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Do I Need To Do Anything After?

If your blood pressure becomes unusually high, or if it suddenly drops during exercise, a nurse will recheck your blood pressure a few minutes after the test and may continue to monitor your EKG. If you develop chest pain, you might be given some nitroglycerin tablets to relieve the pain and lower the demand on your heart by dilating your blood vessels.

How long before the result of the test is known?

It usually takes several days for the doctor to completely evaluate the printout of your heart's electrical pattern.

Date Last Reviewed: 6/19/2012

Date Last Modified: 6/19/2012

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