Heart and Vascular Center

Stress test/Treadmill

Stress tests provoke arrhythmias and makes their diagnosis (and proper treatment) easier. A treadmill test may be used for people whose suspected arrhythmias are exercise-related. It is important to know if exercise makes an arrhythmia worse. To test this, you will walk and run on a treadmill — or ride a stationary bicycle — while your heart rate and rhythm are monitored.