Stress Tests: What you need to know
If your physician has ordered a stress test there are certain things you need to know.
A stress test is used to determine whether or not you have coronary artery disease (CAD), or blockages preventing blood flow to your heart muscle.
There are several types of Stress Tests:
- Regular (Exercise) Stress Test (GXT)
- Stress (Exercise) Stress Test with Nuclear Imaging
- Pharmacological (Medication) Stress Test with Nuclear Imaging
- Stress (Exercise) Test with Echo Imaging
- Dobutamine (Medication) Stress Test with Echo Imaging
A technician will monitor you throughout your entire procedure utilizing an electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG) monitor, a blood pressure cuff and pulse oximetry.
The technician and the supervising clinical professional will explain the procedure at the time of your appointment.
If you have questions before your exam,
please give us a call at (970) 350-6162.
On test day:
When you arrive for your test, please allow 15 minutes for registration.
Registration is located in the main (south) entrance of the hospital, which is located at 1801 16th St., Greeley.
NCMC provides complimentary valet services to our patients.
Please allow one (1) hour for a regular Stress Test.
Please allow two-three (2-3) hours for a Stress Test with nuclear or echo imaging.