Exercise electrocardiographic testing

An exercise stress test is a medical test that helps your doctor to determine how well your heart functions during physical activity, specifically whether it is getting enough blood and oxygen when it is working hard. During the test, you will walk on a treadmill while the doctor monitors your heart function (including symptoms and signs), electrocardiogram, and blood pressure.

Patients are referred to the lab to determine the cause, risk assessment and outlook associated with various forms of heart disease such as ischemic syndrome, congestive heart failure, arrhythmia and valvular heart disease.