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Cardiac Centre Clinics

Exercise Test


Patients with:

  • Known Coronary artery disease assessment for induced ischaemia
  • Patient with suspected Exercise related arrhythmia

Patients should be able to walk safely on a treadmill. A doctor is not routinely present during the test, but there will always be two Cardiac physiologists/healthcare scientists present.

Patients with acute chest pain should be referred to the Emergency Department

Patients with complicated cardiac problems such as previous heart surgery or possible valve disease should be referred to a Consultant by letter.

Who not


Patients wear ECG electrodes whilst walking on a treadmill so that trace changes during exercise can be assessed. The test is supervised by two Cardiac Physiologists and the result is reviewed by the Consultant.


Most patients are referred by a Consultant Cardiologist or allied healthcare professional.


Cardiac Centre B59, 3rd Floor Central, Royal United Hospital, Bath


You may be asked to stop one or more medications.

Please do not eat a large meal prior to the test.

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