Because the examination is done while you are pedalling a stationary bicycle, it is advisable for you to come in comfortable clothing, and not to eat half an hour before starting the exercise. Patients have to take their usual medicaments, except for those ordered to stop by the physician in order they should not influence the results.
Before starting the examination, electrodes are placed on to the naked upper body of the patient which help in recording electric signals of the heart and in counting pulses. On the basis of the data, the computer draws ECG curves. Besides this, a tensiometer is put on to the patient’s arm to be observed continuously during the examination.
After the pulse range of the patient is determined, he or she can start pedalling the stationary bicycle. In the meanwhile, the resistance of the bicycle is being continuously risen to make the work of the heart more difficult.
The examination lasts for a determined period, except when some disturbing results can be observed. The examination must be interrupted if the number of pulses or blood pressure become extremely high, the patient feels chest pain, or ECG curves show pathological deviations. If the examination is without any problems, before finishing, it is necessary to be cooled down with pedalling more slowly, and it is necessary to wait even in resting position so that the normal state of the heart could be restored.When is recommended to perform exercise ECG?
It is one of the easiest, most reliable methods to evaluate the health state of our heart, moreover, it is completely free from pain and risks. Generally, exercise ECG is not recommended for patients with cardiac problems.
The examination is available by prescription or it can be ordered privately.
It is recommended for people who work under stress, who think not to move enough, who do not eat in a healthy way and who want to change their way of life.
The examination is suitable also to evaluate health states of those regularly going in for sports or of those just starting or restarting sports.
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