Dr. Saks explains what a treadmill stress test will indicate about a woman's heart.
A treadmill stress test is a good basic test to see what the patient’s exercise tolerance is, how good of a shape she is in, depending on how long she exercises on the treadmill, but we also can see how the blood pressure responds to exercise. It should go up but not above a certain point. It shouldn’t drop because that can mean other problems with the heart, and we see how the heart rate responds. It should go up but not above a certain point, and it shouldn’t start skipping beats or having extra beats in it.
About Dr. Saks, D.O.:
Dr. Shani S. Saks joined the Arizona Heart Institute in September 2005, following a three-year invasive cardiology fellowship at the Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. Prior to entering medical school, Dr. Saks completed her undergraduate and Master of Science degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where she graduated Cum Laude. She received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. Dr. Saks continued her medical education by completing an internal medicine residency at the Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital, where she served as Chief Medicine Resident. Dr. Saks is a Certified Internist by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. Due to significant and premature heart disease in her own family, Dr. Saks has a strong commitment to patient education, reducing risk of heart disease, preventative medicine and women’s health. Dr. Saks provides services at the Arizona Heart Institute location in central Phoenix.
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