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Heart Tests

What Type of Stress Tests Does a Cardiologist Order?

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association recognize cardiovascular stress testing as an invaluable dia...

The Ebbeling Treadmill Test

The Ebbeling Treadmill was developed in 1991 as a submaximal walking test to assess volitional oxygen intake, otherwise known as V...

Treadmill Test for Heart Problems

Also called an exercise or cardiac stress test, a treadmill test is performed to measure how well your heart performs during physi...

Can You Eat or Drink Before a Treadmill Test?

A treadmill test, also known as an exercise stress test, an exercise tolerance test, an exercise EKG or an exercise electrocardiog...

A Nuclear Stress Test Without Exercise

The key to managing any type of disease is to catch it early on so treatment can start right away. This is especially true with he...

Chemical Stress Tests for the Heart

Chemical or pharmacologic stress testing is a common practice for assessing coronary perfusion; that is, for identifying any block...

What Is a Cardio Light Stress Test?

A cardio stress test is a noninvasive medical procedure that enables doctors to evaluate heart-related problems in patients. The t...

Maximal-Graded Exercise Tests for Treadmills

A maximal-graded exercise test, also referred to as a stress test or maximal GXT, tests how hard the heart works during exercise. ...

Treadmill Ramp Test Protocol

A variety of treadmill fitness and stress tests are available, but the commonly used treadmill ramp test is the Bruce protocol. It...

The Effects of Caffeine on a Stress Test

Though you don't have to study for a stress test, you should prepare your body as much as possible. A stress test is used to evalu...
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