TREADMILL STRESS TESTING
Treadmill Stress Testing is a method of cardiovascular assessment administered through exercise. LIMPA uses this examination to determine whether a patient has heart disease or any other cardiovascular related conditions. We will be able to assess any chest pain, shortness of breath or palpitations during testing, and detect abnormalities in heart function.
TESTING YOUR HEART RATE
Before testing begins, a technician will clean ten small areas on the patient’s chest, and place electrode patches on each section. The electrodes are attached to an electrocardiogram monitor, also known as an EKG, which monitors the heart’s electrical activity.
Our technician will measure your heart rate and blood pressure at the beginning of the test, before the patient begins exercising. The patient’s heart rate is closely monitored as the level of activity gradually increases.
Technicians ask patients to exercise to exhaustion, ensuring an accurate reading. After the test is over, patients will walk for a few minutes to cool down and safely decrease their heart rate.
ABOUT OUR CLINIC
Treadmill stress testing provides Louisiana Internal Medicine & Pediatric Association medical professionals with a full evaluation of heart health and history. These results are an essential tool for developing an appropriate treatment in the future.
Our friendly and professional staff is ready to fulfill your imaging services. We have you covered through our Ultrasound and X-Ray imaging services.
Our clinic offers Laboratory, Metabolic Screening, Bone Density, Pulmonary Function, Laboratory, Treadmill Stress testing and more.
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