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Last updated: 11/24/2009
A stress test is primarily used to identify coronary artery disease. It requires patients to exercise on a treadmill or exercise bicycle while their heart rate, blood pressure, electrocardiogram (ECG), and symptoms are monitored.
A physician explains coronary artery disease or CAD in this video. He covers the main type of damage that can occur to the coronary artery, namely atherosclerosis. The video also covers some of the serious consequences of CAD such as myocardial infarction (heart attack) and heart failure.
A cardiac stress test is a medical test that indirectly reflects arterial blood flow to the heart during physical exercise. When compared to blood flow during rest, the test reflects imbalances of blood flow to the heart's left ventricular muscle tissue â€“ the part of the heart that performs the greatest amount of work pumping blood.
The results may also be interpreted as a reflection on a person's overall physical fitness.
We are trying to balance those kinds of losses with the profitable side of business, which includes doing more cardiac surgeries. An emphasis has been placed on cardiac care because the medium age of residents is increasing, and more people are showing up with symptoms of heart disease.
-Kevin M. Spiegel
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