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EKG and Stress Tests

Heart disease is one of the top reasons for death in both men and women. You must talk with your cardiologist and determine your risk of heart disease or stroke through the use of EKGs and stress tests. Dr. Daljit Muttiana at Cardiovascular Institute, P.A. in Tomball, TX, is here to set up your tests and help you determine what changes need to be made to lower your risk of heart disease.

What are EKGs And Stress Tests?

An EKG is also known as an electrocardiogram and is designed to measure your heart’s activity. Your cardiologist in Tomball, TX, will either administer your EKG while you’re lying down on a table or as part of your stress test. Electrodes will be placed on your chest, arms, and legs and will be connected to a machine that will monitor and record your heart’s activity.

During a stress test, your doctor will instruct you to use a treadmill or stationary bike and will use the EKG to monitor your heart throughout the entire process. A stress test usually comes in multiple phases, each lasting about three minutes, and the entire test should last anywhere from fifteen to thirty minutes.

With each phase, the resistance or the speed will be increased to challenge you and your heart a little at a time. The test will last until you hit your maximum heart rate or when there are symptoms of stress on the heart or lungs. After these tests are performed, your cardiologist will be able to analyze your results and determine your risk of heart disease.

Contact Your Cardiologist Today!

If you have any worries or questions about what your risk of heart disease is, be sure to contact your cardiologist as soon as possible to schedule an EKG or stress test to keep your heart healthy and pumping normally! Contact Dr. Daljit Muttiana at Cardiovascular Institute, P.A. in Tomball, TX, at (281) 357-5700 today!

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