Exercise Tress Test
This test is used primarily to assess for coronary artery disease, although on occasion may be used to assess for arrhythmias and valvular disease. It involves walking on a treadmill and if your are fit enough running. During the test your connected to an ECG and your blood pressures are recorded during the test. Generally it is a very safe test and unusual for a significant complication. However there is a small chance of arrhythmias and rarely a heart attack. Emergency equipment is available and the cardiologist is present during the stress test. If there are signs of a cardiac problem you may be recommended further testing e.g. a coronary angiogram.