Treadmill Exercise ECG is when a patient exercises on a treadmill whilst wearing a monitor that records the electrocardiogram. The heart muscle demands more oxygen during exercises. If the electrocardiogram shows changes in myocardial ischemia or abnormal heart beat, this could signify that the patient has potential heart diseases.

Treadmill Exercise ECG is safe because the chances of developing complications during the procedure are very low. While treadmill exercise ECG is more sensitive than conventional electrocardiogram, it could still generate a few false positive or false negative test results. Doctors will pick the most appropriate screening depending on the patient’s condition.