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Stress tests can identify abnormal heart rates or blood pressures, heart rhythm irregularities and classify an individual's aerobic capacity. Stress tests are often used to determine a safe level of exercise for those who are recovering from a cardiac event, such as a heart attack or heart surgery. They can also help differentiate whether a woman's symptoms of palpitations, heart racing, shortness of breath or new onset of fatigue are stemming from blockages in the heart arteries rather than a simple manifestation of stress or anxiety. Stress tests are typically done walking on a treadmill, and can be done in conjunction with an ultrasound or nuclear scan to increase the accuracy of the results.
The following are common tests:
Preparation for Stress Tests
The following are general guidelines to prepare for most types of stress testing:
Always check with your ordering physician if he/she has any special instructions to be adhered to (such as withholding a medication the day of your test).
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