Exercise stress test

$40.00 / unit

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A maximal exercise test with oxygen consumption assessment to determine cardiorespiratory fitness. This measurement is considered to be the best indicator of cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance. By using a mouthpiece and nose clip to capture your expired air, we directly measure volume and gas concentrations. The test involves either exercising on a treadmill or a bike at an intensity that increases every minute until exhaustion, and is designed to achieve a maximal effort in 8-12 minutes. Your heart rate, workload, and ventilatory thresholds measured during the test will help you monitor exercise intensity during your workouts and help guide your training and improve your fitness. A full report with all of your data and exercise recommendations will be provided. The Exercise Science Lab Director (Terence Moriarty - [email protected]) will email you regarding scheduling following receipt of payment or you can email and schedule in advance of payment (either works).

Add ECG: An exercise stress test shows how your heart works during physical activity. The test can help determine your risk of having heart disease and assist in developing a safe exercise program. Because exercise makes your heart pump harder and faster, an exercise stress test can reveal problems with blood flow within your heart. A stress test involves walking on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike which becomes progressively more difficult. Your blood pressure will be measured, and your heart rate and rhythm are monitored with a 12-lead ECG.

In certain situations, a physician may be present, though we cannot test anyone with known cardiovascular disease or symptoms of disease.