Veloergometry is a test of the patient’s cardiovascular system under conditions of increased physical activity. During the procedure, the patient’s blood pressure is measured and a cardiogram is recorded.
The bicycle ergometry test is recommended for patients who experience chest pain and conditions associated with suspected coronary heart disease or stroke. The test should also be performed on patients who have a physically active lifestyle, as the results of bicycle ergometry determine the individual physical tolerance of the patient.
More information on the Veloergometry test
The test uses a bicycle ergometer, a medical device that measures the patient’s heart rate. Depending on the patient’s health condition, during the examination, the doctor may ask the patient to increase physical activity. The duration of the procedure can be up to one hour, and it lasts until the maximum heart rate or the maximum allowable increase in blood pressure is reached.
Veloegometry might help:
to estimate the patient’s physical tolerance
to diagnose coronary artery disease
to diagnose heart rhythm problems (heart arrhythmias)
in the case of a patient with a history of heart disease, the test can help evaluate the effectiveness of existing treatments.
The main benefits of veloergometry for the patient are the early diagnosis of heart disease, which can help prevent future health complications. In addition to the above, testing can help determine the effectiveness of existing treatments and provide valuable information on physical tolerance.