Treadmill Test

A Treadmill test, otherwise known as an exercise ECG/EKG test, cardiac stress test, or exercise tolerance test, is done while a patient walks on a treadmill. The patient dresses comfortably in shorts or sweats, while wearing good walking/running shoes. A treadmill test is used to evaluate whether or not the blood supply to the heart is enough to meet the body’s need when its workload is increased. It helps the physician determine how well the patient’s heart functions during exertion.