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

Cardiac Stress Test Usage

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Reasons for Test

During physical activity, the body needs higher levels of oxygen, which it gets from blood. To get the blood to the organs faster during exercise, the heart has to work harder. A cardiac stress test is used to see if your heart still works well, even when it is working hard. The test is most often done:

  • To evaluate if complaints of chest pain are related to the heart
  • To determine if arteries to the heart have blockages or narrowing ( coronary heart disease or CHD )
  • To identify an irregular heart rhythm or passing out that occurs during or after exercise
  • To monitor the heart's response to treatment or procedures
  • To determine a safe level of participation before the start of an exercise regimen
  • To plan rehabilitation after a heart attack

ECGs Revealing Cardiac Muscle Damage
ECGs Revealing Cardiac Muscle Damage
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