When you arrive, one thing we’ll do is get your consent for the test, which means getting your permission to do it. I’m sure you’re aware that any medical procedure is not without risks, but a stress test is one of those tests where the risks are really low.
The specific risks will depend on the type of stress test that you are having, and we’ll discuss those risks with you when we review this form. We will also tell you about how this test is going to help you.
This test helps us understand how your heart is functioning and if your symptoms are related to your heart. The good news is that if we do find something, and we catch it early, there’s a very good chance that we can start the right treatment.
When we’re reviewing this form, please ask questions. We want you to understand what’s going on and how we are going to help you.