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Cardiac stress testing

Cardiac stress tests are a way to detect heart and circulatory problems such as irregular heartbeat, partially blocked arteries, or heart attack risk.

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What is a cardiac stress test?

Cardiac stress tests are a way to detect heart and circulatory problems such as irregular heartbeat, partially blocked arteries, or heart attack risk that might not be detected while a patient is at rest. 

Who qualifies for this test?

The stress test is recommended for people with risk factors like hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, or family history of heart problems.

Stress testing may be offered to anyone who experiences chest pain or other heart-related symptoms. The test is also used to examine patients with known heart disease, a recent bypass or other surgery in order to determine treatment's effectiveness or the progression of the disease.

How does the cardiac stress test work?

Cardiac stress testing involves taking electrocardiograph (ECG) and blood pressure readings while a person exercises on a treadmill or stationary bike. The activity level starts low, at a slow walk, but increases every three minutes until the person is exhausted, heart rate reaches a predetermined level, or symptoms manifest.

How can I book a cardiac stress test?

A cardiac stress test is something that will be recommended by your Consultant, at which point our team will arrange an appointment for you. 
 
If you think you may need a cardiac stress test and you aren’t speaking to one of our Consultants yet, book an initial consultation using our online booking portal. If you need a cardiac stress test, they will arrange it for you. 

Specialists offering Cardiac stress testing

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Dr Scot Garg

Consultant Cardiologist

MBChB, MRCP, FRCP, PhD (Hons), FESC

The Alexandra Hospital 1 more The Beardwood Hospital

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Dr Richard Andrews

Consultant Cardiologist

MB BS, DM, FRCP

The Lincoln Hospital 1 more The Park Hospital

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Dr Ravi Kamdar

Consultant Cardiologist

BSc (Hons), MBBS (Hons), MRCP (UK), CCDS

Shirley Oaks Hospital

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Dr Aamir Ayub

Consultant Cardiologist

MBBS, Dip card (London), MD, FESC, FRCP (Lon)

The Alexandra Hospital

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