Keep Your Heart in Shape with a Stress Test at Riverview Health in Noblesville, IN

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A stress test is an evaluation to measure how well your heart functions during exercise. Stress testing shows how much exercise your heart can handle before having symptoms of a heart problem.

Why a Stress Test Is Performed

Your doctor may recommend a stress test in order to evaluate symptoms like chest pain and shortness of breath, which are two symptoms of coronary artery disease (CAD). A stress test may be performed to monitor your heart after a heart attack or heart surgery (like a heart transplant or heart bypass surgery).

Stress testing can help doctors diagnose and monitor the following heart conditions:

  • Cardiac arrhythmias (abnormal or irregular heartbeats)
  • Cardiomyopathy (disease of the heart muscle)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart birth defects
  • Heart failure
  • Heart valve disease
  • Pericarditis (inflammation around the heart)

What to Expect from a Stress Test in Noblesville

At Riverview Health, a doctor, nurse or technician will perform your stress test by placing electrodes on your chest, arms and legs, as well as a blood pressure cuff on your arm. You’ll then perform some physically strenuous activities, such as walking or running on a treadmill, to increase your heart rate and measure your heart activity.

The Results of a Stress Test

Once your test is complete, your cardiologist will go over the results with you to determine the best course of action. Results may include:

  • Low blood flow during rest and exercise could indicate CAD or damage from a heart attack
  • Normal blood flow and function during rest, but not exercise, could indicate CAD or another heart condition
  • Normal blood flow and function during rest and exercise, suggesting you may not need any further testing or treatment

To receive the care you need, start by finding a primary care physician at Riverview Health by calling 317.565.0525 or by completing our online form.

Riverview Health evaluates and treats a wide array of heart conditions for people living in Noblesville, Carmel, Cicero, Fishers, Sheridan and Westfield, IN.