An Exercise Stress Test is to assess how your heart responds to physical exertion. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes and involves walking on a treadmill.

Throughout the test a nurse or a technician will supervise you. Your pulse, blood pressure and heart rhythm will be monitored throughout the procedure. You will be asked about any symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest discomfort or dizziness.

You will be asked to sign a consent form prior to proceeding with the test.

Please advise staff if you are diabetic. Do not stop any medications prior to the test unless you have been advised to do so by your doctor.

 
  • Dr Jon Waites

    MBBS (LOND), MRCP (UK ), FRACP, FCSANZ Dr Waites is a general adult Cardiologist specializing in diagnostic procedures ensuring optimal evidence based clinical care for...

  • Kristine Holland

    Practice Manager Kristine has been Practice Manager of Coffs Cardiology since 1994.  Kristine has a Diploma in Practice Management through UNE.  She is a member...

  • Fiona Dowling

    Cardiac Sonographer Fiona has worked with Coffs Cardiology since 1995. Fiona studied her Bachelor of Science at UNE and then undertook further study with a...

  • David Law

    Senior Sonographer David joined Coffs Cardiology in 2001 and was instrumental in establishing our Echocardiography Lab.  A qualified teacher, David trained at the Prince of...

  • Joanne Logan

    Nurse/Cardiac Technician Jo has been with Coffs Cardiology for more than 10 years. Jo is an Enrolled Nurse and has a professional interest in pacemakers,...

  • Leanne Emery

    Registered Nurse Started with Coffs Cardiology in 1998. Began with stress tests and performed echocardiography for 2 years. Leanne’s main role since 1999 has primarily...

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