Cardiac Stress Testing

Dur­ing a stress test, you will be asked to walk on a tread­mill at var­i­ous speeds while hooked up to a heart mon­i­tor. While exer­cis­ing, your body requires more oxy­gen and caus­es the heart to pump faster. This allows your provider to look for any abnor­mal­i­ties in your arter­ies and eval­u­ate your over­all heart function.