exercise stress test

An exercise stress test requires walking on a treadmill or pedaling a stationary bicycle while connected to equipment to monitor heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, electrical activity of the heart or heart rhythm and how long the physical activity is tolerated without getting too tired. The exercise stress test ? also called a cardiac stress test, treadmill stress test or just stress test ? is used to assess how well the heart responds to physical activity based on observing an electrocardiogram.

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