Stress Testing at Medical City Plano
Medical City Plano’s stress laboratory offers a variety of cardiac stress tests that help us determine your level of heart health. The main stress test is sometimes called an exercise stress test.
To be adequately prepared for the stress test, patients should wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes. As you walk on a treadmill or ride a stationary bike, technicians monitor your breathing, heart rhythm, and blood pressure. Since your heart has to pump harder than usual, the test will reveal problems that you might not notice otherwise.
The stress test can be done in conjunction with an ultrasound, which closely monitors your blood flow during the procedure. All this information helps your cardiologist review your cardiovascular function and proceed with effective treatment as needed.