Stress test heart rate target

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Avatar f tn Example- When I went in for a stress test, since I work out, it took a while to get my heart rate up to 150 which is what they wanted
Avatar n tn I think what is most important in a stress test, is evaluating how hard your heart can work before problems occur, and identifying those problems. It is also important that you CAN reach your optimum, or there is definitely something amiss. I had no idea it was on a time based thing, to me that would be like a race. Every stress test I've had, the operator has always said "ok I will now speed it up a bit more" or "It will now increase in incline".
Avatar f tn At the 9 minute mark, walking briskly, I reached my target heart rate of 160. My blood pressure elevated to 180/120. I realize the 180 is expected but should my diastolic pressure have gone from 94 to 120?
Avatar n tn My treadmill test still can reach 88% of the target rate of 171. My heart rate went up to 152 then the dr terminated it because of ECG change into BBB. Otherwise, I think I still can reach 171.
Avatar m tn You may have to increase your MET parameter to lose weight, and whether your cardio can sustain an increase of a higher heart rate safely may require a stress test if you are a heart patient. . I have been listening to my body symptoms for about 6 years to gauge degree of cardio exercise that is appropriate for me and no attention to heart rate. The following article makes good cardio sense for those individuals on medication.
Avatar m tn I only walked twelve minutes before my stress test was stopped. But I reached my target heart rate. I felt extremely exhausted until my pvcs surpressed at a heart rate of 150 and then I felt GREAT until I stopped and as my heart rate went down then the pvcs started again. Your doctor should have explained anything that may have been concerning during the stress test.
Avatar n tn No matter how hard you exercise when taking a beta blocker, you may never achieve your target heart rate. There's no precise way to predict the effect of beta blockers on your heart rate. You can also try lowering your target heart rate by the amount that your resting heart rate has been lowered by the beta blocker. For example, if your resting heart rate has decreased from 70 to 50, then try working at a target heart rate 20 beats per minute lower than what you used to do.
Avatar n tn The best method for someone with a heart issue is to have a stress test. A stress test is oftened done for the purpose of learning the degree of tolerance/risk one can safely do. The rule of thumb stated is not recommended for someone who has heart issues. You will be safe to engage in exercising according to METs. Also, the rule-of-thumb does not apply to someone that is on a beta blocker as a beta blocker decreases heart rate, etc.
Avatar n tn It certainly is, if you reached your target heart rate. When I have had stress tests, I've reached my target heart rate in less than four minutes and problems were found (and fixed). What was found during your stress test?
Avatar n tn I've using a elliptical trainer. I can get my heart rate up to 122- 130 on this machine. I check my heart rate about every two or three minutes. Sometimes after getting my heart rate up to 120-130 I check and it drops into the 60's, then goes back up. I don't see my Dr. for six months. Why is this happening? Should I quit doing this exersice. I beleive the machine is consistent in reading the heart rate. It doesn't happen everytime I use it.
Avatar f tn Hi I am 49 and a smoker, I recently had a stress test.My heart beat stayed steady and even at 135 through most of the test no matter how fast it went ( near the end she did not take blood pressure because she did not want me to let go) it finally started going up but after forever at the fastest speed I did make my target rate. My heartbeat looked to me nice and even.
212161 tn?1476095111 you are referring to had nothing to do with you walking barefoot (I had them too up to the point were the ECG became unreadable and I have as yet found nobody that could/would explain this to me) and they stopped the test because you had reached your prescribed heart rate of 140 BPM - so nothing wrong with that.
Avatar f tn hello, I recently had a treadmill test , awaiting for the results , I was very breathless at end of stage 2 , I am not sure when I reached my 85% of my predicted heart rate , but obviously the lady doing the test would have done , but in stage 3 the lady said I had reached 100% of my target heart rate , and i had to stop the test soon after for severe breathlessness , my question is , I have heard the results of this test include how long your on the treadmill , so what would be the result they
Avatar f tn I had a thalium stresstest, with a target heart rate of 135. It took me 8 minutes to reach the goal. Is this good or bad?
Avatar m tn Today I had my stress test and heart echo done. The doctor told me everything comes normal and your heart is functioning well? My questions: 1- I reached my HR target (180pbm) in the middle of stage 3 (almost after 7mnts) and the doctor says this is due to lack of fitness / lack of exercises and nothing to worry about, just be more active and strat some sports. Is that right? What is heart echo and what info about my heart it tells the doctor?
Avatar f tn Just after the test started, I started getting very severe pain in my legs. My heart rate only went up to 112 beats per minute when they injected the thallium. I had to stop the test within 3 minutes of starting it because of the pain in my legs (approx. 30 seconds after injection). I got the results of the test on Saturday.
Avatar n tn You have a small area of your left ventricle that is not receiving enough blood flow (ischemia), while you were at 81% of your target heart rate. Your actual heart rate was 141 beats per minute. You never achieved your target heart rate which was 174 bpm (.81 (x) = 141). The ischemia could mean you have a small blockage in one or more of your coronary arteries, or the test could totally be wrong. These test have a fairly high positive and negative failure rate.
Avatar n tn You can also get measurement of maximum heart rate by recording heart rate during the test, which can be used in training programs to set intensity
Avatar n tn I had a tilt test, which I was told was normal, a holter, which I have not gotten the results back, echo (also normal) and a stress test. Here's where my question is - My target heart rate during the stress test was 165 - I had made it to the fourth level, my heart rate got up to about 110 and then I started feeling short of breath and dizzy - my heart rate began to drop, to 100, 90 and down to 70 as I continued to walk.
Avatar m tn I just completed a tread mill stress test and a nuclear stress test. Briefly, the results are: 1) attained 100% target heart rate, no chest pains, no arrhythmia 2) LVEF is 56% 3) Moderate size infereior ischemia 4.) ECG is positive for ischemia at good workload (reached heart rate of 143). I've formed a preliminary impression from my research on the Internet, but I would appreciate professional feedback. I am scheduled for a heart catheterization. Thank you.
Avatar n tn I've noticed my resting heart rate tends to be in the low 50's and I've seen it drop to the forties. Doctor said not to worry without symptoms. But why did it drop from averaging in the 60's at the beginning of this year. I recently had a normal ekg. I just got a stress test but don't have the results though it seemed to go well. I went a little over my maximum rate at 176 (I'm a 47 year old male) and felt fine. I do sporadic cardio workouts and am in fair but no great shape.
Avatar m tn The Karvonen Formula is a mathematical formula that helps you determine your target heart rate zone. The formula involves using your maximum heart rate (MHR) minus your age to come up with a target heart rate range (which is a percentage of your MHR). Staying within this range will help you work most effectively during your cardio workouts.
Avatar n tn As far as an exercising heart rate you should target a heart rate of 160- 165 to acheive 85% of your predicted maximal heart rate. this seems to be right where you are. As far as panic and stress this certainly can make matters worse. It sounds as though all is in good shape with your heart!
Avatar n tn I could be wrong ,but I thought with a stress echo they just shoot for a target heart rate and once you reach that you jump off the treadmill and onto the exam table for the post exercise portion of the echo.
Avatar m tn 67 x 23 (age)) = 191  191 - 65 (resting heart rate) = 126  126 * 65% (low end of heart rate zone) OR 85% (high end) = 82 OR 107  82 + 65 (resting heart rate) = 147  107 + 65 (rhr) = 172  The target heart rate zone for this person would be 147 to 172  First thing in the morning before you get out of bed have a clock with a second hand and check your resting heart rate then figure your rate by the  Karvonen Formula above.
Avatar m tn I had a tread mill stress test and a nuclear stress test. Briefly, the results were: 1) reached 100% target heart rate, no chest pains, no arrhythmia 2) LVEF is 56% 3) moderate size inferior ischemia 4) ECG is positive for ischemia at a good workload (143 heart rate). I have formed a preliminary impression from my research on the Internet, but would appreciate feedback on the above 4 items. I havel scheduled a heart catherterization. Thank you.
Avatar f tn 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 As indicated in the above post, my PA as a result on my 07/25/08 abnormal pre-employment stress test result referred me to a cardiologist. The cardiologist completed an echo stress test in which I was allowed to reach 100% of my target heart rate and complete stage 4 (12 minutes) of the Bruce Protocol. The echo stress test showed excessive ST segment depression, which was gone within one minute into the rest period, and abnormal heart wall movement.
Avatar n tn BUT since I am taking the Atenolol it keeps me from beating fast. So the heart resting rate and exercise rate is really a artificial heart rate and not my real heart rate without medication. The best I have been able to get is about 98-100 bpm. But is that a true reading or am I really over exerting my heart at a much higher rate. And if so, what should my exercise target rate be taking the medication.