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Exercise ECG/ Exercise Treadmill Test - ETT


What Is It?

An Exercise ECG (electrocardiogram) helps detect changes in your heart function during exercise. Your GP may have referred to this test as a ‘stress test’ or an ‘exercise tolerance test’.

How Is It Done?

The procedure takes place on a computer programmed, motor assisted treadmill which monitors and records the effect this exercise effort has on your heart. This records any changes that are happening to help assess your heart health. The procedure is taken by 2 registered nurses with a cardiologist on hand. ECG leads are attached to your chest via electrodes, the leads attach to a monitor which is worn around your waist.


We will give you an information sheet to prepare for the test. Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing that will allow you to move freely, walking shoes. Ladies, you can wear a sport or comfortable bra and we will provide a shirt for you. Gents, we will ask you to be bare chested and we may need to shave your chest for better ECG readings. Allow 45 minutes.

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