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TMT

Also known as Treadmill Test
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What is this test?

The treadmill test is an exercise stress test helps to determine the effects of exercise on the heart. In this test, the individual walks on the treadmill and the electrical activity of the heart is monitored. During the test, the speed of the treadmill slowly increases and the response of the heart to the stress of different levels of exercise is monitored. After the test, the individual will be asked to lay down and the blood pressure, heart rate, and ECG will be monitored for up to five minutes.

Why this test is performed:

This test is performed to check the risk of having or developing heart disease in the individual. This test may be recommended to you by a physician if you are having any conditions such as abnormal heartbeats, chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness, lack of energy, etc. This test helps you to develop a safe exercise program and also to check how heart valves are working.

This test also helps the doctors to plan the treatment according to the medical condition and it is also performed to check the effectiveness of the treatment.

Test Preparation

Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your TMT. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for TMT.

You will be advised to not to eat or drink anything except water for 4 hours before the test. Don’t drink or eat anything with caffeine for 12 hours before the test.

Understanding your test results

Generally, there is no need for medical interventions if test results are in normal range.

The test results may be different depending on gender, age, health conditions, and other factors.

Electrocardiogram monitor provides the charts of the heart’s electrical activity during the test. So, please consult your physician to interpret the test results.

If abnormal test results were seen, consult your doctor with the test reports.

GenderAge groupsValue
UNISEXAll age groupsChest pain is the end point of the test while running on Treadmill with ECG changes being monitored. The observations are reported accordingly.
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