Health Tip: Getting a Stress Test01/19/11
(HealthDay News) -- A stress test evaluates the way your heart
works during exercise and while you're at rest.
The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says your
doctor may have ordered a stress test:
- To diagnose -- or determine the extent of -- coronary heart
- To diagnose a problem with the heart's valves.
- To show how the heart withstands exercise after a heart
- To determine how well a clog-clearing procedure called
angioplasty has alleviated reduced blood flow to the heart.
- To determine if you have arrhythmia, an irregular
- To help explain why you can't catch your breath during
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