Exercise ECG

At Spire Manchester Hospital you will be seen by experienced healthcare professionals, committed to providing high levels of care to all our patients. We are proud of our commitment to patient care and in our 2014 patient satisfaction survey 100% of patients felt our staff really went out of their way to make a difference.

Spire Manchester Hospital offers a wide range of tests and investigations including excercise ECGs. If you would like a private excercise ECG, please speak to your GP or consultant to ask for a referral for Spire Manchester Hospital.

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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