Community Health Network

Ranked among the nation's most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana's leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions, workplaces, schools and homes.

Explore Community

Close
News

News for Healthier Living

Health Tip: Do I Need a Cardiac Stress Test?

(HealthDay News) -- A cardiac stress test is designed to measure how well your heart is able to perform when it is under physical stress. It also is used to help diagnose heart problems.

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute lists these reasons why you may need a stress test:

  • You have experienced symptoms of reduced blood flow to the heart, including shortness of breath or chest pains.
  • You need to diagnose heart problems, such as coronary artery disease or a problem with a heart valve.
  • You need to know whether your heart is strong enough to start exercising after a heart attack or a diagnosis of coronary heart disease.
  • You need to see how well treatments such as coronary artery bypass grafting or angioplasty have worked at relieving your symptoms.
  • You have arrhythmia symptoms during exercise, including a fluttering sensation in the chest, irregular heartbeat or feeling faint.
  • You have shortness of breath without chest pain during exercise.

-- Diana Kohnle

Health News Copyright © 2013 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Health Day

Proud sponsors

  • Indiana Fever
  • Indianapolis Indians
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
  • Indy Eleven

Health and wellness shopping

  • Home Health Medical online store for medical supplies and equipment
  • Wellspring Pharmacy
  • FigLeaf Boutique
  • Jasmine gift shop