Stress Test

Stress tests are performed by a doctor and trained technician to evaluate the cardiovascular system during a period of exercise and increased demand. This test measures exercise capacity and identifies abnormal responses to exercise. 

Patient Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers or walking shoes as you will be walking on the treadmill. Do not drink or eat foods containing caffeine for 12 hours before the test. The test takes about 30-45 minutes. 

Graham County Hospital also performs Nuclear Stress testing once every other week. Stress tests will be performed upon written order of your healthcare provider. For more information, please call Joyce Reese at 785-421-2121.