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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

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(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 stress test builds on the first CCP stress test conducted in 2016, which focused on counterparty credit risk only, with the second exercise including liquidity risks examining whether CCPs would meet their liquidity needs under different stress scenarios.
Under the recommendation of the framework of the new Basel accord capital adequacy ratio, many large multinational banks in order to improve the internal control mechanism began a stress test.
Of the 51 banks subject to the EBA-led stress test 37 are directly supervised by ECB Banking Supervision, covering 70% of banking assets in the euro area.
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Fortunately, an IMF stress test in August 2008 suggested there was nothing to worry about--the system was resilient.
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Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, commented: "The stress test completes our capital framework by informing judgments about the appropriate size of capital buffers for individual firms and for the system as a whole.
Originally published on 26 October 2014, the bank recognised an error in its calculation of the modelled Common Equity Tier 1 ratio (CET1) for the EBA stress test results, which led to the bank's published CET1 stress test ratios being overstated.
Stress tests for Germany's atomic waste containment facilities recently got underway as part of planned checks to ensure the sites are safe against catastrophic scenarios such as earthquakes, plane crashes, or floods.
Following the 1986 Chernobyl accident and the most recent Fukushima accident in 2011, EU leaders have taken several steps to tackle nuclear safety within the Union, including calling for stress tests at nuclear plants in the member states.
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