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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