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Treadmill Test (TMT) - An Overview

The Treadmill Test (TMT), also recognised as an exercise stress test, provides critical insights into your heart's performance under the stress of physical exertion. The physical activity prompts your heart to beat faster and with more force. The TMT test leverages this fact to unearth potential abnormalities in your heart's blood flow.

The process of the TMT typically encompasses real-time tracking of your heart rhythm and blood pressure as you exercise on a treadmill. This scientifically-backed approach can be instrumental in multiple aspects of cardiac health management. It can guide the medical team in making informed treatment decisions, gauge the efficacy of ongoing treatments, or assist in determining the severity of an existing heart condition.

A TMT can be a pivotal step towards proactive heart health care. That's why, when it comes to your heart's health, trust none but the best. Choose Dr Karthigesan- Choose a healthier, more secure future for your heart.

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Conditions Diagnosed Using Treadmill Stress Test

Dr Karthigesan may suggest a treadmill test procedure to diagnose:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • A possible heart-related cause of chest pain, shortness of breath, or fainting
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Heart valve disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

What to Expect Before, During & After a TMT Test

  • Refrain from eating or drinking anything for at least two hours before your test.
  • Continue taking your regular medications unless advised otherwise by your doctor.
  • Dress in comfortable attire and shoes appropriate for treadmill exercise.
  • Avoid consuming any caffeine-containing products for 24 hours prior to the test.
  • Abstain from smoking or using any tobacco products.
  • A trained technician will begin by recording your baseline vital signs, including resting heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Electrodes (small adhesive disks) will be affixed to your chest and arms and connected to an ECG machine.
  • You'll start walking on a treadmill at a comfortable pace. Gradually, the intensity of the workout will increase, always within your capacity.
  • Throughout the test, our team of technicians and exercise physiologists will regularly check on your well-being.
  • The test typically concludes after you've reached and maintained your target heart rate long enough to gather relevant heart function data—usually around 10 to 15 minutes.
  • If you display any severe symptoms or wish to halt the test, our team may conclude it early.
  • Following the treadmill stress test, there are no specific restrictions.
  • Your symptoms, heart rate, blood pressure, and ECG are continuously monitored until they return to the normal range.
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Towards a Healthier Future

Don't risk your heart's health. Schedule your Treadmill Test (TMT) with our highly qualified team, led by our renowned cardiologist, Dr Karthigesan.

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