Where are the electrodes placed for a stress test?

Where are the electrodes placed for a stress test?

To begin, the physician will discuss your medical history and symptoms with you. Then, the technologist will place 10 electrodes (adhesive patches) on your chest which are attached to the ECG which charts your heart’s electrical activity during the test.

What is a positive ECG stress test?

The treadmill electrocardiogram (ECG) stress test is widely used to screen for obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). The presence of STsegment changes, either depression or elevation, on the ECG during the treadmill test often suggests presence of CAD and warrants further management.

What speed and incline is in a stress test?

In the most widely used test, called the Bruce protocol, there are seven stages, each one lasting for three minutes. If you get to the last stage, you’ll be walking at 5.5 mph up a 20% grade. The goal is to get your heart working up to at least 85% of its maximum capacity.

What is a normal stress test results?

A normal test result means no blood flow problems were found. If your test result was not normal, it can mean there is reduced blood flow to your heart. Reasons for reduced blood flow include: Coronary artery disease.

Where should the white wire be placed for a stress test?

The recommended 5-wire ECG lead placement is as follows. Place RA (white) electrode under the right clavicle, mid-clavicular line within the rib cage frame. Place LA (black) electrode under the left clavicle, mid-clavicular line within the rib cage frame.

What is an abnormal stress test?

An abnormal result in both phases of your stress test is an indication that your heart’s blood flow is poor, regardless of your exertion level. The restricted blood flow suggests significant coronary artery disease.

How fast do you walk on a treadmill during a stress test?

After a baseline recording taken at rest, you begin walking on a treadmill at a slow pace (under 2 mph). Every few minutes, the speed and steepness of the treadmill increase, making you work harder. The goal is to exercise until you’re too tired or out of breath.

What should blood pressure be during a stress test?

Normal systolic and diastolic responses to exercise stress testing should not exceed 220 and 100 mm Hg, respectively. Systolic blood pressure of >230 mm Hg is generally considered hazardous.