Should You Take an Exercise Stress Test?
What is an exercise stress test and who needs one? An exercise stress test is meant to check the function of your heart. If you’ve been complaining of chest pain or if engaging in some normal physical activity causes you to feel winded, you may be a candidate for this test. An exercise stress test may also be ordered by your doctor if you’re feeling fatigued but can find no obvious explanation why you should feel so tired.
A typical exercise stress test works like this: you’ll be asked to walk on a treadmill. The treadmill exercise program is designed to slowly and steadily make you work harder.