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At UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, we believe parents and guardians can contribute to the success of this test, and we invite you to participate. Please read the following information to learn about the test and how you can help.
An exercise test is the best way for doctors to get an idea of how well your child’s heart works at — and adjusts to — different levels of activity. The test is done on children who are able to walk and run on a treadmill and are mature enough to understand what is being asked of them, usually ages 5 and up.
Exercise tests are usually done in the morning when your child is well rested and energetic.
A doctor will do the exercise test in room that is a combination of a doctor’s office and workout area.
The most important thing parents can do is to keep their child relaxed before the test.
If your child has any special needs or health issues you feel the doctor needs to know about, please call the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh before the test and ask to speak with a nurse. It is important to notify us in advance about any special needs your child might have.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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