Exercise stress test allows us to assess the response of your heart to the increased workload and demand for blood during exercise. This is done by recording the electrocardiograph (ECG) of your heart while walking on a treadmill machine. It is useful in diagnosing ischaemic heart disease (reduced blood supply to the heart muscles due to coronary artery disease).
The test is generally very safe. There is a very low risk of complications in stress testing.
You will be monitored for some time after the procedure if you do not feel well. If the symptoms persist, you may be admitted for observation. If the test turns out to be abnormal, you may also be admitted for further management after discussion with your doctor.