If you’re having chest surgery, a stress test can sometimes be helpful. It might find problems that need special care before, during, or after the surgery. But if your surgery is not related to your heart, and you don’t have a heart problem or difficulty walking or climbing stairs, you probably don’t need a stress test.
Files to download
- Plain English: Heart Stress Tests Before Chest Surgery (STS) →
- Spanish: Pruebas de esfuerzo del corazón antes de una cirugía de tórax →
- Webpage file: Heart Stress Tests Before Chest Surgery →
- Webpage file: Pruebas de esfuerzo del corazón antes de una cirugía de tórax →