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Exercise Stress Tests for Children

Exercise ECGs, also called Exercise Stress Tests require electrodes to be placed on the skin just like resting ECGs.  However, instead of lying down, patients will engage in physical activity, like walking on a treadmill or pedaling a stationary bike, with the ECG recording the entire time. This test is used to look for arrhythmias during exercise or changes in the ECG that may occur as the result of exercise. Brief post exercise ECG monitoring will also be recorded while you recover from the exercise test.