Cardiac stress test treadmill incline

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Avatar f tn When using EKG and blood pressure monitoring alone the test is variously called a cardiac stress test, exercise stress test, exercise treadmill test, exercise tolerance test, stress test or exercise ECG test. Heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, EKG, and how tired you feel are monitored during the test.
Avatar n tn I don't know. There were no displays on the treadmill when I did my stress test. They mostly judged my "success" on my heart rate and blood pressure readings compared to how long I lasted. I never had to run; it was just a walking speed with some incline increases. I did about 10 minutes I guess and then had to lie down for the recovery part. I think I did just fine.
Avatar f tn The test is a combination of speed and incline. The treadmill used has this program built into it, so your test would be just like my test. The idea is to walk as long as you can. Your test will start very slowly, but will increase in speed and incline at regular intervals, The test itself is designed so most people eventually "fail". That is, most everybody eventually has to stop from exhaustion.
390388 tn?1279636213 Jon; Thank you for your post. I have an appt. tomorrow AM. I walked for a while today and it did not happen again. I have been having some issues so I don't push my stress level on the treadmill. I start at 0 incline and 1 mph for 2 minutes (HR ~72) then I incline it to 1 for a minute, then 2 for a minute or two, then go to 3. On the speed I don't ha ha take it over 2.5mph. But I raise it the at the same time as the incline every few minutes.
Avatar n tn I had an echo stress test where the treadmill speed and incline followed standard Bruce protocol, but each stage lasted only 2 minutes instead of 3. The person who administered the test seemed very knowledgeable, so I assume the shortened stages were intentional. Are the results as valid as they would have been with standard 3 minute stages? I completed stage 4 and was told everything looked good.
Avatar m tn I had my stress test done today and was wondering if I had a typical experience. I had the test done because I almost fainted a month ago doing cardio at the gym. The first did an EKG (lying down). I then went onto the treadmill. It started off slowly. Every 3 minutes they increased the speed and incline of the treadmill. I was supposed to get into a range of 159 to 180 bpm. I went up to a fast walk and everything was fine.
Avatar f tn I am getting a nuclear stress test done on Monday. I wish that they could have done more testing at the time however the cardiologist seemed frustrated and angry, maybe not with me. I am really unsure why, actually. I'm very concerned and it will be good to get to that bottom of it. I have increased my fluid intake.Thanks for your response.
Avatar m tn My primary care physician is sending me for a cardiac stress test. I was debating on whether I should ask for a cardiopulmonary stress test instead. I have difficulty breathing and shortness of breath. Also, I have low blood oxygen (High Hemoglobin and High Hematocrit) and low carbon dioxide. I know the cardiopulmonary stress test measures gas exchange during exercise. I just don't want to have to do both tests at some point, if there is nothing wrong with my heart.
1425157 tn?1311651679 i had a reg stress test this am and i was able to get to level 3-3 raises of the incline and speed- and finally reached my target of 185 bpm,, but about 3 mins before that was reached i wanted to stop!!! was feeling short of breath mostly slight lung burning feeling and a tad light headed is that normal???my heart rate seemed to come down to normal in about 7 or 8 minutes and they let me go-- if they saw something dangerous would they have told me??
Avatar n tn Recently he had an EKG and Thallium stress test for preventative reasons. The EKG while on the treadmill showed blockages. The pictures from the thallium scan showed nothing. He is scheduled for an angiogram and we wonder if this is truly necessary. The only other anomaly he has is that his heart rate is consistently low, getting into the low 50's at rest. He takes no medicine of any kind and does not drink.
Avatar f tn Certain systemic disorders like anemia, diabetes, vitamin deficiencies and thyroid disorders can cause these symptoms. So, besides EKG and treadmill test, lung function tests could further help in evaluation. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn An alternative set of quick incline-controls provide the ability to select every whole-number incline, including zero, using a complete set of control buttons. Display: The monitor displays white characters on a blue colored background. The size of the characters showing the "speed" is considered fair and the size of the characters showing "incline" is considered fair. All exercise statistics are presented in the same physical window.
Avatar n tn My mother recently completed a cardiac stress test on a treadmill in which she was taken to an extremely high level of endurance. When she reached her max, and was ready to stop, her cardiologist asked for an additional minute - which she did give. Following the treadmill exercise she was tested as normal and was eventually released. When she emerged from the test center, the whole left side of her face was distorted and sagging - like she had experienced a T.I.A. (mini stroke).
Avatar m tn I have two artificial hips and yet doctors keep pressing me, when I do a stress test, to run on a treadmill. (Age 55). Those are impact exercises - bad for fake hips. The last time I did this I had to yell "STOP THE TEST NOW!" to get them to shut it off. They wouldn't listen when I said it normally. Did they think I was kidding? So now it's a year after I had a Stent put in to fix two blockages with one Stent. And now doc wants to do a nuclear stress test.
Avatar f tn Has anyone had a normal nuclear stress test but abnormal treadmill stress test?
Avatar f tn The doctor said the ekg and echo looked good, but that the stress test was positive and I need a thallium stress test now. My cholestrol and triglycerides are great. During the stress test, I had a minor chest pain, and am wondering if that is why he wants a thallium stress test now. I really don't want to be exposed to radiation. Can the incline training bring on a heart problem?
11849443 tn?1441302841 I had my Stress Echo done prior to my electrophysiology. This was done after a normal treadmill stress test. The stress echo wasn't done as part of the pre-admission testing, but was done as part of the path towards the electrophysiology procedure. My cardiologist, whom I'm very friendly with told me it was done to rule out any structural abnormalities, and that he wanted to see my heart working under physical strain and compare it to when it was at rest.
Avatar f tn What does it mean when, during a exercise stress test (treadmill), they tell you to stop early? Is it most likely a good thing or a bad one? Details: Given a stress test for heart rate irregularities. Resting rate was around 80, and bp around 110/70. Between 3-6 min on the treadmill my bp was 170/80 and heartrate was over 140. At 7-8 minutes they told me I could stop because "they had all the information they needed." They said I would have the results in a couple of days.
Avatar n tn He then suggested going for a treadmill stress test which I did today. I got my heart rate up to the required 160 bpm with no pain etc. The results of the stress test were "normal". I am now reading that stress tests in woman very often given false negative results. I don't have high bp, or high chlosterol, I am overweight and wroking on getting it down, no diabetis etc. Realistically no risk factors.
Avatar m tn They increased my atenenol and isorbiride but I am afraid to do emptying for fear of a heart attack. Someone told me this is called a widow maker. Can I exercise I was walking on a treadmill for 3 miles and doing it in 40 minutes gradually going from 3 mph to 4 mph and changing incline positions from o to 12. Now at 2.6 mph and 13 minutes I get a burning in my chest and calves.
Avatar f tn hello, I have had a treadmill test and am awaiting the results , I have heard the results are based on lots of different factors , but my question is ? , when a treadmill test is complete does the person doing the test calculate your time at when you reach 85% of you heart rate or the final time when you stop the test ?
Avatar n tn An Echo of your heart is taken BEFORE you perform the stress test on the treadmill. Then after you run on the treadmill the technician takes the an Echo again. After I ran on the treadmill I needed to gain my equilibrium by grabbing onto the handle. My hands were pealed from the bar and I was PUSHED down onto the table when I was clearly dizzy and out of breath. Obviously none of you have taken an Echo-Stress test. There is a big difference between the two.
471949 tn?1236904026 I'm having a stress test tomorrow (12th); treadmill-type at the VA hospital. Last year I had a chemical stress test there. Problem is there was no doc in the room or even nearby at all! In the past when I've had stress tests done at civilian hospitals there was always a cardio-doc in the room--just in case. Two years ago I had a treadmill test and collapsed halfway through the test. I told the VA cardio doc this...