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TMT Test – A treadmill test (TMT) or cardiac stress test
A treadmill test (TMT) or cardiac stress test helps determine how far your heart can go before an abnormal rhythm or blood flow to the heart muscle drops. It helps your doctor know how your heart responds on being pushed. You will be asked to walk on a treadmill, and the difficulty level will be gradually increased.
Is TMT and ECG same?
Treadmill Test (TMT) is done to find the stress on the heart. On the machine the patient walks and the readings are taken. Treadmill Test machine from GE Marquette (USA) for stress test of heart. Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG) is the recording of the electrical activity of the heart over time via skin electrodes.
Can treadmill test detect heart blockage?
Because exercise makes your heart pump harder and faster, an exercise stress test can reveal problems with blood flow within your heart. A stress test usually involves walking on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike while your heart rhythm, blood pressure and breathing are monitored
How long does TMT test take?
During the TMT, the ECG machine captures your blood pressure reading at the second minute of every stage. Generally, stress tests like TMT usually continue for 20 minutes from start to end.