Treadmill Test

Treadmill Exercise Stress Test In Navi Mumbai

A treadmill test or exercise stress test is used to determine how your heart responds during the times when it’s working its hardest. During the treadmill test, the patient is connected to an electrocardiogram (ECG) machine and asked to perform exercise on a treadmill. This test monitors heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and the electrical activity of the heart (via an electrocardiogram) and determines changes in that parameters with physical exercise.

It is primarily used to understand if your heart receives enough oxygen and proper blood flow when it needs the most that are during heavy body activity such as exercising. A treadmill/exercise stress test can also be used to help determine your level of health, especially during your rehabilitation session or if you are starting a new exercise program. This allows our heart specialist in Kharghar at Medwin Heart Care Clinic to learn what level of stress/exercise you can safely handle.

While preparing for stress test

  • Tell our cardiologist about your medical history.
  • Let them know about any conditions or symptoms especially that make exercising difficult such as shortness of breath, chest pains or arthritis.

Doctors may recommend a stress test to:

  • Diagnose coronary artery disease. The coronary arteries bring oxygen and blood to the heart and are considered as the major blood vessels in the body. Coronary artery disease develops when these arteries get blocked or damaged. Fat or cholesterol deposits in the heart arteries and inflammation usually cause coronary artery disease.
  • Diagnose heart rhythm problems. Problems in the rhythm of heart is called arrhythmia. An arrhythmia condition can cause abnormal heartbeat, either it is too slowly or too quickly.
  • Guide treatment of heart disorders. If the doctor diagnose you with a heart condition, an exercise stress test can help us know if your on-going treatment is working. The test results also help our expert heart doctor in Navi Mumbai decide the best treatment for you.
  • Check the heart before surgery. This test is helpful to show if the patient who is posted for a surgery is at normal risk or high risk for the surgery planned.

Stress tests are generally considered safe, especially since they’re done in a controlled environment under the supervision of our trained medical professional. You can immediately tell our doctors to stop the test anytime you’re too uncomfortable. If we detect any concern about the way your heart acts during the test, we might stop it immediately. 

You can book appointments at Medwin Heart Clinic over the phone or in person at our department, Monday to Saturday, during working hours. Kindly take an appointment 24 hours before you would like to take the stress test.