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Treadmill Exercise Stress Test
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
No: It should be performed to the maximum attainable functional capacity. ...Read more
Exercise stress test. After ~1 min. Feet felt like heavy lead & worse as it went faster. Couldn't lift feet at end. Blacked out stumbling off. Why?
Heart stress test: You walk/run on a treadmill while you have a continuous ekg to see if your heart looks like it lacks oxygen as you work harder. For people that can't exercise you can give them medication to simulate exercise. Sometimes you will also have a heart ultrasound (echocardiogram) at the same time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between Cardiopulmonary exercise test vs Exercise stress test? Does Cardiopulmonary exercise test combines both and better?
Not better: Exercise stress tests measure your peak functional capacity and ischemia (blood supply), arrhythmias, and blood pressure response. The different tests are used for different issues. Cardiopulmonary stress tests also measures peak oxygen consumption which is useful for evaluating certain disorders, particularly prior to heart transplantation ...Read more
Im 19 and received abnormal exercise stress test results. Is there anything that could have affected the test which may have caused the abnormal results?
Possibly: YOu may have some congenital abnormality that has caused this problem You need to see a cardiologist and will probably require a heart cath to completely eval your heart. If this is then ok you should be in the clear. You could also have some type of viral cardiomyopathy (weak her muscle) that has caused this. Best wishes. ...Read more
Does a normal exercise stress test mean there are no blockages and no coronary diseases? What percentage of blockage does it detect?
Recording an ekg while walking up a steeper & steeper incline, at a faster & faster rate, so as to increase heart contraction intensity & rate of contraction, thus blood flow needed by the heart muscle. However, atherosclerosis does not narrow arteries, clots do, & the ekg only detects major qualitative differences in capillary blood flow. Thus only severe artery disease ...Read more
A stress test is a cardiac test which can include walking on a treadmill and monitoring your heart while you are walking. They can also inject you with a nuclear material and do a more comprehensive scan on your heart to check for blockage. They can also do a chemical stress test which omits the need to ...Read more
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