Rate your cardiovascular health with extensive stress-testing in New York

How do you ensure and maintain your heart health at its best? Cardiovascular diseases are among the leading causes of death worldwide, mainly due to unhealthy lifestyle habits. Its risk factors include hypertension, smoking, high levels of bad cholesterol. As such, it is essential to be keen on any warning signs to protect your heart health and prevent a heart attack. Upper East Side Cardiology specializes in providing extensive diagnoses and treatments to treat cardiovascular conditions and promote heart health. The highly experienced cardiovascular disease specialists offer stress testing in Upper East Side, New York, to accurately diagnose your cardiovascular problem. Call or book online to schedule your appointment.

What is a stress test?

A stress test is a diagnostic tool that provides information about your heart reaction during intense activity. The test uses an electrocardiogram to check your heart activity while you exercise or after an artificial heart stimulation using medications.

Why do you need a stress test?

The highly skilled team at Upper East Side Cardiology uses stress tests to identify the cause of your symptoms, including

  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Heart palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain

Stress tests provide essential details to diagnose some conditions such as arrhythmia and coronary artery disease. The cardiology team also uses stress tests to track the effectiveness of treatments and check if you require more testing or different treatment.

How do you prepare for a stress test?

You do not require much preparation for a stress test. It is advisable to wear comfortable clothing and shoes to walk on a treadmill or ride a stationary bike. It is also wise to avoid eating, drinking, or using tobacco for up to four hours before your test.

If you take any medications or supplements, you should let your provider know. They may ask you to stop taking them for a few days before your stress testing.

What does a stress test involve?

Before you stress test at Upper East Side Cardiology, your provider attaches electrodes to your chest and back. Then fits you with a blood pressure cuff and a device to keep a record of your blood oxygen levels.

He records base readings of your heart rate, respiration, and blood pressure. Then you begin your heart activity, either through walking a treadmill or a medical injection. You keep increasing the intensity until you complete your time or reach your physical limits.

You may require to breathe into a tube during the test. Depending on your condition, your provider may take an echocardiogram at several points during your stress test.

After completing your test, your provider advises you to pause and lie down for a few minutes to allow your heart rate to return to normal while he observes you. The stress test results help to assess your health and develop your treatment plan.

In conclusion, stress testing provides critical information about your cardiovascular health problem enhancing accurate diagnosis. The highly experienced cardiovascular specialist Dr. Bhusri and the Upper East Side Cardiology team offer stress testing to help evaluate your health and provide effective personalized treatment plans. Visit them today for accurate and comprehensive care.