A stress test is a non-invasive exam (i.e., it does not require opening the patient) that increases patients' heart rates by making them walk on a treadmill while their cardiological parameters are recorded. Heart activity is recorded with self-adhesive electrodes attached to the patient to measure the body's cardiovascular response to exercise.
For this visit:
A technologist, supervised by a cardiologist, monitors heart activity and blood pressure as the patient walks on a treadmill. A health questionnaire is also given so that staff can choose a protocol that is best suited to the patient's abilities. A qualified medical team is on-site to ensure patient safety.
A cardiologist analyzes the stress test and sends the results to the requesting physician.