What is a cardiac stress test?

Also known as: treadmill test, exercise test.

A cardiac stress test is a test that doctors use to determine how well your heart & body respond to stress, while working them hard through exercise. CardioPulmonary stress test also includes doing pulmonary function test, to test your lungs.

The Heart Institute at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital uses the cardiac stress test to evaluate and monitor problems related to the heart, lungs and circulation.

Reviewed by: Danyal M Khan, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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