Development and evaluation of a treadmill-based exercise tolerance test in cardiac rehabilitation.

@article{Dunagan2013DevelopmentAE,
  title={Development and evaluation of a treadmill-based exercise tolerance test in cardiac rehabilitation.},
  author={Julie Dunagan and Jenny Adams and Dunlei Cheng and Stephanie Barton and Janet Bigej-Cerqua and Lisa D Mims and Jennifer Molden and Valerie C. Anderson},
  journal={Proceedings},
  year={2013},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={247-51}
}
Cardiac rehabilitation exercise prescriptions should be based on exercise stress tests; however, limitations in performing stress tests in this setting typically force reliance on subjective measures like the Duke Activity Status Index (DASI). We developed and evaluated a treadmill-based exercise tolerance test (ETT) to provide objective physiologic measures without requiring additional equipment or insurance charges. The ETT is stopped when the patient's Borg scale rating of perceived exertion… CONTINUE READING

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