Cardiac stress test - Definition

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The cardiac stress test, or cardiac diagnostic test, is a physical exam performed under medical supervision which analyzes cardiac activity via an ECG (electrocardiogram). Physical exercise may take place on a bike or on a travelator. Analysis of the results reveals any cardiac anomalies, but the exam may also be used to test the physical capacity of an athlete. In this way, the athlete can tailor his training program according to the data collected.