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Thursday, March 25, 2010 dave, Community Member, asks

Q: high blood pressure while running on treadmill stress test

hi im 50 yrs old and had to take a ecg stress test for my hgv licence.

my rest blood pressure was 140/85 after two mins on test blood pressure was taken while still walking and arm hanging down. test was stopped because pressure was 200/110. i have taken pressure on my own treadmill and heart rate 161 and showed 161/95 standing still but showed 230/110 while still walking.

i have tested my son 25 yrs old his was 222/140 while walking on mill but only 150/85 while standing still while pressure was taken. other friend the same very high while walking but low while standing still.

if while moving pressure reading is not correct how can i do a stress test and they stop it if pressure reaches 200+ i cant see how i can pass test.

as this is having a great reaction to my job need some help as no one will explain

can your blood pressure be taken and true reading while on stress test.

 

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
3/26/10 11:56am

Hi Dave,

 

Here is a link to information on the exercise stress tests and blood pressure readings taken throughout the test.

 

Exercise Stress Test

 

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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dave, Community Member
3/26/10 1:44pm

hi lisa

many thanks for your reply.

the problem i am having is they take blood pressure while im walking and so does not give the same reading as 10 secs after i stop being 200+  over 110 before i stop walking and 140 over 90 when i stop so which reading is correct .

it looks like if your arm is moving you get high reading but if its still normal reading they cant both be right can they.

i did 15 mins on my treadmill at 14% uncline and 4.5 mph and took bp after i stopped and got bp of 150/95

but if i just move my arm up and down slow right after i get 230/145.

 

so i see if bp is taken while im on stress test and moving my bp is always going to read high

 

any ideas lisa

 

 

 

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