When it comes to cardiology, one possible diagnostic test is a stress ECG, which observes how the heart reacts to exercise when the body needs more oxygen. As a result of physical activity, the heart’s need for oxygen increases, so during insufficient circulation, a relative lack of oxygen develops, which can also be seen in the form of ECG abnormalities. It can be used to detect coronary artery disease and arrhythmias.
During a stress ECG examination, electrodes are placed on the chest and the change is monitored with a blood pressure monitor on the arm, while the patient is most often cycling or running. Before the test, the doctor determines the heart rate to be reached per minute and gradually loads the patient. The examination lasts until the subject’s heart rate reaches the target number, and then the patient is observed until the heart rate returns to normal after exercise.
Stress ECG is only performed where both personal and material conditions are in place to prevent a possible serious complication, to eliminate the danger to life!
In case of which complaints is it worth visiting a cardiology clinic?
Cardiovascular disease is one of the most common causes of death, so it is recommended for prevention, but in case of a complaint, you should consult a cardiologist immediately. It is advisable to visit a cardiology clinic or a cardiologist in all cases if you experience the following symptoms:
- Chest pain, pressure around the heart
- Strong heartbeat
- Uncertain chest complaints
- Choking, shortness of breath, swelling of the feet
- Dizziness, weakness, loss of consciousness
- High or low blood pressure