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Cardiac stress testing

Cardiac stress tests are a way to detect heart and circulatory problems such as irregular heartbeat, partially blocked arteries, or heart attack risk.

What is a cardiac stress test?

Cardiac stress tests are a way to detect heart and circulatory problems such as irregular heartbeat, partially blocked arteries, or heart attack risk that might not be detected while a patient is at rest. 

Who qualifies for this test?

The stress test is recommended for people with risk factors like hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, or family history of heart problems.

Stress testing may be offered to anyone who experiences chest pain or other heart-related symptoms. The test is also used to examine patients with known heart disease, a recent bypass or other surgery in order to determine treatment's effectiveness or the progression of the disease.

How does the cardiac stress test work?

Cardiac stress testing involves taking electrocardiograph (ECG) and blood pressure readings while a person exercises on a treadmill or stationary bike. The activity level starts low, at a slow walk, but increases every three minutes until the person is exhausted, heart rate reaches a predetermined level, or symptoms manifest.

How can I book a cardiac stress test?

A cardiac stress test is something that will be recommended by your Consultant, at which point our team will arrange an appointment for you. 
 
If you think you may need a cardiac stress test and you aren’t speaking to one of our Consultants yet, book an initial consultation using our online booking portal. If you need a cardiac stress test, they will arrange it for you. 

Specialists offering Cardiac stress testing

Dr Eileen Peat

Consultant Cardiologist and Interventional Cardiologist

BSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCP (UK), MD

BMI Ross Hall Hospital 1 more Ross Hall Clinic Braehead

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Dr Nicholas Gall

Consultant Cardiologist

BSc(Hons), MBBS, MSc, MD, FRCP, IBHRE

BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital 2 more BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital BMI The Sloane Hospital

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Dr Zhong Chen

Consultant Cardiologist

PhD, MRCP

BMI The Cavell Hospital 3 more BMI Hendon Hospital BMI The Kings Oak Hospital BMI The Runnymede Hospital

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Dr Dinos Missouris

Consultant Cardiologist

BSc, MBBS, MD, FRCP, FESC

BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital

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