Stress tests are conducted either via exercise (on a treadmill) or pharmacologically – with medications that mimic the stress on the heart that is caused by exercise.
Stress tests are valuable for examining how well your heart is perfused by its own blood supply through the coronary arteries and if there are any abnormal heart rhythms (dysrhytmias)
Your practitioner may recommend a stress test to determine if you:
How do you prepare for your stress test?
How will I feel at the end of the procedure?