What is Stress ECG?
An exercise test on the treadmill with a systematic protocol. It is based on the interpretation of continuous ECG recordings from electrodes glued to the chest during exercise. The exercises, the patient’s walking time in the test and the target heart rate are adjusted according to the age of the patient.
The test varies depending on the age and condition of the patient, approximately 5-10 minutes. progress.
In what situations is it used?
A test that examines the working order while the heart is under effort. It is used to investigate vascular occlusion without symptoms during normal daily functions.
As the heart rate increases and exercise increases the heart’s workload. The coronary blood flow, which is sufficient at rest, is inadequate at this time and the heart muscle shows ECG findings due to malnutrition. These symptoms are sometimes vector deviations and sometimes rhythm advanced defects.
How is the procedure implemented?
In the treadmill, the electrodes are attached to the chest anterior wall, just as if they had an electrocardiogram. Meanwhile, the patient is asked to run to ensure a certain level of effort. Electrocardiographic results from the running patient are recorded.
Even in the stress ECG comments made by physicians, the accuracy rate of exercise ECG testing in detecting serious cardiovascular disease is 80 percent.