Our supervising doctors measure exercise capacity and identify any areas of abnormal responses to increased demand of the cardiovascular system. There are many different types of stress tests that can be performed depending on the individuals age, medical history, symptoms, and other possible risk factors.

Some common types of stress tests are:

  • Exercise Echocardiography Stress Test

  • Pharmacologic Stress Testing

These types of stress tests are often performed on individuals who are experiencing symptoms such as heart palpitations, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, diabetes, light-headedness, or dizziness. A history of smoking, a family history of heart disease or high cholesterol are all reasons for individuals to be stress tested.

Dr. Marc Rybstein, MD

Dr. Marc Rybstein, MD

Our full-time cardiologist:

Dr. Rybstein specializes in the diagnosis of all cardiovascular conditions including but not limited to ischemic heart disease, arrhythmias, non-ischemic cardiomyopathies, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and preventive cardiology.

 

Stress Echocardiography

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A stress echocardiography, also called an echocardiography stress test or stress echo, is a procedure that determines how well your heart and blood vessels are working.

During a stress echocardiography in Medical Associates, you’ll exercise on a treadmill while your doctor will monitor your blood pressure and heart rhythm.

Nuclear Stress Test

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A Nuclear stress test is a diagnostic test used to evaluate blood flow to the heart.

During the test, a small amount of radioactive tracer is injected into a vein. A special camera, called a gamma camera, detects the radiation released by the tracer to produce computer images of the heart.