Would you like to know how your heart is doing?
It is a diagnostic test that evaluates the heart’s response to progressive physical exercise, meaning it indicates how the heart behaves during physical activity.
Because exercise makes the heart pump harder and faster, this test can reveal issues with blood flow within the heart (heart failure), arrhythmias, or other abnormalities that may not be present at rest and can occur during physical activity.
It also allows for a more precise prognosis and assessment of the treatment’s effect (if any).
It’s a vital tool for evaluating your cardiovascular health.
It is essential to start Cardiac Rehabilitation as it will determine the maximum Heart Rate at which you can work.
How is it done?
The exercise is done on a stationary bicycle and is monitored throughout the test with electrodes.
You will start slowly, and as the test progresses, the exercise will become more intense until your heart rate reaches the set target.
It usually lasts about 15-20 minutes of exercise, depending on the person’s endurance.
The specialist will analyze your heart’s response to the effort.
Before the test
It is recommended to fast (not eat or drink alcohol or caffeine) for 3 hours before the test.
What should you bring?
- Comfortable clothing
- Sports shoes
- A towel for sweating
- A water bottle for hydration
Afterward, you can shower at our facilities, so you can bring a change of clothes.
If you have any questions, call us or send us a WhatsApp message at ☎️ 930255728
Who can do it?
It’s a test that can be done by everyone who can use a stationary bicycle to measure their heart’s function.
Although it’s recommended for athletes, at least once a year. If you train daily or very often and at a moderate to high intensity, you should call us to have an ergometry to assess your progress and, most importantly, check how your heart responds to exertion and ensure there are no systemic issues.
Also for those who are starting a sport after a period of inactivity.
And above all, ergometry should be done if you have heart problems or any cardiovascular condition such as hypertension, diabetes, or vascular issues.