Exercise stress test

Alternative Names

Exercise ECG; ECG – exercise treadmill; EKG – exercise treadmill; Stress ECG; Exercise electrocardiography; Stress test – exercise treadmill

Definition of Exercise stress test

An exercise stress test is a screening tool to test the effect of exercise on your heart.

Review

Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 6/21/2010

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