Treadmill stress test
- To diagnose coronary heart disease
- To assess symptoms that are likely to be related to heart problems (chest pain, dyspnoea, dizziness)
- To evaluate the effectiveness of previous cardiac interventions. – To evaluate the effectiveness of medication the patient receives for his heart.
- To predict the likelihood of a heart attack.
- To assess the level of exercise that is safe for the subject.
- And of course in the context of a more general assessment of the health of the subject, especially when starting a new exercise program.