What is Stress Test ???

It is one of the important test to detect heart disease.

Stress test gives idea about functional capacity of heart & predicts the chances of heart disease / heart attacks in future . It also guides about the need of further invasive test like angiography for the patient.  For Post Angioplasty/ Post Bypass surgery cases it gives us idea about improvement in heart function.

Stress Test Shows:

  1. Exercise tolerance
  2. Blood pressure response to exercise in patient
  3. Evidence of angina/ ECG changes that suggest towards Coronary artery disease.
  4. Improvement in Heart functions following bypass surgery/ angioplasty.

 Useful For :

  1. Age > 35 years
  2. Heart disease screening, annual & pre employment health check up
  3. Having family history of heart disease  / Any risk factor of heart disease
  4. Any abnormal changes in ECG
  5. Hypertension ( High BP)
  6. Diabetes
  7. Known case of Heart disease.
  8. Post Angiography / angioplasty/ Bypass surgery at least Once in Year.
  9. Before any major operation/ surgery.

If you are one of those , take appoint & go for tests.

Wish you good health.


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