What is a stress test?
The stress test or ergometry studies the response of the heart to a physical effort or pharmacological simulation of the stress situation. This diagnostic test is painless and measures different vital parameters such as blood pressure, electrocardiographic recording of the heart (electrocardiogram), its rhythm and frequency, rhythm and respiratory rate.
It is a diagnostic test widely used in the field of Cardiology and Sports Medicine to, among others, detect cardiovascular alterations that do not exist at rest but are detectable in the face of significant physical effort. In sports medicine, its use allows us to see the response and recovery of the cardiovascular system to physical exercise. In cardiology it is used for the study and control of chest pain in the event of suspected angina pectoris or myocardial infarction, rhythm disturbances, … among others.
The study is carried out with a treadmill or an exercise bike, under medical supervision. The patient will be connected to a sphygmomanometer to measure blood pressure and an electrocardiograph throughout the test. It will be placed on a treadmill. In this way, an initial electrocardiogram is performed at rest, several during the effort and another at the end.
It is done by recording the electrocardiogram while the patient makes an effort on a stationary bike.
The duration of the test is usually 10 to 20 minutes
- Reservation: 10€ (included in the total amount)
- Amount: 95€
- Stress test.
- Performed by a cardiologist.
Conditions of service
The payment of the reservation allows access to the service described within a period of three months.