High Blood Pressure While Running On Treadmill Stress Test

Question

Asked by dave

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.

Answer

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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