A cardiac stress test is a screening tool that helps your doctor to determine if there is a lack of blood supply in your heart, helping your doctor to detect some heart diseases. This test uses a heart monitor that records your heart rate and rhythm while you exercise, letting the team know if there are any changes in your heart while you exercise.
After completion of the “stress” exam, you will be given some time to eat and drink as directed by the nurse. You will return after approximately one hour for the last “rest images”.
Receiving the test results
Results are available approximately 24 hours after your test is complete. Please contact your referring physician to schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss the results. You may pick up your results from the HIMS department (located on P1).
You should seek medical advice if you have any of the following:
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