Cardiac stress testing

Also known as: Exercise electrocardiogram, Exercise EKG, Exercise ECG, EKG, exercise, ECG, exercise
An exercise electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a test that checks for changes in your heart while you exercise. Sometimes EKG abnormalities can be seen only during exercise or while symptoms are present. This test is sometimes called a "stress test" or a "treadmill test." During an exercise EKG, you may either walk on a motor-driven treadmill or pedal a stationary bicycle.

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