A computerized tread mill test is a type of stress test in which the ECG of a patient is taken while he/she is exercising on a treadmill. The test helps to assess the circulation of blood in the heart when it is at rest and under the influence of optimum physical pressure and offers a comparison between the two.
Computerized tread mill test may be performed for any of the following reasons:
- To detect a congenital heart defect
- To assess the normal working of a heart post heart attack
- To diagnose repressed heart problems like shallow breathing, chest discomfort and dizziness
- To assess the efficacy of medication or treatment given for the management of problems like angina and ischemia
- To detect any abnormality in heartbeat under exertion