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What does equivocal cardiac stress test mean in the results? I am a 47 year old male with hypertension controlled through medication. I completed the test reaching the target heart rate with no other symptoms. Test was part of an annual insurance check u

What does equivocal cardiac stress test mean in the results? I am a 47 year old male with hypertension  controlled through medication. I completed the test reaching the target heart rate with no other symptoms. Test was part of an annual insurance check u

Stress test: Equivocal changes imply that Ekg on test show changes which were suggestive of positive but may have not met criteria completely. Using echocardiogram during stress or nick injection can be helpful to improve accuracy.nth God standard is still cardiac Cath ...Read more

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Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more


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What is a target heart rate range?

What is a target heart rate range?

Target heart rate: It is a range of heart rates we expect to produce an outcome we expect. For instance training effect in runners, or information about ischemia in an exercise ecg test. Target heart range is NOT a place where executioners practice shooting to hit someone in the heart. ...Read more

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Just what happens when I reach my target heart rate?

Just what happens when I reach my target heart rate?

Target heart rate: Depends on the purpose of the target rate. Usually this is a good thing that is helping one get fit. ...Read more

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How can I calculate target heart rate?

How can I calculate target heart rate?

See below: 220 (-)your age - is the 100% usual cardio work out range is 70 - 80% of this number. ...Read more

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Could you explain how to calculate target heart rate?

Could you explain how to calculate target heart rate?

On stress test : Target heart rate is defined as 86% of maximal predicted heart rate. Mphr = 220-age in years. ...Read more

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What is treadmill stress and target heart rate?

What is treadmill stress and target heart rate?

Exercise test: Treadmill stress is to exercise on a treadmill to stress the heart and evaluate with ecg. Target rate is 85% of (220 - age). ...Read more

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Are you burning muscle if you go above your target heart rate?

Are you burning muscle if you go above your target heart rate?

No: There is no such thing as "target heart rate." depending on your training goals, the "target" could be anything from 60% to 100% of your max heart rate. Exceeding ~80-84% of max heart rate shifts metabolism to anaerobic (airless) metabolism resulting in the production of Lactic Acid and the burning sensation. The body is burning pure glucose here. Muscles break from overuse, not that process. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you go above your target heart rate are you burning muscle?

I'm just wondering, if you go above your target heart rate are you burning muscle?

Not necessary: I assume you are talking abou your maximum calculated hr. If thats the case, not necessary. Depend how long you stay there. With high protein diet, weight lifting and short burst 1-2 mins every 5 mins of fast running for no more than 30mins, 3 times a week, probably not. Every person is different but you will built endurance and cardiac capacity. Check with a trainer for better results. ...Read more

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Whats a target heart rate during cardio (eliptical) for weight loss? Im a female 30yrs 148lbs

Whats a target heart rate during cardio (eliptical) for weight loss? Im a female 30yrs 148lbs

Aerobic threshold: The important principle is to keep under your aerobic threshold when you are training. Here is a good website that explains why and gives you a guideline: https://philmaffetone.com/180-formula/ ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if the resting heart rate is 72, calculate this persons target heart rate and vo2 at 60% of maximum?

Can you tell me what you suggest if the resting heart rate is 72, calculate this persons target heart rate and vo2 at 60% of maximum?

90- 153: Remember it is just a target heart rate to get to during exercise, and not a number to get fixated to as you can see this is quite a wide range maximum heart rate in 40 year old is 180 . The benefit you get from exercise is not so specific at particular rate so do not worry to much about the rate just keep regular exercise schedule and follow it good luck. ...Read more

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What should my target heart rate to burn fat?

What should my target heart rate to burn fat?

Ignore pop wisdom: Nobody's going to exercise scientifically for weight loss. It's a fact of human nature. Instead, you owe it to yourself to find something at least moderately strenuous that your physician approves, that you like, and that you can do with friends. Go crazy doing it, and get high from it. This "best heart rate" stuff is window dressing. Go get fit and have a great time doing it. ...Read more

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Workout problems about reaching target heart rate?

Workout problems about reaching target heart rate?

Not a problem: I suppose you mean that you can reach thr with exercise.I hope you are not taking beta blocker or your heart is accustom to exercise. ...Read more

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What should my target heart rate be while working out?

What should my target heart rate be while working out?

At your age ...: Approximately 2/3 of your maximal heart rate. See your pcp or sports medicine expert to calculate your aerobic 'target' heart rate... Best of luck! ...Read more

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What is the danger or benefit of going past your target heart rate?

Variable: The target heart rate (thr) is usually 50-75 % of the maximum heart rate for an individual. Ideally you get the maximum benefit when you stay with in the thr but going over for a few minutes is not a big problem. There really is not major advantage from a training perspective to go above the thr. ...Read more

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