High-degree atrioventricular (AV) block
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If you would like additional information regarding our services or to request an appointment, you can contact us by phone (952 80 53 68) or by email .
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The exercise stress test (stress ECG, stress test, graded exercise test, treadmill test or exercise electrocardiogram) is used to test for heart disease and it provides information about how your heart respond to exertion. It involves walking on a treadmill or pedaling a stationary bike at increasing levels of dificulty, while your blood pressure, heart rate and electrocardiogram are monitored by a doctor. Do You need a Stress Test? We recommend to have a stress test to: Check if there is adequate blood flow to the heart during increasing levels of activity. Assess the function of heart valves if they are not functioning properly Determine the likelihood of having coronary heart disease and the need for further evaluation Check the effectiveness of procedures done to improve blood flow within the heart vessels in people with coronary heart disease Identify abnormal heart rhythms Evaluate the effectiveness of your heart medications to control angina and ischemia Help to   know   the   kind   and   level   of   exercise   appropriate   for   a patient. How Should You Prepare for the stress ECG? Before your Exercise Stress Test: Ask your doctor the protocol if you have diabetes Wear soft-soled shoes suitable for walking and comfortable clothes. Do not bring valuables. If you use an inhaler for your breathing, bring it to the test. Don´t eat or drink anything except water for four hours before the test. Don´t drink or eat foods containing caffeine for 12 hours before the test. On the day of your test don´t take the following heart medications unless your doctor tells you otherwise, or if the medication is needed to treat chest discomfort the day of the test: Isosorbide and Nitroglycerin . What Happens During the Exercise Stress Test? Before you start exercising, we will take your blood pressure.and we will place electrodes on your chest that are attached to an electrocardiogram and we will perform an ECG to measure your heart rate at rest. You will begin to exercise by walking on a treadmill or pedaling a stationary bicycle. The rate of exercise or degree of difficulty will gradually increase. You will be asked to exercise until you feel exhausted. At regular intervals we will ask how you are feeling. Please tell us if you feel chest, arm, or jaw pain or discomfort, short of breath, dizzy, lightheaded, or any other unusual symptoms. But we will watch for any symptoms or changes on the ECG monitor that suggest the test should be stopped. After the test you will walk or pedal slowly for a couple of minutes to cool down. Although the appointment lasts about one hour, the exercise time is usually between 7-12 minutes. Healthy people who take the test are at very little risk. It's about the same as if they walk fast or jog up a big hill. CONTRAINDICATIONS Absolute    contraindications    include the following: Acute myocardial infarction (MI; within 2 days) Unstable angina not previously stabilized by medical therapy Uncontrolled cardiac arrhythmias causing symptoms or hemodynamic compromise Symptomatic severe aortic stenosis Uncontrolled symptomatic heart failure Acute pulmonary embolus or pulmonary infarction Acute myocarditis or pericarditis Acute aortic dissection Relative    contraindications    can be superseded if the benefits of exercise outweigh the risks. They include the following: Left main coronary stenosis Moderate stenotic valvular heart disease Electrolyte abnormalities Severe arterial hypertension In the absence of definite evidence, the committee suggests an SBP higher than 200 mm Hg, a DBP higher than 110 mm Hg, or both Tachyarrhythmias or bradyarrhythmias Hypertrophic   cardiomyopathy and any other forms of outflow tract obstruction Mental or physical impairment leading to an inability to exercise adequately High-degree atrioventricular (AV) block If you would like additional information regarding our services or to request an appointment, you can contact us by phone (952 80 53 68) or by email .
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Exercise Stress test