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Exercise (Stress) Test for Children

Look up a term in The Heart Center glossary.The exercise test is a valuable tool for gaining information about a child's heart function and aerobic fitness.   

Most tests of the heart are done with a person at rest, but often people are active. Exercise testing can give information about how the heart responds to the extra demands of activity.

The graded exercise test collects information that is key for defining how a child's heart responds to various levels of exercise and assesses the level of fitness.

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Last Updated: 11/2013