jgoldstein2
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jgoldstein2, June 9,  2021  2:17pm EST

Stress test with stairs instead of treadmill

Does anyone know of a provider who offers a stress test that uses something like a stairmaster instead of a treadmill?

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  • Thumper2
    Thumper2, June 10,  2021  7:50am EST

    No, but another alternative to the treadmill stress test is to do it "chemically," where you have an injection and the cardio folks check the reactions of your heart (while you lie there-- there's no walking or running involved).   Your EP can undoubtedly describe this better than I can.   I did have this type of stress test a few years ago.  

    Thumper2 (Judy)

  • MellanieSAF
    MellanieSAF, June 10,  2021  9:48am EST

    I've never heard of a stairmaster being validated for stress testing. Why a stairmaster rather than a treadmill?

    Mellanie

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