An exercise ECG is a test where we continuously monitor your heart rhythm during exercise on a treadmill. Although it is more commonly used to assess chest pain, coronary disease and shortness of breath, we will often use this test to induce the abnormal heart rhythm in patients with exercise-induced palpitations. The test takes about 20-30 minutes. It is advisable to avoid a heavy meal prior to the test and to wear comfortable clothing and running shoes for the test.




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Melbourne Heart Rhythm has an international reputation as one of the centers of excellence in cardiac arrhythmia research in Australasia and the world.

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Our Team

Our friendly team are committed to providing excellence in patient care. They are all well qualified and knowledgeable about patients and their cardiac conditions.

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To learn about common arrhythmias and our cardiac procedures, visit  our Cardiovascular Library for more information.

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About Us


Melbourne Heart Rhythm is the arrhythmia service at the Department of Cardiology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. We are comprised of a team of highly trained and dedicated health care professionals specializing in heart rhythm management. We have a strong focus on patient education and patient centered care. Our arrhythmia specialists have an international reputation of excellence in arrhythmia research and clinical arrhythmia management.