Exercise EKG testing

Exercise EKG testing is a diagnostic test that doctors use to see how your child’s heart reacts to stress or exercise.

How Boston Children’s Hospital approaches exercise EKG testing

Boston Children’s researchers use exercise testing to study the ways in which various heart procedures affect a patient’s functioning both right after surgery and far off into the future. Our recent studies have looked at:

  • exercise performance for the first 20 years after cardiac surgery
  • the effects of certain surgeries on how well a child can exercise
  • whether exercise testing can predict a patient’s long-term health