Chemical Stress Test

Inside the ThirdAge.com Medical Procedures Center you will find the latest news, research and information about the Chemical Stress Test procedure. You can research what it is, the reason it should be done, a description of how it is performed, what future procedures may need to be done based on the results and what complications you should be watching for.

What is Chemical Stress Test?


A stress test is used to make sure the heart muscles are able to get enough blood when the heart rate and workload are increased. To do this, your heart needs to be looked at during a period of rest and then again during a period of increased activity. A chemical stress test uses chemical agents injected into the body through the vein. These chemicals make the heart function as if it were under stress.


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