Treadmill or Treadmill Stress Test


This test allows the physician to see what the heart rhythm is before, during, and after a period of stress. 

We the patient for this test by connecting them to a modified version of an EKG. The vital signs are taken and recorded. The patient is asked to move to the treadmill. When ready, the treadmill is turned on and follows a protocol which dictates the speed and incline of the treadmill. EKG's are recorded as well as the blood pressure and pulse rate during the treadmill. The treadmill is stopped when either the target heart has been reached, the end of the protocol has been reached, or when the patient is unable to continue. The patient is taken off the treadmill and the vital signs and EKGs are recorded during this recovery period.

The physician will review the data and will give the patient the results and send them to the primary care physician.