Close

What happens during a stress test?


How healthy is your heart? Are you at risk of a heart attack?

An exercise stress test shows how your heart handles strenuous physical activity. Usually completed on a treadmill, a stress test is a great way for a cardiologist to monitor your heart rhythm, blood pressure and breathing to ensure your heart is functioning properly. 

During a stress test, your heart will continue to pump harder and faster as you run on the treadmill. This can reveal blood flow problems within your heart. 

An exercise stress test is usually recommended if you show signs or symptoms of heart disease or an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia). This type of test may also guide treatment decisions, or determine the severity of a diagnosed heart condition. 

Read more about High Blood Pressure 


Back To Top