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Old 01-31-2011, 11:24 AM   #1
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stress test alternatives

What kind of stress test is done for a person that can not walk or run? And can you tell me what is involved .

 
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Re: stress test alternatives

Hi twokates,
I was in a similar situation as you - I have a hip injury and could not do the treadmill test.

They will use a drug called Persantine or something similar which 'stresses' the heart (it basicly speeds it up).
I also had to slowly peddle a stationary bicycle for 4 minutes you may or may not have to do this.

The test is easy - you don't even know your heart is beating faster unless you see it on the monitor.

Good luck.

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