Exercise Stress Test
Doctors will commonly order an exercise stress test when they believe their patient may have a problem with their heart. Of course, among these heart problems is aortic stenosis. An exercise stress test, as the name indicates, involves patients being physically active. This is typically on a treadmill with electrodes attached to them. It is an effective way to reveal symptoms of aortic stenosis in a controlled environment. One of the major symptoms it reveals is significant shortness of breath after being physically active. In addition to revealing symptoms and helping with diagnosis, an exercise stress test can also help doctors determine the severity of a patient’s aortic stenosis. Testing the severity can help doctors determine what treatment will be effective and the best choice.