Stress test / ECG

The stress test or exercise ECG is an electrocardiogram that is recorded during physical activity on a treadmill or an ergometer

It is used for evaluating your heart and circulatory function by measuring the electrical activity of your cardiac muscle fibers and is displayed in curves which can then be interpreted.

A stress test should be considered if the following applies:

  • cardiac risk factors (high cholesterol or blood sugar levels, high blood pressure and stress as well as familial aggregation of heart disease)
  • for checking thoracic pain and shortness of breath
  • if you had a heart attack
  • after receiving a stent and/or bypass operations
  • heart valve disease
  • cardiac arrhythmias
  • before and after taking up physical extercise
  • from the age of 40 on

A stress test can help detecting:

  • blood flow disorders
  • cardiac arrhythmias
  • high blood pressure (hypertonia)
  • degree of physical resilience

Your benefits

Stress tests can help in early detection of heart diseases and allow early treatment.

At the same time therapeutic measures can be monitored and allow an evaluation of your physical resilience.

Stress tests serve your health: A healthy heart is essential for your well-being and your performance capability.