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Cardiopulmonary: Stress Testing

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What is Stress Testing?

The purpose of a stress test is to determine whether your heart gets adequate blood flow during stress or exercise.

Prior to the procedure, you should avoid caffeinated beverages. However, you may eat a light meal up to two hours before exercise. It is wise to bring comfortable tennis shoes and loose-fitting pants.

When you arrive, you will be asked to walk on a treadmill until you attain your maximum level of exertion or experience symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath. Your blood pressure and heart rhythms will continuously be monitored.

For more information, please visit our Locations & Hours page for contact information or download the Stress Test brochure below.



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