TMT - Treadmill Test -- Stress induced Electrocardiogram
TMT is the most widely used test in the diagnosis of ischemic heart disease. It involves recording the 12-lead ECG before, during, and after exercise on a treadmill.
The test consists of a standardized gradual incremental increase in external workload while the patient's ECG, symptoms, and arm blood pressure are continuously being monitored. The test is discontinued upon evidence of chest discomfort, severe shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, ST-segment depression of greater than 0.2 mV (2 mm), a fall in systolic blood pressure exceeding 10 mmHg, or the development of a ventricular tachyarrhythmia.
This test helps to discover any relation between exercise and chest discomfort and the typical ECG signs of myocardial ischemia.
TMT test +ve for reversible ischaemia, normal BP response, good exercise tolerance, LVEF=65%. What does this mean for the patient? Eco cardiogram parameters are all within normal range except observation-Aortic valve thickened. Aortic sclerosis without any evidence of aortic stenosis.
Hi, I am 43 Yrs, LDL - 163/ HDL - 62, No Sugar, No Triglyceride, Slim, smoker. TMT report says positive, however one cardiologist looked at the graph saying the abnormality of curve did not susain more than 6 seconds and hence TMT is negative. What does this mean?
what does mildly positive tmt mean. My husband is 41 years old.we got a regular health checkup done where his sugar levels were normal.cholesterol total was 160 hdl 33 and ldl 120.He is regular with exercises and goes for jogs regularly.Has no history of high bp.His tmt said mildly positive.what does that mean