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what is an exercise electrocardiogram used for?

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Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 41 years experience
Prediction: It is a test that predicts the likelihood of blockages in the arteries. It can also be used for assessment of exercise tolerance or to exclude exercise induced abnormal heart rhythms.
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Several things: It's a screening test to look for any concerning ischemic changes(that represent poor blood flow to particular regions of the heart) but also serves to look for conduction abnormalities that would include inappropriate heart rate or rhythm responses to increased work load.

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Do baby exercise classes help with physical development?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: They're fun, and they'll give you and your baby a nice opportunity to meet people and get out a bit. But no, i don't think there's any evidence that these kinds of classes actually help with development.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

How can I exercise when I can't breathe?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Slow & Gradual: Aerobic/cardiovascular exercise will eventually train the lungs and the rest of the body to handle oxygen more efficiently, but must be initiated and advanced carefully in the context of chronic lung disease. Let your symptoms guide you, realize your limitations and try not to be a hero - this will keep you safe.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to exercise 3-4 times a week 3 months after having a whipple procedure?

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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 39 years experience
Probably: Probably but i would double check with the surgeon who did the whipple. It is great that you feel like exercising 3-4 times a week after your whipple!
A 39-year-old member asked:

What's the value of annual electrocardiogram (ekg)?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
None for screening: Not much if you have no symptoms and no known heart disease. In other words it is not a cost effective screening tool.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How to get out of this exercise/starvation mode without gaining much weight?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Lower intensity: To maintain weight, get your resting metabolism rate tested. It tells you how many calories you need to maintain your weight. Exercise is good but for many, intense exercise causes hunger followed by too much food. Do more fat burning lower intensity exercise and weight training with lower weights but more repetitions to help maintain weight and muscle mass. Dont forget to drink water.

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