The electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is an electrical recording of your heart that is performed at rest and is an integral part of a cardiovascular examination. This test permits an analysis of your heart rhythm at rest and provides other information, for example whether there is abnormal thickening of the heart muscle (hypertrophy) or whether there is evidence of a previous heart attack (myocardial infarction).
An ECG stress test (also known as an exercise test) is supervised by the cardiologist who is beside the patient. This test is performed on a treadmill and permits an evaluation of the patient’s physical capacity with continuous ECG monitoring and measurements of blood pressure during exercise. This test informs about the patient’s cardiovascular adaptation to exercise. It screens for arrhythmias and especially the presence of significant narrowing (or blockage) of the heart’s arteries (coronary arteries) which may not be previously known.
We can perform 24h ambulatory monitoring of your blood pressure so that our cardiologist can rapidly optimize clinical management.
Our cardiologist / Dr Bogaty
If you have any symptoms of pain or discomfort in the chest or palpitations or unusual shortness of breath.
If you have a family history of heart disease.
If you are anxious about doing exercise.