Stress test looking limits

Written by: Dr. Juan García-Nieto Portabella
Edited by: Top Doctors®

A stress test is a part of everything we do to make a review or medical-sport check.

In this latest– review medico-sports-an exhaustive check the athlete is done by analyzing your medical history, your diet, your weight, height and fat percentage, until his lung capacity, blood pressure, etc. Having done all this, the stress test is performed.

The stress test simulates a maximum effort on bicycle or wallpaper. When connected to an electrocardiogram, see the cardiac response to exercise subjected and discard cardiac pathologies on the one hand and on the other see the cardiovascular adaptation to the effort.

Description of the process

This is a very simple procedure for the realization of a stress test, the heart of the athlete is monitored with an electrocardiograph and on the treadmill or bike is subjected to a progressive maximum effort by a predetermined escalation protocol resistance increase in the bicycle speed or tape. We say“ max” because the test ends when the athlete can no longer continue, either because your heart rate is maximal or because they can not run faster or pedal force required by bicycle. During the test, the doctor controls the continuous electrocardiogram and consumption of gases and gas ventilation and blood pressure.

Benefits of the stress test

On the one hand, the benefits of this test is to verify that our heart is capable of withstanding the sport to which we submit, on the other hand is needed to meet our level of athletic performance, and thus to adapt our training program.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Juan García-Nieto Portabella
Sports Medicine

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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