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:
- Exercise tolerance
- Blood pressure response to exercise in patient
- Evidence of angina/ ECG changes that suggest towards Coronary artery disease.
- Improvement in Heart functions following bypass surgery/ angioplasty.
Useful For :
- Age > 35 years
- Heart disease screening, annual & pre employment health check up
- Having family history of heart disease / Any risk factor of heart disease
- Any abnormal changes in ECG
- Hypertension ( High BP)
- Known case of Heart disease.
- Post Angiography / angioplasty/ Bypass surgery at least Once in Year.
- Before any major operation/ surgery.
If you are one of those , take appoint & go for tests.
Wish you good health.