Our heart doctors in Jackson Heights give stress tests to determine the amount of stress that your heart can take before it develops an abnormal rhythm or decreased blood flow to the heart muscle. This information is useful for:
The most common stress tests are exercise stress tests, clinical exercise stress tests, or cardiac stress tests. Your doctor gets important information from cardiac stress tests. As your body works harder during the test, the demand for oxygen increases and more blood needs to be pumped. In patients with blocked arteries, this increased demand cannot be met, resulting in symptoms such as breathlessness, chest pains, and dizzy spells. Any change to the readings that occur during or after the exercise period indicates an abnormality in the flow of blood to the heart muscle.
If you need an exercise stress test Jackson Heights-based Roosevelt Cardiology is the premier cardiac center in Queens!
For cardiac testing and an exercise stress test, Jackson Heights-based Roosevelt Cardiology the best choice in the Queens area. We have the technology and expert cardiologists to provide you with the best care for your heart you can get. Call us today to schedule your exercise stress test or any other cardiac test.
Your Jackson Heights cardiologist will place EKG electrodes on your chest to monitor the performance of the heart and apply a blood pressure cuff to the arm to measure your blood pressure. When you’re at rest, the doctor takes a baseline reading for an echocardiogram, EKG and blood pressure. For an exercise stress test, Jackson Heights-based Roosevelt Cardiology is the best cardiac center for you and your family. You will then start exercising on a treadmill with incrementally increasing intensity. The doctor stops the treadmill when the patient’s heart rate exceeds 85% of the target rate or the patient develops symptoms. The cardiologist takes EKG recordings every minute during and after exercise. Blood pressure readings are taken every three minutes during exercise and then again at rest. The doctor then performs an echocardiogram immediately after exercise.
The entire test takes about 60 minutes and depending upon the results, your vascular doctor in Jackson Heights may or may not order further tests.