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What is a Heart Stress Test Brett Heilbron

Brett Heilbron, MD, FRCPC, cardiologist, discusses heart stress tests. Dr. Brett Heilbron is in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
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1. A stress test is also called an electrocardiogram.
2. A stress test is done in order to evaluate the hearts level of fitness and to determine if there are any underlying problems with the heart.
3. A stress test is meant to measure the heart rate and the rhythm of the heart while under stress.
4. A stress test is only for patients who have had a heart attack.
5. A stress test can determine whether there is damage to the heart muscle, signs of a heart attack and other abnormalities.
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Treadmill Stress Test

Featuring Dr. Brett Heilbron, MD, FRCPC, Cardiologist

Duration: 1 minute

Stress testing can be a useful tool to screen for cardiovascular disease.

I think it's much better to push an individual in a treadmill test in a supervised environment rather than find out what happens when they go up that steep hill on their bicycle, or if they get on a hockey rink and give it their all.

A heart stress test is certainly a way to to find out if there is significant cardiovascular disease. And it's a way to determine the risk and to prevent the problem before it happens.

If you have questions about cardiovascular disease symptoms, contact a local cardiologist or family physician.
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