The stress test is performed at the Alpharetta location and is available at all times. The technician places 10 flat, sticky patches called electrodes on your chest. These patches are attached to an EKG monitor that follow the electrical activity of your heart during the test.
While you are walking on the treadmill, the technician will ask you to walk faster and will increase the incline of the treadmill. This causes more resistance and will increase your heart rate. Your blood pressure is also monitored during the test.
Alpharetta Internal Medicine uses exercise stress testing, which is fully or partially covered in part by insurance, to estimate prognosis and determine functional capacity, to assess the probability and extent of coronary disease, and to assess the effects of therapy.