When it’s important to evaluate your heart health, stress testing can offer valuable information to your cardiologist. Phoenix Heart offers multiple options for testing the function of your heart and determining the best approach to your cardiac care. To schedule a cardiac stress test, call today or book an appointment online with one of the convenient Phoenix Heart offices in Glendale, Goodyear, Anthem, or Black Canyon City, Arizona.
A stress test, or cardiac stress test, is a diagnostic tool that helps determine how your heart performs while at rest and under physical stress. Evaluating your heart when at rest and under stress conditions can give your provider valuable information, such as:
A stress test can indicate how your heart would respond when you exercise and can help determine if it’s safe for you to participate in certain activities.
There are several types of stress test, and each is slightly different in the way it’s performed.
Your provider orders these tests based on your physical abilities, symptoms, and heart history, as well as which test may help them get the clearest picture of your heart health.
Before your stress test, a member of the Phoenix Heart team calls with instructions specific to you and your testing. It’s important that you follow their directions, so that your testing is as effective as possible.
Some instructions you may receive are:
How long your stress test takes, or if you require more than one visit to complete your test, is specific to your type of stress test and your specific testing needs.
To schedule a cardiac stress test, or for a consultation regarding your heart health, call Phoenix Heart today or book an appointment online.