Exercise ECG

The Berkshire Heart Clinic, in Reading, Berkshire, is made up of a group of highly trained cardiologists practicing out of Dunedin Hospital in Reading.

We offer a consultant led rapid access clinic, ensuring that patients can have all the appropriate assessments and be seen in the quickest possible time – typically within 24 hours.

An exercise ECG is just like a normal electrocardiogram (ECG) test, except you will be asked to exercise on a treadmill or exercise bike. This helps to assess the blood supply to the muscle of the heart via the coronary arteries, or assesses the heart’s response to exercise.

What's involved in having an exercise ECG?

Electrodes will be placed on your wrists, ankles and chest. The electrodes are connected by wires to a machine recording all the electrical signals from your heart. You will then be required to walk on a treadmill or cycle on an excercise bike as the ECG machine records the changing activity of your heart.

An exercise ECG is a completely painless test. After the test, the electrodes are removed and your doctor will review the readings of the ECG machine which appear as a series of waves.

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Berkshire Heart Clinic

Cardiology, Reading, Berkshire
To make an appointment or enquiry about ECG monitoring at Dunedin Hospital Reading, then please contact one of our Cardiologists secretaries on the numbers below;

  • Dr Andrew Elkington - 0118 955 3433
  • Dr Charlie McKenna - 0118 955 3433
  • Dr William Orr - 0118 955 3433
  • Dr Nicos Spyrou - 0845 094 1999
  • Dr Jon Swinburn - 0845 094 1824

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