High Blood Pressure While Running on Treadmill Stress Test


Asked by dave

High Blood Pressure While Running on Treadmill Stress Test

Hi, I'm 50 years old and had to take a ECG stress test for my HGV license.

My rest blood pressure was 140/85 after two minutes 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 was 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, 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 cannot 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?


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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