This test is used to evaluate the response of the heart to exercise using a treadmill in a supervised setting. Interpretation of the heart rate and blood pressure response and changes in the ECG patterns may indicate heart disease.
Prior to the test ECG electrodes are placed on the chest. The speed and incline of the treadmill will be gradually increased until symptoms develop or target heart rate is achieved.
The Test will take approximately 45 minutes. Wear comfortable light clothing e.g. tracksuit or loose pants and comfortable non-slip walking shoes or trainers. Have a light snack or drink before the test.
Avoid coffee or caffeine products for 24 hours prior to the test.
If you are a diabetic have your usual breakfast or lunch and diabetic tablets/insulin.
For further information, please contact the cardiology appointments office, 091 785633.