A Stress Test also known as an Exercise Stress Test, allows the physician to evaluate how well your heart functions when it has to work harder. You will walk on a treadmill while you’re EKG and blood pressure are monitored and recorded. This test may help to detect problems that are not found while you are at rest.

The ECG shows the electrical activity in your heart. During exercise, the physician or his designee will carefully watch the EKG for any evidence of heart problems such as: a heart rate that is too fast or too slow, irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia) or changes in the shape of the EKG complex.