Exercise Stress ECG

This test involves performing graded exercise on a treadmill or bike while having your hearts electrical activity, heart rate and blood pressure monitored in a controlled environment with a doctor and cardiac scientist present. It is used to investigate for possible blockages of coronary (heart) arteries and to assess for exercise capacity and the hearts response to exercise.

You will need to wear clothing items suitable to perform exercise.

Duration : 30 minutes

Fasting : not required

Medications:  Please advise at the time of your booking if you are taking any beta-blockers (metoprolol, atenolol, bisoprolol, carvedilol or nebivolol) or calcium-channel blockers (verapamil or diltiazem).  In most cases, your doctor will request that these medications be withheld for 48 hours prior to the test.  You should be advised of this when you confirm your booking.