What Affects the Test
You may not be able to have the test or the results may not be accurate if:
- The electrodes are not securely attached to the skin.
- You are not able to exercise hard enough during the test.
- You take certain medicines, such as digoxin, phenothiazines, and some antiarrhythmic medicines.
- You have a low Reference potassium Opens New Window level.
- You smoke or eat a heavy meal before the test.
|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