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Hi, my name's Dr. Warrick Bishop and I'd like to talk really briefly about treadmill testing and what we do without drugs in leading up to a treadmill test.
Well, there are two reasons for doing a treadmill test. One is to try and diagnose if someone's symptoms are related to their heart. In that situation, we want to push the heart as hard as possible so we don't want you on any medications that will slow the heartbeat down. In the other situation, we're often trying to find out how well does someone perform in the real world on the medications we've got them on knowing we already have a diagnosis made of narrowed arteries. So in that situation, we want you on your medication so we can assess a real-world scenario. If you're not sure. Please check with your doctor because it is an important test, and depending on what we want to know, depends on what you have to do to prepare.
So pull your socks up, get ready for your treadmill test. I wish you the very best. And please don't die from a heart attack. Goodbye.
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