A Treadmill Stress Test is used to determine the effects of exercise on the heart. Exercise allows doctors to detect abnormal heart rhythms and diagnose the presence or absence of coronary artery disease. You will walk on a treadmill and it will get more difficult as you go. Your electrocardiogram, heart rate, and blood pressure will be tracked throughout.
What are the preparations for the Treadmill Stress Test?
- Do not eat 4 hours prior to your test.
- No caffeine or smoking prior to the test.
- Wear T-shirt, jogging pants and rubber shoes for walking.
- Do not apply lotion, oil or powder to the chest area.