If your doctor or physician specialist wants to see how well your heart is working they would prescribe an EKG or Stress Test. Also known as Electrocardiogram, an EKG measures your heart’s activity. During a stress test, you are having an EKG while walking or jogging on a treadmill.
These tests may be needed if you are showing signs or symptoms of heart disease or you are a high risk for having heart disease. These tests help specialists, like Dr. Kittusamy, evaluate how your heart is functioning and can prescribe how to treat any problems.