Upgraded Approach to Your Heart Health

EHE Health gives you complete, continually updated, evidence-based preventive care. We ensure you have the best information about your cardiovascular health and the best resources to protect it.

Why are we adding the 3-Minute Step Test?


measure of how well your heart and lungs perform during physical activity


predictor of overall cardiovascular health


insight for lifestyle recommendations

The 3-Minute Step Test is also low-risk and relevant for patients of all ages, further expanding the reach of our cardiovascular program.

The 3-Minute Step Test is also low-risk and relevant for patients of all ages, further expanding the reach of our cardiovascular program.

This upgrade is only part of our exceptional
and expansive cardiovascular health program.

Identifying Your Risks

Cardiovascular fitness
(3-Minute Step Test)

(such as blood pressure, body mass index)

Lab tests
(such as cholesterol, diabetes screenings)

Advanced scans
(when recommended, such as coronary
calcium CT and abdominal aorta ultrasound)

Improving Your Health

Post-exam physician counseling

Year-long one-on-one Health Mentorship

Lifestyle guidance and resources
to support proper diet, fitness,
and other heart-healthy habits

What to Know

Q: Why does EHE Health no longer use the Cardiac Stress Test?

A: It is no longer considered an adequate evidence-based assessment of cardiovascular health by leading organizations. Also, emerging evidence shows that the risks associated with the Cardiac Stress Test outweigh its benefits.

Q: Why does the 3-Minute Step Test matter?

A: 1). Scientific evidence shows that low levels of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) are related to higher risk of cardiovascular disease and increased mortality rates. 2). The American Heart Association emphasizes that a person’s CRF is a stronger predictor of cardiovascular health than high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes.

Q: What is the impact of this test?

A: Based on your CRF level, EHE Health’s preventive health experts will identify health risks and provide lifestyle medicine prescriptions to optimize your cardiovascular health.

Q: How should I prepare for this test?

A: 1). No caffeine for 2 hours before the test. 2). Avoid exercise or a heavy meal immediately before the test. 3.) Wear loose, comfortable fitting athletic shorts/pants and tennis shoes.

Q: How long does this test take?

A: The test itself is only 3 minutes. Including preparation, the entire process should take no longer than 15 minutes.

Q: How will I know if I should or should not do this test?

A: You will be screened for medical and health issues to see if you are eligible to complete this test. However, if you feel uncomfortable or have trouble climbing stairs (due to joint, muscle, nerve, blood vessel, or other issues) you should defer this test and let your EHE Health physician know.