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Exercise Stress Test –Done on VEGA 201 from RMS System

Treadmill Test at City Xray

TMT or Exercise Stress Test –Done on VEGA 201 from RMS SystemTMT test is also called Exercise Stress Test, Computerised Stress Test or simply Stress test. This is the easiest popular and common test performed on heart patients to determine the severity of the heart disease. Taken at an interval, this test can also show the improvement or deterioration of patient’s angina.

TMT is done for:Evaluation of patients with chest pain, prognosis & severity of disease, screening of latent CAD, evaluation of therapy.Early detection of labile Hypertension. Evaluation of patients with CHF, Arrhythmias, CHD & Valvular function & therapy, functional capacity.

Precaution & Preparation for TMT Test –

  • 3-4 hours fasting is advisable.
  • Prior consent of the patient is taken before conducting the test.
  • BP of the patient is monitored before conducting the investigation.
  • For TMT investigation the chest of male patient needs to be clean shaved.
  • It is advised to wear loose clothes/ Gown for the TMT Investigation.
  • One attendant is compulsory in case of TMT test.

Frequently Asked Questions

A treadmill test (TMT) or cardiac stress test helps determine how far your heart can go before an abnormal rhythm or blood flow to the heart muscle drops. It helps your doctor know how your heart responds on being pushed. You will be asked to walk on a treadmill, and the difficulty level will be gradually increased.
A positive test result occurs where a diagnosis of coronary artery disease (IHD, angina) is definite.
Inconclusive. An inconclusive test result is usually due to non-diagnostic ECG changes, or when the test is terminated early due to exhaustion, before maximum heart rate or workload is reached.
The test could reveal irregular heart rhythms or other symptoms that indicate coronary artery disease, such as blocked arteries. If your doctor determines you may have coronary artery disease or other heart problems, they may begin treatments or order more tests, such as a nuclear stress test.
The exercise stress test involves exercising on a treadmill while you are closely monitored. Yes.
However, DO NOT eat or drink anything except water for four hours before the test.
Avoid all products that contain caffeine for 24 hours before the test.
These treatments reduce the patient's risk of developing heart problems in the future. Although they are not of much use in identifying the smaller vulnerable plaques, TMT and coronary angiograms are good at detecting severe blocks.
This test involves walking in place on a treadmill while monitoring the electrical activity of your heart. Throughout the test, the speed and incline of the treadmill increase. The results show how well your heart responds to the stress of different levels of exercise.
During the TMT, the ECG machine captures your blood pressure reading at the second minute of every stage. Generally, stress tests like TMT usually continue for 90 minutes from start to end. However, the actual exercise portion of the test is covered within 20 minutes.
You will not be allowed to eat or drink until the medicine used to numb your throat wears off. This usually takes 30 to 60 minutes. You may not drive yourself home after your test. Before coming for your test, arrange for someone to take you home afterwards.
The measurements begin with a baseline recording taken at rest. Then, you begin walking on the treadmill at a slow pace, under 2 mph.


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