What to Expect During Your Cardiac Stress Test
A cardiac stress test shows how your heart works during physical activity. Because exercise makes your heart pump harder and faster, an exercise stress test can reveal problems with blood flow within your heart.
Our stress test involves walking on a treadmill while your heart rhythm, blood pressure and breathing are monitored.
Will I have to complete this test?
Our Fast Track clients are required to complete a stress test as part of their consultation process, unless you are under the age of 30 with no co-morbidities. If you are not sure that you will be required to do a stress test, please ask your Fast Track coordinator.
What if I can’t complete the test?
If you are unable to complete the test for any reason (you do not have the proper attire or you cannot walk), your surgery may need to be rescheduled or postponed. It’s important to be prepared to complete the stress test upon your arrival in Las Vegas.
Day of Procedure:
Nothing to eat or drink at least 2 hours before test (water is acceptable).
What to Wear:
Since you will be exercising, wear good walking/running closed-toe shoes and comfortable (loose-fitting) clothing.