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Cardiology: People can reach the maximum heart rate on a treadmill test in differing amounts of time and still have a normal heart. Can you comment?

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Dr. Rodney Samaan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Bruce protocol increases speed and incline every 3 minutes.
To achieve 85pct of maximal heart rate will be dependent on your resting heart rate. 220-age -15 pct gets you at 85pct Maximal heart rate.

In brief: Yes

Bruce protocol increases speed and incline every 3 minutes.
To achieve 85pct of maximal heart rate will be dependent on your resting heart rate. 220-age -15 pct gets you at 85pct Maximal heart rate.
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Dr. Rodney Samaan
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Dr. Carlos Orrego
Reaching the maximal heart rate sooner could be related to deconditioning
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Factors that determine heart rate response to exercise are primarily age, fitness level and certain drugs that affect heart rate.
There can be a wide variation in people with normal hearts based on the above factors

In brief: Yes

Factors that determine heart rate response to exercise are primarily age, fitness level and certain drugs that affect heart rate.
There can be a wide variation in people with normal hearts based on the above factors
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Dr. Ian Weisberg
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