• How should I prepare for an ETT?

    You will need to wear comfortable clothing with trainers. You may also be asked to avoid caffeine and also stop taking some medications (e.g. beta-blockers) before the test so that all measurements and interpretation of the results are as accurate as possible.

  • How long does the test take?

    The test will take no longer than 20 minutes (including the set-up time) and recovery.

  • What is measured?

    Throughout the test, your blood pressure, heart rate and also a continual ECG will be measured. Additionally you will be asked about symptoms including the presence or absence of chest pain or breathlessness

  • Are there any risks?

    There is no significant risk from the test. Your symptoms will be carefully monitored during the test and will be stepped well before you get to a level where your heart is beginning to struggle.

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