Treadmill test, also known as an exercise stress test, is a medical test that measures how your heart responds to physical activity. During the test, you will be asked to walk on a treadmill or ride a stationary bicycle while your heart rate, blood pressure, and electrocardiogram (ECG) are monitored.
A treadmill test is typically performed as part of a cardiac evaluation to diagnose or evaluate coronary artery disease, which is a narrowing or blockage of the heart’s blood vessels that can cause chest pain, shortness of breath, or other symptoms. The test can also be used to determine the appropriate level of exercise for individuals with heart disease, or to evaluate the effectiveness of a treatment plan.
If you are interested in getting a treadmill test, you should consult with your doctor or a cardiologist to discuss whether it is appropriate for you and to schedule an appointment.