What are stress tests?
Stress tests show how well your heart handles physical activity. Dr. J. C Sharma at Shanti Nursing Home A Multispeciality Hospital, Delhi provides a Stress test facility to the patient for the right diagnosis. We Know, the heart pumps harder and faster when you exercise.
Some heart disorders are easier to find when your heart is hard at work. During a stress test, your heart will be checked while you exercise on a treadmill or stationary bicycle. If you’re not healthy enough to exercise, you’ll be given a medicine that makes your heart beat faster and harder, as if you were exercising.
Stress Test is also called as “exercise stress test”, “treadmill test”, “stress EKG”, “stress ECG”, “nuclear stress test”, “stress echocardiogram”
Why Do I Need It?
Dr. J. C Sharma uses the test to:
- Help to assess symptoms, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or palpitations, to determine whether they are coming from the heart
- See if enough blood flows to your heart as you get more active
- Learn how your heart medications are working
- Find out if it’s likely that you have coronary heart disease and need more testing
- Identify abnormal heart rhythms
- Help you develop a safe exercise program.
What happens during a stress test?
The Stress test is a normal test procedure
- J. C Sharma and Shanti Nursing Home A Multispeciality Hospital Cardiologist will place several electrodes (small sensors that stick to the skin) on your arms, legs, and chest. The provider may need to shave excess hair before placing the electrodes.
- The electrodes are attached by wires to an electrocardiogram (EKG) machine, which records your heart’s electrical activity.