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Old 02-16-2008, 12:50 PM   #1
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Bruce Protocol - understanding results?

Hi,

Just wondered if anyone out there can assist me or advise any good Cardio discussion forums which may help?

Just had the 'Bruce protocol' exercise ECG and have a lovely big report with lots of graphs and some data. I've not got a heart problem - just wanted to have a check up as I take part in a fairly heavy aerobic class (spin) 4 times a week.

The doc said everything looks 'good' - but I'm wondering what 'good' means?

If anyone can comment, here are what appear to be the 'key' statistics from the report (I'm a 47 year old male):

1. Max METS: 15.9 (reached in Stage 5)

2. Max HR: 164 bpm (94% of max)

3. Last Blood Pressure reading was taken in Stage 4: 210 / 90

4. Last RPP reading was taken in Stage 4: 328

Many thanks,
Mike.

 
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