International Journal of Medicine Research

International Journal of Medicine Research


International Journal of Medicine Research
International Journal of Medicine Research
Vol. 1, Issue 4 (2016)

Treadmill stress test in diagnosis and evaluation of Ischemic heart disease


Dr. Johnson George

Introduction: Exercise Electrocardiography remains a safe, simple, relatively inexpensive and noninvasive tool for the diagnosis and evaluation of ischaemic heart disease.

Methodology: All the tests were done on case 12 computerized treadmill. Following exercise protocols were adopted depending on the patients exercise capability viz. Bruce/ Modified Bruce/ Naughtons protocol. Patients were instructed to report for their stress tests either after on overnight fast of three hours after a light meal.

Results: 75% of patients who achieved less than 5 METS and 47.8% of patients who achieved 6-8 METS and 20% of patients who achieved 9-10 METS were positive for IHD. If higher workloads were achieved, the percentage of positive results were significantly less.

Conclusion: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a dominating cause of mortality and morbidity in modern society. Arterial hypertension is a well-documented risk factor for CVD but other factors also contribute to increased CVD risk.
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Dr. Johnson George. Treadmill stress test in diagnosis and evaluation of Ischemic heart disease. International Journal of Medicine Research, Volume 1, Issue 4, 2016, Pages 13-15
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