What Is A Stress Test?

Question: What is a stress test?

Answer: A stress test is a way of evaluating how the heart performs under stress -- and usually that's physical stress, walking on a treadmill or on a bicycle. Occasionally, for people who can't do exercise, we do pharmacological stress, which makes the heart beat faster and harder, and we can see how the heart performs.

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