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Getting well, staying well


No matter how lucky or careful a person is, it is practically impossible to spend all one’s days without illness. When confronted with a life-changing health condition, there are many important ways one can take charge and manage it effectively. In this series, we take a close look at the things you should know in order to be the best custodian of your own wellness.

Your doctor may have you undergo a stress test to help determine heart health.
Heart Health

A Guide to Your Stress Test: How to Prepare and What to Expect


Tayla Holman / OCTOBER 19, 2017

If your doctor wants you to undergo a stress test, you may be wondering what to expect. Also called an exercise test or treadmill test, it gauges how your heart responds when working its hardest. It's an important test for cardiologists to get a measure of your heart health. The stress test can help your doctor determine if you have an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) or if certain symptoms — such as difficulty breathing — are related to a heart condition.

Posted in Heart Health