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When Is Treadmill Testing Needed?

A treadmill test can provide important information about the health of your heart. Your Tomball, TX, cardiologist, Dr. Daljit Muttiana of Cardiovascular Institute may recommend the test to determine how well your heart works when you exercise or are active.

Do you need a treadmill test?

A treadmill test, also called a stress test, may be ordered to:

What happens during a treadmill test?

Before the test begins, electrodes will be attached to your chest, arms, and legs. The electrodes send information about your heart's electrical activity to a machine that records the signals. Blood pressure and heart rate measurements are also recorded during the test.

After the electrodes are applied, you'll start running on the treadmill. You'll begin slowly and gradually increase your speed until you reach your target heart rate. The test only takes about 10 or 15 minutes but can be stopped earlier if your doctor notices any issues with your heart.

Your cardiologist in Tomball, TX, Dr. Muttiana, helps you keep your heart healthy. Call Cardiovascular Institute at (281) 357-5700 to schedule an appointment today.

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