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Sports medicine: stress test

Stress test

The stress test enables the body’s response to pre-determined work load conditions to be evaluated. It involves an indirect functional evaluation (level II).

It is a diagnostic health and screening tool for certain latent diseases, and it enables a training plan to be devised for the athlete for the optimisation of sporting performance.

It consists of:

  • Certified statement of medical history (anamnesis).
  • Musculoskeletal and cardiovascular examination.
  • Stress test – indirect ergometry.
  • Lactate scanners (optional).
  • Echocardiography (optional).
  • Analytics (optional).
  • Full anthropometry (optional).
  • Report.
Stress test - Department of sports medicine
Stress test

Stress test Plus

In the case of the stress test plus, which also evaluates the body’s response under pre-determined workload conditions, a direct functional evaluation (level III) is carried out.

The test includes:

  • Certified statement of medical history (anamnesis).
  • Musculoskeletal and cardiovascular examination.
  • Spirometry.
  • Direct ergometry (gas analyser).
  • Lactate scanners (optional).
  • Echocardiography (optional).
  • Analytics (optional).
  • Full anthropometry (skinfolds - impedance).
  • Report.

Direct or indirect ergometry, through the monitoring of cardiorespiratory vital signs and the analysis of gases, allows metabolic lactate records to be obtained so as to evaluate the body’s response under pre-determined workload conditions.

Various ergometers, gas analysers, lactate scanners and electrocardiography are required for real time recordings during the stress test. These studies may result in secondary consultations.

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