Exercise Stress Test

General Information

An ECG is performed continuously while exercising on a treadmill to determine how the heart performs on exertion. This test is done to assess chest pain, coronary artery disease, shortness of breath and rhythm disturbance. It takes around 20 - 30 mins. It is advisable to avoid a heavy meal prior and to wear comfortable clothes and shoes for this test.

  • Professor Sanders says...

    Atrial fibrillation is a consequence of several reversible risk factors - high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, sleep apnoea, and excessive alcohol. Your management of atrial fibrillation must include strict control of these risk factors.