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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   For a stress echo test will I be walking or running?
What is the usual way to conduct the actual threadmill part.
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hello!
User :   can u tell me specifics regarding the threadmill duration and time, speed etc
Doctor :   well there are no specifications in the yreadmill test
Doctor :   there just you are asked to walk in more then normal speed
User :   start at 2.0 3.0 7.0 etc ..inclines?
Doctor :   i think these numbers are related to either the graph or the machine ,
Doctor :   as these are not considering in reading the report
Doctor :   and if any deviation from the normal is seen in the graph reading , it is recorded onto the paper
Doctor :   Are you there ?
User :   yes
User :   so they dont start at 2.0 and then make one go to 7.0 8.0 on the treadmill
Doctor :   they are just the reference points on graph
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   the test report is studied is studied based on the type of changes occurring during the heart under stress
Doctor :   Are you there ?
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
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