Cardiac stress test (or Cardiac diagnostic test) is a test used in medicine and cardiology to measure the heart's ability to respond to external stress in a controlled clinical environment. The stress response is induced by exercise or drug stimulation. Cardiac stress tests compare the coronary circulation while the patient is at rest with the same patient's circulation observed during maximum physical exertion, showing any abnormal blood flow to the heart's muscle tissue (the myocardium). The results can be interpreted as a reflection on the general physical condition of the test patient. This test can be used to diagnose ischemic heart disease, and for patient prognosis after a heart attack (myocardial infarction).
Physical Examination is the process by which a medical professional investigates the body of a patient for signs of disease. It generally follows the taking of the medical history — an account of the symptoms as experienced by the patient. Together with the medical history, the physical examination aids in determining the correct diagnosis and devising the treatment plan. This data then becomes part of the medical record. Routine annual physicals—a physical examination given to an apparently healthy person for no particular purpose, rather than an examination done to discover the cause of the patient's chief complaint—generally do not provide any health benefits.
Cardiac Stress Tests
Are offered by staff, which may include but are not limited to, immunizations, biopsies, sutures, splinting, I&D of minor abscesses, treatment of paronychia, sprains, sore throats etc. as well as ongoing management and services for both acute and chronic illness conditions including but not limited to diabetes, dementia, obesity, and most illness and injuries. If our facility is not equipped to handle your needs, we gladly offer referrals.