Exercise Stress Test
This test is utilized in testing for advanced heart disease. Your physician could order this test to evaluate chest pain or if there are chronic conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure. There are many ways to perform this test but the most used protocol involves the treadmill becoming faster and steeper every 3 minutes. During the time on the treadmill, EKG's are taken and the blood pressure is monitored for anomalies.