An exercise stress test is a walking test normally performed on a treadmill to aid in the diagnosis of heart disease. The exercise stress test is performed by a qualified technician and using strict protocols. Throughout the test your ECG, Pulse and blood pressure are continually monitored and recorded.
How long does it take?
Stress tests normally take between 30 and 60 minutes.
Where can I have a stress test?
- Holy Spirit Hospital
Please note that a Medicare rebate and a health fund benefit may apply for these examinations. If there as a gap payment, which is the patient’s responsibility, you will be informed of all out of pocket costs at the time of appointment booking.
Your results will be forwarded electronically to your referring doctor and should be available within 24 hours.