The ergometry, together with the heart ultrasound, is one of the most important investigations in cardiology.
WHEN IS AN ERGOMETRY RECOMENDED?
Among other things, it is used for performance diagnosis, for the diagnosis of hypertension and for the monitoring of the ongoing blood pressure therapy. With the help of the ergometry calcifications of the coronary arteries can be discovered or excluded. The ergometry is also used to diagnose rhythm disturbances and to determine an optimal training pulse.
HOW IS AN ERGOMETRY TEST PERFORMED?
The Ergometry or the stress ECG is usually carried out on the bicycle ergometer. For this purpose, the patient is loaded in a defined manner; Under continuous control of a 12-channel ECG and blood pressure. The measured values are recorded and displayed graphically and can be analyzed afterwards. The ECG changes provide the cardiologist with important information about the condition of the coronary arteries (coronary arteries), on the current blood pressure adjustment, about the training condition of a patient and much more.
For ergometry it is advantageous to wear comfortable sportswear, but this is not a must. You should take a light breakfast and do not feel quite sober to ergometry.