An exercise electrocardiogram is generally safe. Emergency equipment will be available in the testing area. Risks include:
- Irregular heartbeats during the test.
- Severe chest pain (angina).
- Heart attack.
The electrodes are used to transfer an image of the electrical activity of your heart to tracing on paper. No electricity passes through your body from the machine, and there is no danger of getting an electrical shock.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference September 11, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference George Philippides, MD - Cardiology