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Exercise ECG

An exercise ECG monitors your heart rate, rhythm and blood pressure while you walk on a treadmill. An ECG records the electrical signal from your heart. It is carried out in a room with heart monitoring equipment and a treadmill.

Exercise ECGs used to be used as the first line test to assess people with chest pain to help decide if this comes from the heart. However, this is no longer the case as other tests (such as myocardial perfusion scans or stress echocardiograms) are more helpful in this.

Results may often be discussed on the day of the test depending on the complexity of information and need for onward planning.

For further information please view the video below.