• Your doctor will decide if it’s appropriate for you to have a stress test. Stress tests are done if there’s a change in symptoms, and when there might be a problem with the heart.
• One reason for this test is if you have risk factors for heart disease or if other tests suggest blockages of the artery to the heart.
• Another reason is if there are known blockages in the artery. A stress test can help determine the severity of those blockages, so your doctor can recommend the best treatment options.
A Holter monitor measures and records your heart’s activity (ECG) over a 24 to 48 hour period (sometimes longer depending on need). The Holter device monitors your ECG as you go about your daily activities are called ambulatory electrocardiograms. Your cardiologist will analyze the data and provide feedback