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stress test

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exercise electrocardiography,

in medicine, a test that evaluates the performance of the heart by subjecting it to controlled amounts of physical stress. Such tests, which include walking on a treadmill, measure the heart's reaction to an increased demand for oxygen. The test ends when the patient reaches a predetermined heart rate or experiences chest pain or fatigue. See electrocardiographyelectrocardiography
, science of recording and interpreting the electrical activity that precedes and is a measure of the action of heart muscles. Since 1887, when Augustus Waller demonstrated the possibility of measuring such action, physicians and physiologists have recorded
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stress test

[′stres ‚test]
(computer science)
A test of new software or hardware under unusually heavy work loads.
(engineering)
A test of equipment under extreme conditions, outside the range anticipated in normal operation.
(medicine)
A procedure involving continuous electrocardiographic monitoring during exercise, as running a treadmill, to test the circulatory response to physical stress.
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The FMF clinical findings and correlation analysis results among the exercise stress test parameters are summarized in Table 3.
19 After that the patient exercises on the treadmill according to the standard exercise stress test protocol.
This is important because the predictive value of the exercise stress test depends on the pretest probability of disease and the population at risk (2).
However, in the ACE 1 study we recently demonstrated a dynamic rise and fall in B-type natriuretic peptide concentrations in relation to the exercise stress test.
Popular add-ons include exercise stress test, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy and audiograms, according to James Casanova, MD, CPE, FACPE, associate dean, clinical affairs, Medical College of Wisconsin Physician Practice.
To answer this question, 13 competitive endurance athletes (mean age 69) and 13 age matched healthy non-athletic men underwent an echo/Doppler treadmill exercise stress test using Balke protocol.
In a nutrition research setting, the usually recognized function of an exercise stress test is two-fold: a) to determine volunteers' normal response to exercise and their fitness for prescribed exercise; and b) to quantify volunteers' cardiovascular fitness for determinations of dietary related changes (1).
If your EKG evolves into a complete right bundle branch block then it may be necessary to do some further investigating with an exercise stress test or a nuclear stress test.
Doctors released Olajuwon from Methodist Hospital on Thursday after tests, including an exercise stress test, showed no problems.
If you fall into one of these groups, your doctor may suggest that you first undergo an exercise stress test (an electrocardiogram done while you exercise) to detect signs of CAD.
A medical exam and pre-exercise testing should be required, including an exercise stress test.
First, visit your doctor for a complete medical examination, including an exercise stress test.