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Cardiac Stress Test
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Cardiac Stress Test Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

Possible Complications

A cardiac stress test presents minimal risk. Complications can include:

  • Developing chest pain
  • Developing an irregular heart rhythm
  • Having a heart attack (extremely rare)

Technicians are alert for any signs of heart or lung problems. They are prepared to take immediate action if complications develop. A doctor (usually a cardiologist) will be readily available during the stress test as well.

Call Your Doctor

After the test, call your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Chest pain
  • Pounding in the chest
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Feeling extremely tired or having trouble breathing

In case of an emergency, call 911immediately.



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