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Exercise Testing in Coronary Heart Disease

Exercise testing is probably the most often performed diagnostic test for persons with suspected coronary heart disease. It provides not only information about ST-segment depression, heart rate, and blood pressure during and after exercise but more importantly information also on the overall exercise performance in relation to the expected performance adjusted for age and gender, which is of greater prognostic importance than a limited look at the ST segments. Exercise testing provides additional prognostic information particularly in persons with an intermediate pretest probability of disease. This chapter provides a thorough overview of the different types of exercise testing from treadmill exercise to different imaging modalities, and is aimed at the interested new

Introduction General Overview of Exercise Testing Procedure

Both treadmill and cycle ergometer devices are available for exercise testing. Although cycle ergometers are generally less expensive, smaller and produce less motion of the upper body than treadmills, the fatigue of the quadriceps muscles in patients who are not experienced cyclists is a major limitation, because subjects usually stop before reaching their maximum oxygen uptake. Consequently, treadmills are much more commonly used for exercise testing.1

Imaging Modalities of Exercise Testing in CAD

However, there is relatively little evidence comparing the cost-effectiveness ratios of treadmill exercise testing with more expensive imaging procedures. Compared with the treadmill exercise test, the cost of stress echocardiography is at least 2.1 times higher whereas the cost of stress singlephoton emission computed tomographic (SPECT) myocardial imaging is 5.7 times higher. The lower cost of the treadmill exercise test does not necessarily translate into a lower overall cost of patient management, as the total cost of further testing and interventions may be higher when the initial exercise test is less accurate than the novel, more sophisticated procedures.1

Type of Exercise Testing

In Anglo-Saxon countries exercise testing in patients with VHD has been performed predominantly using a treadmill,1517 whereas in European countries it is mostly performed as bicycle ergom-etry,18-22 in either supine or upright position. With treadmill exercise only post-exercise imaging is available. Bicycle exercise, particularly in the supine position, has marked advantages concerning the quality of ECG monitoring, blood pressure measurement, and safety aspects for the patient, particularly for the elderly. Stress Doppler echocardiography has recently been employed for the evaluation of patients with VHD. In treadmill exercise testing only postexercise imaging is available, which may influence the results markedly, for example measuring Doppler gradients after exercise. It may also lead to false-negative results concerning exercise-induced wall motion abnormalities, which may have resolved rapidly after exercise. In contrast, Doppler gradients and pulmonary artery pressure can be...

Exercise Testing to Predict Occurrence of Symptoms in Asymptomatic Patients with Severe AS and Sudden Death

The role of exercise testing for induction of symptoms was recently evaluated. During treadmill exercise testing 37 of asymptomatic patients developed limiting symptoms (breathlessness, chest tightness, and dizziness). These were independent predictors of symptom onset within 1 year. The positive predictive accuracy for exercise-induced symptoms was 79 for patients aged under 70 without significant limitations in daily life.17

Exercise Effects on Lipids and Weight

In a recent study a single 90-minute treadmill exercise activity in the afternoon decreased fasting triglyceride the next morning and postprandial triglyceride concentrations by 25 in lean and obese subjects about 16-18 hours after the exercise session. Obese subjects started at a higher level of triglycerides but had a similar relative reduction.35

Accelerated diagnostic protocols

ADPs have been increasingly used in low-risk patients, usually culminating in one of the methods of cardiac stress evaluation, depending on the results of the clinical assessment. This process usually entails 6 to12 hours of clinical observation, serial 12-lead ECGs, continuous ECG monitoring, and measurement of serial serum markers of cardiac injury 11,13,15,21,25 . Positive findings indicate ACS (usually non-ST elevation ACS, rarely ST elevation ACS) and mandate admission for further management. Negative findings are consistent with absence of MI and no evidence of ischemia at rest. In these cases, the evaluation proceeds to a stress test to determine if the patient has inducible ischemia. Those with a positive test are admitted and those with a negative result are discharged to outpatient follow-up. Multiple methods are currently available to detect stress-induced ischemia, the most widely available and readily applicable of which is treadmill exercise testing. The utility of ADPs...

Silent myocardial infarction and ischaemia

Figure 16.2 Anginal perceptual thresholds in diabetic and non-diabetic patients. Data points are the time from onset of 0.1 mV ST segment depression to onset of angina in individual patients during treadmill exercise. Figure 16.2 Anginal perceptual thresholds in diabetic and non-diabetic patients. Data points are the time from onset of 0.1 mV ST segment depression to onset of angina in individual patients during treadmill exercise.

Sinus Node Dysfunction

Bradycardia Patient

ECG recording from a 50-year-old woman with progressive fatigue and exercise intolerance. During extended treadmill exercise, her heart rate did not exceed 80 bpm. This tracing at rest shows junctional rhythm at approximately 50 bpm. Her exercise capacity improved dramatically after implantation of an AAIR pacing system for sinus node dysfunction. Figure 1.10. ECG recording from a 50-year-old woman with progressive fatigue and exercise intolerance. During extended treadmill exercise, her heart rate did not exceed 80 bpm. This tracing at rest shows junctional rhythm at approximately 50 bpm. Her exercise capacity improved dramatically after implantation of an AAIR pacing system for sinus node dysfunction.

Case Study 2 Client X Adidas Employee

A 52-year-old male,body mass index, 32. First visit to the adidas Wellness Centre, May 2003, with symptomatic retrosternal chest pain. Resting ECG normal, blood pressure elevated at 210 140mmHg. Immediate medication to lower blood pressure recommended. Client X returned within 3 to 4 days of this initial visit where blood pressure was extremely elevated at 278 168 mmHg. Further urgent medicated blood pressure control was recommended and immediately supplied with the full approval cooperation of the patient's own family physician. Subsequent cardiorespiratory stress testing following effective blood pressure control revealed significant ECG changes (in-ferolateral ST-segment depression) at fairly light treadmill exercise (Borg scale of Perceived Exertion Rating 11). Significant risk factor modification program recommended and undertaken. April 2004, coronary angiography revealed significant coronary artery stenosis (70 in all three major coronary arteries). Client X was recommended...

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Pacing Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Tomatic improvement (quality of life and functional class) was not necessarily accompanied by improvement in objective indices such as treadmill exercise time and peak oxygen consumption.22 Similarly, in the Pacing in Cardiomyopathy (PIC) study, Linde and colleagues found significant improvement in both the active pacing and inactive pacing (placebo) group, although the improvement was greater in those assigned to active pacing.23 These two studies suggest that some of the improvement seen in earlier studies may be partly due to placebo effect or the known variability in clinical course of the disorder. Because prolongation of life has not been documented with this therapy, the current role of permanent pacemakers in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is unclear. Accordingly, it should be remembered that surgical myotomy myectomy is still considered the gold standard for treatment of this condition.24 Septal ethanol ablation is an emerging therapy as well. The clinician managing these...

Box 1 Unique factors in women affecting exercise test results

These criticisms, the ED-based exercise stress test has provided useful prognostic information for adverse cardiac events in low- to moderate-risk chest pain patients that have included women 10,11 . Diercks and colleagues have evaluated the use of treadmill exercise testing in 666 women who underwent evaluation in our chest pain unit. Using Agency for Health Care Policy and Research classification, 38 (5.7 ) women were retrospectively identified as high risk, 136 (20.4 ) were intermediate risk and 492 (73.9 ) were low risk for CAD. Of these, 465 (70 ) had negative exercise testing, 145 (22 ) had nondiagnostic tests, and 56 (8 ) had positive tests. Thirty-day clinical follow-up or confirmatory cardiac evaluation was achieved in 512 of 666 (77 ) patients. The sensitivity, specificity, and negative and positive predictive values of the treadmill test are shown for patients with a positive or abnormal test result (positive or non-diagnostic) in Table 1. Compared with a negative exercise...

Equipment and measurements

Two modes of exercise are commonly employed in cardiopulmonary exercise tests cycle ergometer and treadmill. Treadmill. The motor-driven treadmill imposes progressively increasing exercise stress through a combination of speed and grade (slope) increases. Treadmill exercise testing has several advantages. For most individuals, treadmill walking is a more familiar activity than cycling. Furthermore, a larger muscle mass can be brought to endurance during treadmill exercise, leading to a greater stress on the organ systems mediating the exercise response. On average, maximal oxygen uptake (VO2) is reported to be 5-10 higher on a treadmill than a cycle ergometer 15-18 . This may help in detecting abnormalities (e.g. cardiac ischaemia), which only occur with the highest metabolic demand. If exercise testing is being used to provide a prescription for subsequent exercise training, then it may be advantageous to use the same exercise modality in testing as for training. For example, in a...

Exercise Testing in Special Groups

Exercise testing is not contraindicated in the elderly, but it certainly poses several difficulties. Maximal aerobic capacity declines by 8-10 per decade in sedentary persons, with an approximate 50 reduction in exercise capacity between ages 30 and 80 years.23 Muscle weakness or decondi-tioning often compromises exercise capacity, and therefore the decision about an exercise or pharmacological stress test is more important than in younger patients. For patients with coordination or gait problems, a bicycle exercise test may be an attractive alternative to a treadmill exercise test, although unfamiliarity is a common limitation in elderly patients. If treadmill exercise is used, physicians have to select more gradual protocols and attention must be paid to the mechanical hazards of exercise in elderly patients. Interpretation of exercise testing in the elderly differs slightly from that in younger patients. Resting ECG abnormalities may compromise diagnostic accuracy of the exercise...

Development and evolution of early exercise testng

Acc Chest Pain Pathway

Incorporation of treadmill exercise testing into current ADPs is a recent development based on ample data that has overcome initial concern regarding the possible hazards of this technique in potentially unstable patients. This early, contemporary studies confirmed the safety of symptom-limited treadmill exercise ECG testing after 8 to 12 hours of evaluation in patients who have been identified as being at low to intermediate risk by a clinical algorithm that uses serum markers of myocardial necrosis and resting ECGs'' 28 . This strategy is incorporated in the 2002 guidelines of the ACC AHA for management of patients with non-ST elevation ACS in which it is recommended that exercise testing can be performed in stable, low risk patients if ''a follow-up 12-lead ECG and cardiac marker measurements after 6 to 8 hours of observation are normal'' 25 . Recent exercise testing guidelines are in accord with these recommendations 29,30 . These updated guidelines reflect evolution from earlier...

Exercise Testing in Chest Pain Units Rationale Implementation and Results

The development of chest pain units (CPUs) is a response to the need for a strategy to effect accurate, safe, and cost-effective management of patients presenting with possible ACS. Although their initial purpose was to facilitate rapid coronary reperfusion therapy, these units have evolved into centers for management of the lower risk population that composes the majority of patients presenting with chest pain. The latter include those without initial, objective evidence of myocardial ischemia infarction in whom accelerated risk stratification can identify those requiring admission and those who can be safely discharged with outpatient follow-up 8-15 . A basic element of this accelerated diagnostic protocol (ADP) is stress testing after a negative initial assessment for myocardial infarction (MI) or unstable angina. The primary method of testing has been treadmill exercise electrocardiography (ECG) in the context of the ADP. Fundamental to this approach is the identification of...


The test can be carried out on a bicycle ergometer or treadmill. A treadmill has the advantage of more closely mimicking the conditions of exercise in real life. CHF patients often stop exercising on the treadmill because of dyspnea whereas on a bicycle, even if the main reported symptom is dyspnea, patients generally stop exercising because of leg fatigue. Peak achieved workrate is generally greater on a treadmill in CHF patients as in normal subjects, by about 10-15 (Figure 15-1).1 On the other hand, ECG and ventilatory artifacts are more important on a treadmill. The increase in workrate is less linear on a treadmill and workload, depending on body weight, slope and speed, is more difficult to quantify than on a bicycle. On a treadmill, the Bruce protocol allows achievement of the highest workload and VO2. However, it is poorly tolerated in patients with severe CHF. Other protocols are more often used (standard or modified Naughton protocol, for example). Other protocols are...

Quality control

Devices are available to calibrate electromagnetically braked cycle ergometers 87-89 . Calibration should be performed every 6 months or whenever the cycle ergometer is moved, as jarring often disturbs the calibration. For treadmills, belt speed should be verified by timing revolutions of the belt with a subject on the treadmill accuracy of the grade indication should also be validated 7 .

VO2WR relationship

Avo2 Diagram

Cycle ergometers with a substantial ''unloaded'' pedalling setting will also induce higher-than-normal Vo2,bl responses. It is rarely the case that ergometers are truly unloaded i.e. requiring only 0 W reviewed in 3, 10-12 . Although there are some electromagnetically braked models of cycle ergometer that are loadless (with the resistances provided by the pedals and flywheel being overcome by a driver motor), it is not uncommon to encounter ''unloaded'' settings as high as 30 W. The baseline conditions associated with treadmill exercise can be even more variable, reflecting differences in baseline grade, speed and body mass, and the mechanical efficiency of walking (even when the patient does not hold on to the handrail of the treadmill or is partially supported by the investigator) reviewed in 3, 10-12 . Such factors can elevate Fo2,bl and by amounts that are not readily predictable. Elevated baseline oxygen costs can impose significant ''performance'' implications, as they impose a...

Peak oxygen uptake

Table 2. - Published reference values for treadmill exercise Table 2. - Published reference values for treadmill exercise Several studies 4, 6 have shown that V'o2,peak attained on the treadmill is 10-15 higher than V'o2,peak obtained on the cycle ergometer (table 3). The type of ergometer should, therefore, be taken into consideration when choosing reference values.

Goals of Therapy

Patients with claudication have marked impairment in exercise performance and overall functional capacity. Their peak oxygen consumption measured during graded treadmill exercise is 50 of that of age-matched normal subjects, indicating a level of impairment similar to that among patients with New York Heart Association class III heart failure. In addition, patients with claudication typically report great difficulty in walking short distances, even at a slow speed. Reduced walking capacity is associated with impairment in the performance of activities of daily living and in health-related quality of life. Improving mobility and improving quality of life are important treatment goals for patients with PAD.

How To Keep Your Treadmill Running

How To Keep Your Treadmill Running

Buying a treadmill is hard enough. Choosing the best out of many treadmills in the market is nigh impossible. But once youve got the treadmill youve always wanted, are your worries truly over? Well, they certainly are, but only if you maintain your treadmill properly.

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