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A 36-year-old member asked:

Doctors! what actually is the purpose of a treadmill stress test?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Treadmill test: This test evaluates the physiologic response to exercise. It gives an indication of aerobic capacity, heart function and heart muscle perfusion. It also demonstrates heart rhythm at exercise and rest as well as some indication of lung function.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Abnormal treadmill stress test, what to do?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Abnormal stress test: If you have an abnormal test, you need to discuss it with your doctor and ask the meaning of the test and what additional steps if any need to be taken. Do you need a diet, exercise, medications etc. When you have a test the dr. Who ordered it is responsible to follow up with you or help you get follow up.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is a treadmill stress test used for?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
Ischemia: Exercise ECG stress testing is a first line diagnostic test used to detect ischemia (significant coronary blockages) & is sometimes combined with echo or nuclear imaging.

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