5 Things You Should Know About Stress Tests

If your doctor has scheduled you for a stress test, it’s helpful to know a few tips before you step on that treadmill. Perhaps your doctor wants to figure out if you have coronary artery disease or any abnormal heart rhythms. Maybe there’s a question about whether your cardiac treatment plan is working or your … Read More

Exercise Test Forecasts Heart Patients’ Outcome

Cleveland Clinic cardiologists have found that a relatively simple treadmill stress test provides valuable insight about long-term medical outcomes in heart patients with a leaky mitral valve.  Patients with a leaky mitral valve and mitral regurgitation – a common defect where a backwash of blood surges between the heart’s left filling and pumping chambers – … Read More