Exercise ECG

Spire Southampton Hospital, Hampshire offers a range of tests and scans to assess the health of your heart. For information about prices please call us on 023 8091 4471.

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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Southampton Heart Service

Southampton Heart Service, Hampshire

The Southampton Heart Service, Hampshire offers diagnosis and treatment of a range of heart conditions. Click here for further information.

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