Exercise Treadmill Stress Baytown
A stress test, sometimes called a treadmill test or exercise test, checks for function of your heart during exercise.
As heart works harder, it needs more blood supply. If there is any blockage in the arteries supplying blood to the heart, it results in ECG changes.
Exercise treadmill test (ETT) has three parts:
- You will be asked to disrobe from the waist up and given a gown to wear. The technologist will then hook up an ECG monitor to you for the entire exam.
- The exercise starts slowly on a treadmill. Then the speed is increased for a faster pace and the treadmill is tilted to produce the effect of going up a small hill. The average time is 6 to 10 minutes.
- When peak exercise is reached, you will stop exercising, and Dr. Sami will continue with the evaluation for five minutes.
Wear tennis shoes or comfortable walking shoes. We also suggest that you bring or wear comfortable clothes for exercising.
Exercise testing results are best done when you have not eaten one hour before the exam.
Medicines can be taken as usual.
ETT is helpful in the following scenarios:
- Diagnose coronary artery disease
- Evaluate chest pain, shortness of breath or lightheadedness
- Determine a safe level of exercise
- Check the effectiveness of procedures in patients with coronary artery disease
Depending on the results of the exercise stress test, the physician may recommend more tests such as a nuclear stress test or cardiac catheterization.
Healthy people who take the test are at very little risk. However, Dr. Sami will determine whether it is the right test for you or not after a complete and thorough evaluation.
Contact Us Today:
To learn more about the Exercise Treadmill Stress Test for yourself or a loved one, or if you have been advised by your doctor to get a stress test, make an appointment for an evaluation with Dr. Sami.
Our main office is located at 6051 Garth Road, Suite 300, Baytown, TX 77521. Or you may contact us at 281-839-7949 to set up an appointment.