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Elevated heart rate on treadmill. Why did they stop me?

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Dr. Joram Seggev
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Excessive pulse

There is a normal heart rate, usually between 60 to 80 beats per minute.
During exercise, heart rate increases. There is a suggested maximal heart rate that depends on sex and age. We usually suggest that during exercise heart rate should be no more than 85% of that rate. You probably were stopped because your heart rate was excessive, which can lead to problems.

In brief: Excessive pulse

There is a normal heart rate, usually between 60 to 80 beats per minute.
During exercise, heart rate increases. There is a suggested maximal heart rate that depends on sex and age. We usually suggest that during exercise heart rate should be no more than 85% of that rate. You probably were stopped because your heart rate was excessive, which can lead to problems.
Dr. Joram Seggev
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Dr. Mark Gabelman
Actually an exercise stress test should be stopped for significantly abnormal findings(abnormal heart rhythm, Blood pressure or ekg) but should be otherwise limited by patient symptoms. 85% of the age predicted maximal heart rate is the minimum needed to consider the test valid, but it's achievel alone should not result in the test's termination
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