An exercise ECG, also called an Exercise Tolerance Test Or Exercise Stress Test is an electrocardiogram (ECG) that is recorded while you are walking on a treadmill or cycling on an exercise bike. The aim of the test is to see how your heart works when you are exerting yourself.
What can an exercise ECG show?
The exercise ECG helps doctors find out if you have coronary heart disease, as it shows whether your heart muscle is getting enough blood from the coronary arteries during physical activity. It can also show if you have been having symptoms of angina as any areas where there is a lack of oxygen to the heart is reflected on the ECG tracing.
To find out more about Exercise ECGs visit the British Heart Foundation here .
Some people are asked to have an ECG after procedures, such as coronary angioplasty or for a Sports event such as a Motorsport Competition License (MSA Medical), Marathon or DVLA Medical for Class 1 Drivers HGV LGV . Our Cardiologists can Carry out this Test at Select Locations. Please Call Us to Book Your Appointment. Appointments available Every Week.