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  • Graded Exercise Stress Test (GXT)

    The Graded Exercise Stress Test (GXT) includes an exercise portion, which lasts approximately three-to-15 minutes.

    The GXT is concluded following the exercise portion.

    Preparing for this procedure

    • Wear comfortable walking shoes, slacks or shorts.
    • No solid food, milk products, chocolate, coffee, tea or pop after midnight prior to your test (you may have sips of water or juice).
    • If you are diabetic, you may have a cup of Jell-O prior to your test.
    • No heavy exercise prior to your test.
    • No smoking 12 hours prior to your test.
    • Withhold all medications except as directed by your doctor.


    If you have any questions, call your physician.



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