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How will I know what does a stress test consist of and what sre the risks of having the test?
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Dr. Kevin Lingle
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Depends on the type of stress test you are having.
There are exercise ecg's where you exercise on treadmill and you heart rate is constantly monitored, then tere are exercise nuclear and exercise echocardiograms where you exercise and pictures of your heart are taken before and after exercise, then there ate pharmacological test which pharmacological agents r used to simulate exercise.

In brief: Depends
Depends on the type of stress test you are having.
There are exercise ecg's where you exercise on treadmill and you heart rate is constantly monitored, then tere are exercise nuclear and exercise echocardiograms where you exercise and pictures of your heart are taken before and after exercise, then there ate pharmacological test which pharmacological agents r used to simulate exercise.
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Dr. Kevin Lingle
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Stress tests are very safe. The usual quoted risk for treadmill exercise under a doctor's supervision is 1 death in 100,000.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Stress test
Electrocardiogram done and blood pressure monitored with either treadmill or bicycle exercise used for screening for coronary artery blockage or exercise induced arrhythmia or checking for impairment with certain valve problems.
The risk is minimal.

In brief: Stress test
Electrocardiogram done and blood pressure monitored with either treadmill or bicycle exercise used for screening for coronary artery blockage or exercise induced arrhythmia or checking for impairment with certain valve problems.
The risk is minimal.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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