Pharmacological stress test

Pharmacological stress test: Pharmacological stress test is a stress test using medications instead of the usual exercise stress test. This is done by giving medications to stress the heart rather than by exercise which is more often used to stress the heart for a test. Pharmacological stress test is considered for those who cannot exercise due to disability of the limbs or due to any other reason. Any stress test can be done only if the individual has reasonable medical fitness to undergo the test, as decided by the treating physician or supervising physician.