Stress testing is a test that exerts the heart to determine how strong it is and whether it has any irregular heartbeats or blockages in the coronary arteries. Stress testing can be done using different methods depending on your physical capacity and medical history.
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What is a chemical stress test?
A chemical stress test helps your doctor determine how well your heart responds to stress. For patients who cannot run on a treadmill or have pacemakers, a chemical is used to simulate exercise. Once your heart reaches its target heart rate, an echocardiogram is done to assess heart function and motion.
How do I prepare?
Detailed instructions will be provided in office once the test is scheduled.
If you are unable to keep your appointment, please notify our office and the hospital 24 hours in advance.