A cardiology treadmill stress test, also known as an exercise stress test, is a diagnostic procedure performed by cardiologists to evaluate how well a patient’s heart functions during physical activity. The test aims to assess the heart’s response to stress and exercise, helping to diagnose various heart conditions and determine the overall cardiovascular fitness of the patient.
During the procedure, the patient is connected to an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) machine to monitor the electrical activity of the heart continuously. Small electrodes are placed on the chest, and sometimes on the limbs, to record the heart’s electrical signals throughout the test.
Talk to a provider in Taos about your treadmill stress test.