Purpose of Test: The ETT is used to evaluate the adequacy of blood supply to the heart during exercise. It is especially helpful in patients without known heart disease who are having chest pain. It is also helpful to assess the extent of limitation of blood supply to the heart in people with known coronary artery disease. The test is also used to quantify effort capacity, evaluate the effect of medications on symptoms and effort tolerance, evaluate the heart rate and blood pressure responses to exercise before surgical procedures and before entry into programs of cardiac rehabilitation, and to assess general health and prognosis.
Location: Starr Pavillon, 520 East 70th Street, Room K-425, New York, NY 10021
(Between York Ave & East River. After entering the building, the Starr elevator bank is located to your left. Take the elevator to the 4th Floor. Make a right after you get off the elevator and follow the signs to K-425)
Arrival Time: Plan to arrive 20 minutes prior to appointment time
To reschedule: (212) 746-4670
Duration of Test: 1 hour
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