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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

Heart Rate (Definition)

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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Cardiac (Definition)

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